The new poverty
Armstrong, Stephen, 1966- author.
The new poverty / Stephen Armstrong.
London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2017.
xiii, 242 pages ; 22 cm
- Introduction : the report
- The problem of age
- Health : the rise of DIY dentistry
- The new full employment
- Divided kingdom
- More than half the sky
- Courage, faith and unity.
"We are living in an age with unprecedented levels of poverty. Who are the new poor? And what can we do about it? Today 13 million people are living in poverty in the UK. According to a 2017 report, 1 in 5 children live below the poverty line. The new poor, however, are an even larger group than these official figures suggest. They are more often than not in work, living precariously and betrayed by austerity policies that make affordable good quality housing, good health and secure employment increasingly unimaginable. In The New Poverty investigative journalist Stephen Armstrong travels across Britain to tell the stories of those who are most vulnerable. It is the story of an unreported Britain, abandoned by politicians and betrayed by the retreat of the welfare state. As benefit cuts continue and in-work poverty soars, he asks what long-term impact this will have on post-Brexit Britain and—on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the 1942 Beveridge report—what we can do to stop the destruction of our welfare state."--Amazon.com.
- Subject headings
Working poor--Great Britain.
Great Britain--Economic conditions--21st century.
Great Britain--Social conditions--21st century.
9781786634672 US electronic book
- Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
- Call Number
- HC260.P6 A76 2017
- Wells Library - Research Coll. - Stacks
- 7th Floor, East Tower