Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 2013

The latest annual Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion Report by the New Policy Institute (NPI) gives a comprehensive picture of poverty in the UK. It features independent analysis of a range of indicators, including low income, unemployment, low pay, homelessness and ill health.

Key research points:

- more than half of the 13 million people living in poverty in the UK in 2011/12 were in a working family;

- while the labour market has shown signs of revival in the last year, the number of people in low-paid jobs has risen and average incomes have fallen – around five million people are paid below the living wage;

- there is substantial movement in and out of work;

– 4.8 million different people have claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance in the last two years;

- the proportion of pensioners in poverty is at its lowest for almost 30 years, but the proportion of working-age adults without children in poverty is the highest on record.

Published 2014-01-03

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Publication year
2013
Format
pdf, 54p.
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© New Policy Institute, 2013
Country
United Kingdom
Our thematic areas
Child Poverty
Content Type
Reports

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Publication year
2013
Format
pdf, 54p.
Rights
© New Policy Institute, 2013
Country
United Kingdom
Our thematic areas
Child Poverty
Content Type
Reports