The Social Metrics Commission was founded in 2016, in response to the fact that the UK no longer had an official measure of poverty. Its ambition was to develop metrics that better reflected the nature and experiences of poverty in the UK, and which could be used to build a consensus around poverty measurement and action.
The first report, published in September 2018, included improvements in three key areas in understanding poverty and its indicators. This report, published in 2019, builds on this approach, using the most recent data available to provide a comprehensive account of poverty in the UK today, and original analysis that shows how this has changed since the data for the Commission’s measurement framework is available (2000/01).
Download the full report here: https://li.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/SMC-Measuring-Poverty-2019.pdf
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