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Poverty and income

We aim to understand the causes of low income and how effective policies are in reducing poverty.


Living in poverty or on low income affects millions of people worldwide and can have very serious consequences for individuals and the households they live in. Income poverty is often linked to household employment and earnings; highlighting the close connection between work and living standards.

Welfare safety nets often include anti-poverty policies however the design of policies differs significantly both between and within a country over time and can effect individuals outcomes, at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy and Society (CASPS) our researchers analyse various aspects of poverty including its determinants and consequences; and also evaluate policies designed to reduce and keep people out of poverty.

Current research projects

Completed research projects

Researchers with current poverty and income research interests


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