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Poverty, wealth and place in Britain, 1968 to 2005

Understanding the Transformation of the Prospects of Place

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About the Map

This cartogram allows you to map the key wealth and poverty measures produced by the project.  The measures are described in full in the project report, and are briefly described below.

1. Core Poor
Households who experience poverty in all three dimensions: they are income poor and they are materially deprived and they are subjectively poor. Core Poor households are a subset of Breadline Poor households.

2. Breadline Poor
Households living below a relative poverty line, and, as such, are excluded from participating in the norms of society

3. Non-poor, non-wealthy
Households that are neither (Breadline) poor nor (Asset) wealthy

4. Asset Wealthy
Households who are relatively wealthy, estimated using the relationship between housing wealth and the contemporary inheritance tax threshold

5. Exclusive Wealthy
Households with so much wealth that they can exclude themselves from the norms of society. Exclusive Wealthy households are a subset of Asset Wealthy households.

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