Resilience and the recession in six deprived communities: Preparing for worse to come?

Elaine Batty and Ian Cole

How people living in six economically vulnerable areas have perceived the early stages of the economic downturn.

JRF commissioned this paper as part of its programme on poverty and place, which aims to understand how where people live affects their experiences of living in or on the margins of poverty.

The paper:

  • reports on some of the findings so far from the poverty and place programme, examining the interaction between 'poverty' and 'place' in six relatively deprived neighbourhoods across Britain;
  • focuses on the perceptions and experiences of people living in economically vulnerable areas during the early stages of the recession;
  • examines what will make some people, and some communities, more resilient in the face of continuing economic hardship.


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