Poverty in the United Kingdom by Peter Townsend

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Baroness Ruth Lister CBE FBA, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough University

Peter Townsend’s Poverty in the United Kingdom (1979) is a monumental work, which helped modern Britain better to understand itself. Not only did it provide the most comprehensive in-depth picture of what modern poverty means for those affected, it also represented a milestone in developing our understanding of poverty.”

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