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Title: Which types of family are at risk of food poverty in the UK? A relative deprivation approach
Authors: O'Connell, Rebecca
Owen, Charlie
Padley, Matt
Simon, Antonia
Brannen, Julia
Keywords: Food poverty
Food budget standards
Relative deprivation
Social participation
Families
Poverty
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Citation: O'CONNELL, R. ... et al, 2018. Which types of family are at risk of food poverty in the UK? A relative deprivation approach. Social Policy and Society, doi:10.1017/S1474746418000015.
Abstract: Not enough is known in the UK about how economic phenomena and policy changes have impacted families’ ability to feed themselves. This article employs a novel way of identifying the types of UK families at risk of food poverty over time. Applying a relative deprivation approach, it asks what counts in the UK as a socially acceptable diet that meets needs for health and social participation and how much this costs. Comparing this to actual food expenditure by different family types, between 2005 and 2013, it identifies which are spending less than expected and may be at risk of food poverty. The analysis finds the proportion has increased over time for most family types and for lone parents and large families in particular. The discussion considers findings in light of changing economic and policy contexts and the implications for policy responses of how food poverty is defined and measured.
Description: This article has been published in a revised form in Social Policy and Society http://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746418000015. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press.
Sponsor: The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) /ERC grant agreement n° 337977.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1017/S1474746418000015
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28174
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746418000015
ISSN: 1474-7464
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