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SUMMARY – living on different incomes in London: can public consensus identify a 'riches line'?

Davis, Abigail, Hecht, Katharina, Burchardt, Tania ORCID: 0000-0003-4822-4954, Gough, Ian ORCID: 0000-0002-0597-3106, Hirsch, Donald, Rowlingson, Karen and Summers, Kate ORCID: 0000-0001-9964-0259 (2020) SUMMARY – living on different incomes in London: can public consensus identify a 'riches line'? CASEreports (CASEreport 127 Summary). Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London, UK.

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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 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)
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Additional Information: © 2020 CASE & LSE
Divisions: International Inequalities Institute
Social Policy
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
JEL classification: R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R0 - General > R00 - General
D - Microeconomics > D0 - General > D00 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - General > J00 - General
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2024 10:33
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:36

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