Mapping the ‘hard edges’ of disadvantage in England

Bramley, G., Fitzpatrick, S. and Sosenko, F. (2020) Mapping the ‘hard edges’ of disadvantage in England. Geographical Journal, 186(4), pp. 390-402. (doi: 10.1111/geoj.12358)

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There is growing policy interest in the UK in adults who exhibit severe and multiple disadvantage, combining homelessness, substance misuse, and offending. Triangulation of administrative datasets enables estimation of the scale and characteristics of these overlapping groups, and geographical mapping permits quantitative examination of the area types associated with these extreme forms of disadvantage. It is shown that measures from different data domain systems correlate well and that the geographical variance in prevalence is greater than for many comparable indicators. Emergent themes include the centrality of poverty, the legacy of deindustrialisation, the role of certain types of urban centre, and the spatial distribution of services and institutions. Wider implications for debates on the definition, measurement, and causation of poverty are drawn out, while the future prospects for the use and linkage of administrative data in this field are considered.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sosenko, Dr Filip
Authors: Bramley, G., Fitzpatrick, S., and Sosenko, F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Geographical Journal
ISSN (Online):1475-4959
Published Online:10 August 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Geographical Journal 186(4): 390-402
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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