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Poor neighbourhoods in the 1990s: better or worse?: an analysis of 1991 and 2001 UK Census data

Lupton, Ruth and Berube, Alan (2005) Poor neighbourhoods in the 1990s: better or worse?: an analysis of 1991 and 2001 UK Census data. Benefits: the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 13 (3). pp. 179-188. ISSN 0962-7898

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Abstract

Despite the high profile given to poor neighbourhoods in the English government's social inclusion policy, little is known about how many poor neighbourhoods there are, how many people live in them, whether their number is growing or diminishing, or in what ways they are getting better, or worse, compared with other neighbourhoods. This article examines trends in the 1990s, using 1991 and 2001 Census data. It finds that deprived neighbourhoods made substantial progress on indicators of work, education and home ownership, but that negative trends in population, health and lone parenthood tempered those improvements somewhat. Moreover, there are disparate trends within and across regions, and large gaps continue to separate poor neighbourhoods from the rest of the nation, highlighting the difficulty of ensuring that no one is seriously disadvantaged by where they live.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.policypress.co.uk/journals_jpsj.asp
Additional Information: © 2005 The Policy Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2010 11:14
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/27407/

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