Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 2009

Mon, 14/12/2009

This annual report on the state of poverty and social exclusion in the United Kingdom from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the New Policy Institute covers a wide range of issues, ranging from low income, worklessness and debt, to ill-health, poor education and problems in communities. The report, using official government data, is built around a set of 50 indicators. While the recession has certainly had an impact, the report shows that several key indicators, particularly regarding low income, unemployment and debt, were already getting worse, well before the recession began. In addition, many indicators have improved, notably in health and education. The report is complemented by a comprehensive website which provides updates to graphs, more analyses and links to other relevant sites. For further information please visit: Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 2009