Who are the poor?
Several research reports, including the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's Poverty and Social Exclusion in Britain (2000) and the DSS's annual report, Households below Average Income , have identified the types of UK households most prone to poverty:
- Households with adults who are unemployed or work part time.
- Lone parent households.
- Households containing children (especially three or more).
- Pakistani and Bangladeshi households
- Pensioner households
- Households containing disabled and/or chronically sick people.
- Households with poorly qualified adult members.
- Welsh households (relative to English and Scottish households).
- Households in the North-east, the North-west, Merseyside, Yorkshire and Humberside (relative to households in other parts of England ).