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Poverty and social exclusion in Britain
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Introduction Dave Gordon, Ruth Levitas and Christina Pantazis; Section One: Principles: The concept and measurement of poverty ~ Dave Gordon; The measurement of absolute and overall poverty ~ Peter Townsend and Christina Pantazis; The necessities of life Christina Pantazis, Dave Gordon and Peter Townsend; The concept and measurement of social exclusion ~ Ruth Levitas; Section Two: Processes: Does work pay? Employment, poverty and social exclusion from social relations ~ Nick Bailey; Debt and financial exclusion ~ Stephen McKay and Sharon Collard; Social exclusion and local services ~ Tania Fisher and Glen Bramley; Crime 'disorder' and insecurity and social exclusion ~ Christina Pantazis; Mental health, poverty and social exclusion ~ Sarah Payne; Section Three: People: Child, poverty and social exclusion ~ Eva Lloyd; Youth, poverty and social exclusion ~ Eldin Fahmy; Gender, poverty and social exclusion Christina Pantazis and Elisabetta Ruspini; Lone mothers, poverty and social exclusion ~ Ruth Levitas, Emma Head and Naomi Finch; Pensioners, poverty and social exclusion ~ Demi Patsios; Conclusion ~ Dave Gordon, Ruth Levitas, Christina Pantazis and Peter Townsend.

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Christina Pantazis is Head of the Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice in the School for Policy Studies. David Gordon is Professor of Social Justice and Director of the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research and Ruth Levitas is Professor of Sociology and (from 2006) Head of Department, all at the University of Bristol, UK.

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"This important book is likely to become a standard text for many courses on poverty and social exclusion." Jane Millar, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath

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