Communities in recession

Two complementary pieces of work focus on the circumstances of disadvantaged people and communities during the recession.

They look at: 

  • what can be learned from previous recessions;
  • what is happening in disadvantaged communities today; and
  • what should happen now and in the coming years to rebuild and protect vulnerable communities in future recessions.

The Round-up by Becky Tunstall of the London School of Economics analyses evidence from past recessions and the current one on the impact of recessions for communities.

Alongside this work, journalist Karen Day has documented her visits to four communities to illustrate the effects of the recession on the lives of the people who live in them.