Catalogue

UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

Millennium Survey of Poverty and Social Exclusion, 1999

Title details

SN: 4349
Title: Millennium Survey of Poverty and Social Exclusion, 1999
Alternative title: PSE
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-4349-1
Depositor: Finch, N., University of York. Social Policy Research Unit
Principal investigator(s): Gordon, D., University of Bristol. School for Policy Studies
Middleton, S., Loughborough University. Centre for Research in Social Policy
Bradshaw, J.R., University of York. Social Policy Research Unit
Data collector(s): Office for National Statistics
Sponsor(s): Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Other acknowledgements: Tony Manners: Office for National Statistics; Barbara Ballard: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Subject Categories

Equality and inequality - Social stratification and groupings
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
Social indicators and quality of life - Society and culture
Use and provision of specific social services - Social welfare policy and systems

Abstract

The Millennium Survey of Poverty and Social Exclusion (PSE) was designed to update the Breadline Britain Surveys which were conducted by Mori in 1983 and 1990 (see also Gordon et al, Breadline Britain in the 1990s). Firstly, a representative sample of the population of Great Britain was asked for their views on what constitutes the necessities of life in present day Britain. This was done in June 1999 using the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Omnibus Survey. Secondly, a specially selected sample was drawn from respondents to the 1998/99 General Household Survey, and interviewed in detail about their circumstances and their views on a range of issues associated with poverty and social exclusion. This dataset is associated with the second aspect of the survey; the follow-up to the GHS, referred to as PSE.
The aims of the PSE survey were:
To update the Breadline Britain Surveys;
To estimate the size of groups of households in different circumstances;
To explore movement in and out of poverty;
To look at age and gender difference in experiences of and responses to poverty.
It is planned that a similar survey will be carried out in other countries.
Main Topics:
The main topics covered include housing, health, time poverty, social networks and support, necessities, finance and debts, intra-household poverty, poverty over time, absolute and overall poverty, area deprivation, local services, crime, child's school, perceptions of poverty, activism as well as some demographics and information on income.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 1 September 1999 - 15 October 1999
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: Countries
Government Office Regions
Universe: National
Adults
Adults aged 16 or over from a sample of private households. These households were in the lower income groups using a measure of household income, which takes account of household size and composition.
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: A Kish Grid was used (see documentation for further information)
Number of units: (B) 2431 (target) 1534 (obtained) Eligible sample
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Compilation or synthesis of existing material
The face-to-face interviewing was done using CAPI and the interview included a card-sorting exercise. A Computer Assisted Self Interviewing (CASI) module was used to collect answers to sensitive questions, such as those on crime. Where the respondent was reluctant or unable to complete the self-completion section on the laptop the interviewer asked the respondent's permission to ask these questions. Some data were also obtained for this study from the General Household Survey.
Weighting: No information recorded
Data sources: Data derived in part from the General Household Survey

