Breadline Britain

In "Breadline Britain - the rise of mass poverty", Stewart Lansley and Joanna Mack track changes in deprivation since 1983 and paint a devastating picture of the reality of poverty today and its causes.

It draws on three decades of unique statistical research - the "Breadline Britain surveys" in 1983, 1990, 1999 and 2012. These measure poverty using the public's views on what is an unacceptable standard in contemporary Britain. Using this publicly set minimum standards.

* poverty has doubled since 1983 and now stands at nearly one in three
* three and a half million adults go hungry so they can feed their children.
* one in five children is in a house that is cold and damp and one in ten lacks warm clothes.
* 600,000  children are unable to go on school trips each term because their parents cannot afford it.


Brilliant. Enlightening but disturbing. Amartya Sen -- Nobel Laureate in Economics
"A devastatingly shocking report. This is the book everyone needs to read" "authoritative and compellingly readable" Polly Toynbee 

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