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Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2013 By Tom MacInnes et al.
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This annual report by the New Policy Institute gives a comprehensive picture of poverty in the UK, featuring analysis of low income, unemployment, low pay, homelessness and ill health. It reveals... More > huge variations between areas in unemployment, educational achievement, and life expectancy. The research shows that: • more than half of the 13 million people living in poverty in the UK in 2011/12 were in a working family; • while the labour market has shown signs of revival in the last year, the number of people in low-paid jobs has risen and average incomes have fallen – around five million people are paid below the living wage; • there is substantial movement in and out of work – 4.8 million different people have claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance in the last two years; • the proportion of pensioners in poverty is at its lowest for almost 30 years, but the proportion of working-age adults without children in poverty is the highest on record.< Less
Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 2012 By Anushree Parekh et al.
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Monitoring poverty and social exclusion is a regular, independent assessment of progress in tackling poverty and other forms of disadvantage across the United Kingdom. The report uses official data... More > from a range of sources to look at trends and patterns across different indicators. It includes analysis of low income, unemployment, low pay, homelessness and ill-health.< Less
Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Northern Ireland 2012 By Hannah Aldridge et al.
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This report updates the 2009 report, written as the recession was hitting Northern Ireland especially hard. Northern Ireland had seen a steeper rise in unemployment than any other part of the UK.... More > Since then, there has been long-term improvement in some areas but persistent problems in others.< Less