This paper brings together six summaries focusing on key themes from interviews with residents in six lower-income neighbourhoods in Anglesey, Blackburn, Edinburgh, Knowsley, Grimsby and West London.
The summaries focus on the following themes:
- the relationship between work, place and identity;
- concepts of self-esteem and comparative poverty;
- patterns of residential mobility and immobility;
- the 'time-space biographies' of residents' daily lives;
- the relationship between neighbourhood infrastructure and social interaction;
- family, friends and neighbours' roles in social and support relationships;
- differential experiences of 'social mix'; and
- perceptions of neighbourhood change.