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Working Poverty - 3 Jobs and still Poor

Graham Watson

6th September 2016

An interesting look here at poverty in Port Talbot - in the context of Brexit. It stands as a example of highly localised poverty and its causes, examined by a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report.

The JRF report - UK poverty: Causes, costs and solutions - can be accessed here

It highlights some of the economic and social costs that arise from persistent poverty affecting individuals, families, localities and regions.

Poverty wastes people’s potential, depriving our society and economy of the skills and talents of those who have valuable contributions to make. An estimated £78bn of public spending is linked to dealing with poverty and its consequences. This includes spending on healthcare, education, justice, child and adult social services.

https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/we-can-solve-poverty-uk

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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