On inequality in Britain

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18 Jul 2007

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has produced two related reports on inequality in Britain.

Poverty, wealth and place in Britain, 1968 to 2005 looks at how the gap between rich and poor has risen to its highest level for 40 years. It also shows how the the rich are increasingly living in areas segregated from the rest of society.

Public attitudes to economic inequality examines people’s attitudes to inequality. It shows people are more likely to think those on higher income are overpaid than those on lower incomes are underpaid.

Data on poverty and wealth in Britain are also available: here.

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