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The problem is poverty, however we label it

Graham Watson

22nd January 2021

This is a really insightful piece that highlights the multi-dimensional aspects of poverty in the UK.

Aditya Chakrabortty isolates a number of factors: food, fuel, child, clothing, transport and digital, among others.

And he's right: poverty is not just about a lack of income, it's fundamentally about a lack of opportunity and it's about social exclusion as a result of the intersection of various factors, and instead of paying it lip-service, the article argues that we need to be serious in tackling it.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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