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A Minimum Income Standard for the UK in 2012 By Noel Smith et al.
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This is the 2012 update of the Minimum Income Standard for the United Kingdom, based on new research into what members of the public think people need for an acceptable minimum standard of... More > living. Budgets for families with children, originally researched in 2008, have for the first time been researched again from scratch. Budgets for other household types have been reviewed. Overall, the report shows that in the past four years both minimum living costs and the earnings needed to afford them have risen significantly more than headline inflation for families with children. For households without children, they have remained more stable. This report shows:: • what incomes different family types require in 2012 to meet the minimum standard; and • how much the cost of a minimum household budget has risen since the last update in 2011.< Less
A Minimum Income Standard for the UK in 2010 By Abigail Davis, Donald Hirsch, Noel Smith
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What members of the public think people need for an acceptable minimum standard of living, updated to 2010.
A Minimum Income Standard for the UK in 2010 By Abigail Davis, Noel Smith, Donald Hirsch
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What members of the public think people need for an acceptable minimum standard of living, updated to 2010.
A minimum income standard for the UK in 2011 By Donald Hirsch
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This is the 2011 update of the Minimum Income Standard for the United Kingdom, which is based on what members of the public think people need for an acceptable minimum standard of living. The report... More > shows: • what incomes different family types require in 2011 to meet the minimum standard; and • how much the cost of a minimum household budget has risen since the last update in 2010.< Less
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Any discussion of social class and mobility would be incomplete without a discussion of poverty, which is defined as the lack of the minimum food and shelter necessary for maintaining life. More... More > specifically, this condition is known as absolute poverty. Today it is estimated that more than 35 million Americans—approximately 14 percent of the population—live in poverty. Of course, like all other social science statistics, these are not without controversy. Other estimates of poverty in the United States range from 10 percent to 21 percent, depending on one's political leanings. This is why many sociologists prefer a relative, rather than an absolute, definition of poverty. According to the definition of relative poverty, the poor are those who lack what is needed by most Americans to live decently because they earn less than half of the nation's median income. By this standard, around 20 percent of Americans live in poverty, and this has been the case for at least the past 40 years.< Less

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