The price of poverty

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the cost of living for low income earners

Summary

People living on low incomes often pay more for essential goods and services. This poverty penalty means that they may have to buy low quality or expensive goods and services. They may face catastrophic spending burdens to maintain basic standards of living. This report discusses how this happens and why. It includes interviews where people talk about their spending priorities, how they cope with high prices and manage their budgets.

Publication Type
Report
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Jo Flanagan
Key Subject Area
cost of living