Tackling disadvantage: A 20-year enterprise

David Darton, Donald Hirsch and Jason Strelitz

A concise review of how poverty could be substantially reduced in Britain over the next two decades, Tackling disadvantage is the outcome of consultation with a wide range of policy experts.

The report begins by identifying some fundamental causes of poverty and disadvantage, and looks at who is most affected. It sets out the key issues in six areas – education, family poverty, geographic disadvantage, income poverty, housing and long-term care. It highlights the problems that need to be tackled, and the long-term goals that policy needs to adopt. Some of the consequent directions policy-makers might take are illustrated with examples of possible policy as a stimulus for further thinking. The study includes numerous figures in full colour. A supplementary publication, Tackling UK poverty and disadvantage in the 21st century, providing more in-depth analysis, is also available.



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