Poverty and Social Exclusion Living Standards Survey, 2012


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom project is the largest research project of its kind ever carried out in the UK. It examines levels of deprivation in the UK today. The research aims to answer the following questions:What are the best methods for measuring poverty, deprivation, social exclusion and standard of living?How are the different dimensions of poverty, deprivation and social exclusion related?What is the current extent and nature of poverty and how has it changed?What policies best address these problems?Launched in May 2010, the project comprises four main pieces of research so far:Firstly, two major surveys into the public's perceptions of necessities and into living standards were carried out in 2012/13: an attitudinal UK Omnibus survey, gathering the public's perceptions of necessities and attitudes to services (held under SN 7878); and a large-scale survey of living standards to examine the nature, extent and causes of deprivation and social exclusion (SN 7879).In addition, two qualitative research studies have been undertaken: an investigation into the experiences of living on low income during recession in Gloucestershire, the West Midlands and Strathclyde (SN 7877); and an exploration of the role of the family when coping with poverty in Northern Ireland.Further information about the project may be found on the Poverty and Social Exclusion project website.

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The Poverty and Social Exclusion Living Standards Survey provided crucial information about the living standards experienced by UK households, with particular interest in issues of income inequality, poverty and social exclusion. Survey fieldwork was conducted separately in Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) and Northern Ireland. In Great Britain the study was conducted by the NatCen Social Research on behalf of the University of Bristol. In Northern Ireland the study was conducted by Central Survey Unit (CSU) of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) on behalf of Queen's University Belfast.

Multi-stage stratified random sample

The PSE sample consists of respondents who participated in the Family Resources Survey, 2010-2011.

Face-to-face interview

DOI https://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-7879-1
Metadata Access https://datacatalogue.cessda.eu/oai-pmh/v0/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_ddi25&identifier=b52b989018d2951048b18379a12229308b3460e6a316936b581ed199b555798e
Creator Gordon, D., University of Bristol, School for Policy Studies
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 2016
Funding Reference Economic and Social Research Council
Rights Copyright D. Gordon; <p>The Data Collection is available to UK Data Service registered users subject to the <a href="https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/app/uploads/cd137-enduserlicence.pdf" target="_blank">End User Licence Agreement</a>.</p><p>Commercial use of the data requires approval from the data owner or their nominee. The UK Data Service will contact you.</p>
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Resource Type Numeric
Discipline Economics; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage United Kingdom