Poverty in the United Kingdom: A Survey of Household Resources and Standards of Living

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1979 - Business & Economics - 1216 pages
 

Contents

Preface
17
Acknowledgements
25
Concepts of Poverty and Deprivation
31
Theories of Poverty
61
Methods of Research
93
Limitations of Research
111
Inequality and Poverty 193868
117
Survey Data on Personal Income
126
Deprivation in Housing
476
Deprivation of Environment
529
The Problems of Poor Areas
543
Rural and Urban Differences
549
The Persistence of Deprivation
558
Social Minorities
565
The Unemployed and the Subemployed
588
The Levels of Unemployment and Subemployment
595

Earnings
133
Social Stratification and Occupations
142
Fiscal Welfare
150
Poverty
160
Nutrition
167
Conclusion
174
Cash Incomes of Different Types of Household
193
The Distribution of Assets
199
Assets of Different Types of Household
205
The Value of Employer Welfare Benefits
215
Private Income in Kind
223
Conceptual Problems of Income and Wealth
230
Three Measures of Poverty
237
The Incidence of Poverty
272
The Impact of Poverty
304
Concepts and Definitions of Riches
338
Combining Income and Wealth
345
The Rich and the Poor
357
Separate Elites or Ruling Class?
363
Social Class and Styles of Living
369
Objective and Subjective Deprivation
413
The Interrelationship between Objective and Subjective Deprivation
422
Objective Deprivation and Lack of Income
430
Occupational Class and Unemployment
601
Income Support During Unemployment
607
Summary
614
The Older Worker
652
Disabled People and the Longterm Sick
685
Handicapped Children
740
OneParent Families
753
Summary and Conclusion
781
Eligibility for Supplementary Benefit
823
The Failure of Meanstested Benefits
860
The Social Distribution of Poverty and Trends in the 1970s
893
The Explanation and Elimination of Poverty
913
Methods of Sampling
927
Representativeness of the Sample
955
The Value to Families of the Social Services
964
Some Definitions
980
The Social Grading of Occupations
986
Comments on Survey and Questionnaire
1077
Statistical Tests
1168
List of References
1177
Index
1201
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