Fahmy, Eldin and Gordon, David and Dorling, Danny and Rigby, Janette E. and Wheeler, Ben
Poverty and place in Britain, 1968-99.
Environment and Planning A, 43.
To date, analyses of long-term trends in the spatial distribution of poverty in Britain have
been frustrated by a lack of consistency in definitions, data sources and measures, as well as by
changes over time in census and administrative geographies. This paper draws upon a series of
national poverty surveys in order to derive methodologically consistent estimates of breadline and
core poverty. These models are then applied to census data in order to describe the changing
geography of poverty in Britain over the 1968 ^ 99 period. The primary concern is to reveal the
changing spatial distribution of poverty that lies behind the headline figures. These analyses suggest
that not only has poverty become increasingly prevalent amongst British households, it also became
increasingly spatially concentrated between 1968 and 1999.
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