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Perspectives on poverty

  • 04/06/2015
  • Author:bridgetmccall

Want to understand the factors influencing poverty in the UK today? Find out more about the Joseph Rowntree Foundation series of reports reviewing the economic, philosophical, psychological and sociological perspectives of poverty.

Poverty is key issue in the UK today. Despite being one of the world's largest economies, 13 million people live in poverty, including 3.6 million children – and the numbers are rising.

The reasons why people fall into financial hardship are complex. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, a leading social policy research and development charity, has published a series of reviews looking at poverty from four different perspectives - economic, philosophical, psychological and sociological.

The aim of the review is to inform debate, highlight important factors and make recommendations about the foundations on which an effective anti-poverty strategy for the UK should be based.

Source: Joseph Rowntree Foundation website

Date of publication: 4 June 2015

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