SMITH, N., DAVIS, A. and HIRSCH, D., 2010. A minimum income standard for rural households. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 63pp.
This study extends the MIS UK research to consider what rural households need to afford the same standard of living as their urban counterparts. It examines:
what different rural households need to meet the minimum income standard in comparison with urban households;
how meeting needs in key areas of expenditure, such as transport and fuel, differs significantly in different types of location; and
how much income people in rural areas therefore require in order to afford a minimum socially acceptable standard of living.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Commission for Rural Communities