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Welfare Reform on the Web (July 2006): Welfare state - UK

Poverty and social exclusion in Britain: the millennium survey

C. Pantazis, D. Gordon and R. Levitas

Bristol: Policy Press, 2006

The book reports on the most comprehensive survey ever to be undertaken in Britain: the Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey. The book:

  • Presents the first large-scale analysis of this data set;
  • Charts the extent and nature of material and social deprivation and exclusion in Britain at the end of the 20th century;
  • Makes the first ever measurement of the context of social exclusion, based on a survey specifically designed for this purpose;
  • Provides a clear conceptual understanding of poverty and social exclusion from both a national and international perspective.

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