Poverty in Perspective
- 28th November 2012, 04:30PM
We are pleased to be joined on Wednesday 28 November by the Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools, and Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Minister for Children and Families, Anne Longfield, CEO of 4Children and Anastasia de Waal, Deputy Director of Civitas, to launch this new report.
The report's author, Demos Deputy Director Claudia Wood, will also give a presentation on the project's findings. Read Claudia's comments on the coalition's recent consultation on child poverty in the Daily Telegraph here. The event will be chaired by Demos' Director David Goodhart.
Poverty in Perspective identifies fifteen separate ‘types’ of modern poverty in Britain today, and each is characterised by a unique combination of indicators which helps capture the ‘lived experience’ of poverty. The model used to generate the findings is entirely new.
This is the first time anyone has attempted to systematically break down the in-poverty population into different groups. The results not only challenge established preconceptions about life below the poverty line, but they also have important implications for how we tackle poverty.
The insights from different groups touch upon the child poverty strategy, pensioner poverty, housing and education strategies, welfare reform and growth. Our report also explores the challenges of tackling poverty at local level with limited data, and presents a toolkit to guide policy makers’ and practitioners’ thinking.
The event will also offer an opportunity to see our groundbreaking infographics presenting different poverty types, which will be available on our dedicated poverty project website going live on launch day.
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This report has been developed in association with NatCen and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.