low income

Report presenting and discussing the findings of a study which made use of a variety of approaches and sources to construct as detailed a picture as possible of how and why poverty varies across ethnic groups. In particular, it focuses on the extent to which it is possible to explain the poverty of ethnic minority children in terms of known risk factors such as lone parent families.

Surveys suggest that public attitudes towards those experiencing poverty are harshly judgemental or view poverty and inequality as inevitable. But when people are better informed about inequality and life on a low income, they are more supportive of measures to reduce poverty and inequality.

Paper examining the impact of devolution in Scotland on poverty and income inequality for particular groups in Scotland. It outlines how income is distributed across Scotland and aims to make a contribution to debates on what can be done to lessen income inequality.

Website of the Child Poverty Action Group, the campaigning charity dedicated to the eradication of child poverty in the UK.

This report notes that there is an incomplete picture of family life in Britain. The scale of the contribution that the UK's 14 million grandparents are making is not fully known. This interim report uses new British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey data to begin to build a more comprehensive picture of Britain's grandparent population; looking at how it has changed over the last decade, and what financial implications becoming a grandparent might involve.

On 11 March 2009, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation hosted a symposium on Basic income, social justice and freedom, jointly organised with the University of York's School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy. Based on themes from the work of eminent political philosopher Philippe Van Parijs, it discussed his argument for the introduction of a basic income paid unconditionally, without work requirements or means tests.

This resource summarises the key findings of a report which aims to provide an independent assessment of the progress being made in eliminating poverty and reducing social exclusion in Britain.

Report providing an overview of the background to and the results and analysis of the 2009 update to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation and its constituent domains.

This report offers a statistical analysis of how labour market disadvantage and household changes affect the recurrent experience of poverty in Great Britain.

Report explaining what the Economic Deprivation Index is and how it can be used to track deprived neighbourhoods in England over time.