The Impact of Understanding Society

Poverty in the UK

Measuring poverty

The Social Metrics Commission used Understanding Society to measure rates of poverty persistence.


The scale and nature of hidden homelessness

Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation fund an independent, longitudinal study of homelessness in the UK – the Homeless Monitor – that has contributed to a change in homelessness legislation.

Low pay worker

Barriers to pay progression

The Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD) used Understanding Society to investigate the circumstances of the lowest paid