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Pete Alcock, Howard Glennerster, and Ann Oakley

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342997

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342997.001.0001

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The summation of poverty

The summation of poverty

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(p.23) Chapter Two The summation of poverty
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Welfare and wellbeing
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Ann Oakley

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342997.003.0003

This chapter comes from Richard Titmuss's book, Poverty and population, which describes the concentration of poverty, poor diet, and premature death in certain social groups and regions. It analyses regional statistics of illness, accidents, and deaths, comparing the poorer with the richer. It notes that this careful computation of statistics about social groups and life-chances — a legacy of Titmuss's time in the insurance industry — is one of his most valuable contributions to the demographic and health literature.

Keywords:   population, regional statistics, illness, accidents, poverty, diet, social groups, life-chances, insurance industry, health literature

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