This event, ‘Getting the measure of ‘deep poverty’ amidst a cost of living crisis’ forms part of a LINK webinar series that has been arranged at Leeds Social Sciences Institute with the Department for Work and Pensions. LINK, formerly named ‘Linking Leeds’, aims to help connect academic and policy worlds around pressing policy agendas and is open to anyone who would find it of interest.
This event will take place on Wednesday 13 April, 1-2pm on MS Teams. If you would like to join the event, please register using this link.
Below is an abstract from Dr Daniel Edmiston, University of Leeds the next speaker:
Getting the measure of deep poverty amidst a cost of living crisisIn the coming months, we are likely to witness one of the biggest setbacks to living standards in the UK since the 1950s. To explore what’s going on beneath the poverty line, analysts and commentators have become increasingly concerned about the changing nature and severity of poverty. But there is little consensus about what we should be measuring or doing about it. This presentation outlines the primary measures of deep poverty currently in circulation to consider what they can and cannot tell us when it comes to poverty severity, risk & appropriate policy responses.