Talking about poverty: how experts and the public understand UK poverty

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Volmert, Andrew; Pineau, Marisa Gerstein; Kendall-Taylor, Nathaniel
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Date of publication
18 November 2016
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Social Policy
Social welfare
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This research identifies gaps and overlaps between public and expert understandings of UK poverty and suggests better ways of building support in order to solve the problem.

The idea of poverty and the meaning of the term in the UK is contested, and those working to tackle poverty are finding it difficult to shift negative public attitudes and cultivate broad public support for adequate social policy.

This research by the FrameWorks Institute compares how experts - including people with experience of poverty - and the public understand UK poverty.

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