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Distant Neighbours: Poverty and inequality in Islington

Shaheen, Faiza; Penny, Joe; Lyall, Sarah; (2013) Distant Neighbours: Poverty and inequality in Islington. New Economics Foundation (NEF): London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Poverty is deepening and inequality is widening in Islington. After five years of economic uncertainty, public sector cuts, and now welfare reform, lower-income residents are under more pressure than ever. The gap between the wealthiest and the rest is growing as house prices and wage polarisation squeeze middle-income families. By 2020, Islington will be a starkly polarised and unequal borough. Despite these challenges this report shows that local actors can make a difference in the face of change. It identifies key areas in which action can make a positive difference to the lives of Islington residents, now and in the long run. This report is about poverty and inequality in Islington. Through interviews with low and high earners in the borough, as well as statistical analysis of key trends, Distant neighbours explores: how life has changed for Islington’s lower-income residents during a period of economic uncertainty, public sector cuts, and welfare reform. what inequality looks like in Islington, how people experience it, and what the consequences are for all of us. how current trends will continue into the future and what Islington might look like in 2020. what can be done locally to address poverty and inequality.

Type: Report
Title: Distant Neighbours: Poverty and inequality in Islington
ISBN-13: 978-1-908506-47-4
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://neweconomics.org/2013/10/distant-neighbour...
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ and www.neweconomics.org/publications.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10183441
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