JRF report on public attitudes to poverty

A report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) published in May 2013 highlights an enduring link between public attitudes to poverty and the state of the economy, but shows how this link to welfare is weakening.

The research – carried out by NatCen Social Research, explored public attitudes to poverty and welfare over the past three decades.

It found that perceptions of and expectations for poverty levels became more pessimistic during the recessions of the 1990s and late 2000s, with a societal explanation for poverty gaining favour at the expense of an individual explanation.

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