12 Aug '11, 10pm

Mapping Poverty and the Riots: Correlation or Causation?

Mapping Poverty and the Riots: Correlation or Causation?

“The English Indices of Deprivation are now published every three years and are the government’s official measure of how poor places are, based on over 30,000 areas of about 1,500 people each. They include information on income, employment, health, education, services, crime and living environment but the final scores for each area are most heavily influenced by income and employment data. The national pattern of deprivation for England tells a familiar story – deprived inner cities in London and the North (particularly Liverpool, Manchester and Middlesbrough), poverty in coastal towns like Clacton and Southend) and significant disparities between places only miles apart. With this information, we get a fine-grained picture of which areas require extra assistance, which areas have not benefited from previous rounds of policy intervention, and which areas are least in need ...

Full article: http://ecolocalizer.com/2011/08/12/mapping-poverty-and-th...

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