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Living on different incomes in London: can public consensus identify a 'riches line'?

Davis, Abigail, Hecht, Katharina, Burchardt, Tania, Gough, Ian, Hirsch, Donald, Rowlingson, Karen and Summers, Kate ORCID: 0000-0001-9964-0259 (2020) Living on different incomes in London: can public consensus identify a 'riches line'? . Trust for London, London, UK.

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Abstract

There is widespread public and political concern about economic inequality in the UK today but relatively little research exploring people’s opinions about high incomes, wealth and what it means to be rich. This innovative study, commissioned by Trust for London and conducted by academics at Loughborough and Birmingham universities and the London School of Economics (LSE), aimed to explore what members of the public with lower and higher incomes living in London think defines higher living standards and whether there is a point at which financial resources (income and wealth) are excessive or undesirable for society. London was chosen as the location for the study because economic inequality is particularly pronounced and plainly visible in the capital.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Social Policy
Methodology
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2020 00:16
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2020 01:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107093

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