Understanding the transformation of the prospects of place
- Funder: Joseph Rowntree Foundation (Sub-contract with the University of Sheffield)
- Lead applicant: Professor Dave Gordon
- Co-researcher: Dr Eldin Fahmy
- Dates: May 2005 - October 2006
- Research centre: Study of Poverty and Social Justice
This project seeks to develop a longitudinally consistent approach to understanding the changing geography of poverty and affluence in Britain in the period 1968-2004. For the first time, this research will produce estimates of poverty and wealth in Britain based upon a consistent methodology which can be applied across time and across changing geographies. The research involves extensive quantitative analysis of large-scale surveys of poverty and wealth in Britain in order to derive synthetic models that can then be applied to census small area statistics for the purposes of geospatial analysis. These sources include a series of nationally representative poverty surveys conducted in 1968-9, 1981, 1990, and 1999, and family expenditure survey data for the period 1968-2001.