Poverty, participation and choice: the legacy of Peter Townsend - summary

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Report

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Emanuele Ferragina, Mark Tomlinson and Robert Walker

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Summary


Peter Townsend, the famous British sociologist who died in 2009, demonstrated that poverty prevents people being full members of society. This analysis of a large new dataset, Understanding Society, explores the relevance of Townsend’s ideas in the 21st century.

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Social Exclusion, Poverty and Ethnic Groups

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