Keywords

ADOPTED CHILDRENADULTSAGE
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTIONALCOHOLIC DRINKSAPARTMENTS
APPRENTICESHIPATTITUDESBANK ACCOUNTS
BASIC NEEDSBATHROOMSBEDROOMS
BONUS PAYMENTSBUILDING MAINTENANCEBUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNTS
BUSINESSESCARE OF DEPENDANTSCARE OF THE DISABLED
CARE OF THE ELDERLYCARE OF THE SICKCENTRAL HEATING
CEREMONIESCHILD BENEFITSCHILD CARE
CHILD DAY CARECHILDRENCHIROPODY
CHRONIC ILLNESSCLEANINGCLOTHING
COHABITATIONCOLOUR TELEVISION RECEIVERSCOMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
COMPACT DISC PLAYERSCOMPANY CARSCOMPUTERS
CONSUMER GOODSCONTRACEPTIVE DEVICESCOOKING
COSTSCRIMEDEBTS
DENTISTSDEPRESSIONDIET AND NUTRITION
DISABILITIESDISABLED PERSONSDISTANCE LEARNING
DIVORCEDOMESTIC APPLIANCESDOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIES
ECONOMIC ACTIVITYEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDEDUCATIONAL COURSES
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONSELDERLYELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY
EMPLOYEESEMPLOYERSEMPLOYMENT
EMPLOYMENT HISTORYETHNIC GROUPSEXAMINATIONS
EXPECTATIONFAMILIESFAMILY MEMBERS
FATHER'S PLACE OF BIRTHFERTILITYFINANCIAL RESOURCES
FINANCIAL SUPPORTFOODFOSTER CHILDREN
FRIENDSFUELSFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT
FURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONFURTHER EDUCATIONGAS SUPPLY
GENDERGENERAL PRACTITIONERSGREAT BRITAIN
HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDHEALTHHEALTH CONSULTATIONS
HEALTH SERVICESHEALTH VISITORSHEARING
HEARING AIDSHEARING IMPAIRMENTSHEATING SYSTEMS
HIGHER EDUCATIONHOBBIESHOLIDAYS
HOME BUYINGHOME HELPHOME OWNERSHIP
HOME SHARINGHOME VISITSHOSPITAL OUTPATIENT SERVICES
HOSPITAL SERVICESHOSPITALIZATIONHOURS OF WORK
HOUSEHOLD BUDGETSHOUSEHOLDSHOUSES
HOUSEWORKHOUSINGHOUSING AGE
HOUSING FACILITIESHOUSING TENUREINCOME
INSURANCEINTEREST (FINANCE)INTERNET
INVESTMENTJOB HUNTINGKITCHENS
LANDLORDSLEISURE TIME ACTIVITIESLOANS
MANAGERSMARITAL HISTORYMARITAL STATUS
MARRIAGEMARRIAGE DISSOLUTIONMATERNITY PATIENTS
MEALS-ON-WHEELSMEDICAL PRESCRIPTIONSMOBILE HOMES
MORTGAGESMOTHER'S PLACE OF BIRTHMOTOR VEHICLES
NEIGHBOURSNURSESOCCUPATIONAL PENSIONS
OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONSOCCUPATIONAL TRAININGOCCUPATIONS
ONE-PARENT FAMILIESOPTICIANSOVERTIME
PARENTSPART-TIME COURSESPART-TIME EMPLOYMENT
PATIENTSPENSIONSPERSONAL DEBT REPAYMENT
PERSONAL HYGIENEPERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICESPHYSICIANS
PLACE OF BIRTHPOLICE SERVICESPOVERTY
PREGNANCYPRIVATE PERSONAL PENSIONSPRIVATE SECTOR
PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATIONSPUBLIC HOUSESPUBLIC TRANSPORT
QUALIFICATIONSREDUNDANCY PAYRENTED ACCOMMODATION
RENTSRESIDENTIAL MOBILITYRETIREMENT
ROOM SHARINGROOMSSANDWICH COURSES
SATELLITE RECEIVERSSAVINGSSCHOOL-LEAVING AGE
SELF-EMPLOYEDSHARED HOME OWNERSHIPSHELTERED HOUSING
SHOPPINGSIBLINGSSICK PERSONS
SMOKINGSMOKING CESSATIONSOCIAL DISADVANTAGE
SOCIAL EXCLUSIONSOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONSSOCIAL SUPPORTSOCIAL WORKERS
SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSSPORTSPOUSES
STANDARD OF LIVINGSTATE RETIREMENT PENSIONSSTEPCHILDREN
STERILIZATION (SEX)STUDENTSSUBSIDIARY EMPLOYMENT
SUPERVISORSTELEPHONESTELEVISION CHANNELS
TELEVISION RECEIVERSTIED HOUSINGTOBACCO
TRAINING COURSESUNEMPLOYEDUNEMPLOYMENT
UNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONUNWAGED WORKERSVACANT HOUSING
VIDEO RECORDERSVISION IMPAIRMENTSVISITS (PERSONAL)
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATESWAGESWALKING
WATER SUPPLYWIDOWED

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 31 July 2001
Latest edition: 10 January 2002 (2nd Edition)
Copyright: Copyright Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

TitleFile NameSize (KB)
User Guide a4349uab.pdf 881
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_4349_Information.htm 19
READ File read4349.txt 4

Related studies:

General Household Survey, 1998-1999 (SN 4134)
ONS Omnibus Survey, June 1999 (SN 4384)

Publications

By principal investigator(s):
Gordon, D., et al. (2000) Poverty and social exclusion in Britain, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

  • Pantazis, C., Townsend, P. and Gordon, D. (2000) The necessities of life in Britain, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Bradshaw, J., et al. (2000) The necessities of life for children, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Gordon, D., Pantazis, C. and Townsend, P. (2000) Changing necessities of life 1983-1999, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Gordon, D. (2000) Income and social deprivation, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Adelman, L., Ashworth, K. and Middleton, S. (2000) Poverty, social exclusion and employment, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Ashworth, K., Middleton, S. and Adelman, L. (2000) Social security, poverty and social exclusion, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Goodwin, D., Adelman, L. and Middleton, S. (2000) Debt, money management and access to financial services, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Pantazis, C. and Middleton, S. (2000) Poverty and gender, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Gordon, D. and Middleton, C. (2000) Poverty and time, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Bradshaw, J. and Levitas, R. (2000) Lone parent families, poverty and social exclusion, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Gordon, D. (2000) Poverty and health/disablement, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Levitas, R., Pantazis, C. and Patsios, D.(2000) Social exclusion as lack of social relations, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Bramley, G. (2000) Social exclusion and lack of access to services, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Payne, S. (2000) Poverty and mental health, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Pantazis, C. (2000) Poverty and crime, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Bradshaw, J. (2000) Active citizenship, social exclusion and social norms, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Bramley, G. (2000) Social exclusion and local neighbourhoods, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Middleton, S. (2000) Child poverty and social exclusion, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Patios, D. (2000) Poverty and social exclusion among the elderly, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Levitas, R., Bradshaw, J. and Townsend, P. (2000) How multidimensional is social exclusion, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Townsend, P., Levitas, R. and Gordon (2000) Establishing an operational definition of material and social deprivation, social exclusion and poverty, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Adelman, L., Ashworth, K. and Middleton, S. (2000) Intra household distribution of poverty and social exclusion, PSE Working Paper Series.
  • Pantazis, C. Gordon, D. and Townsend, P. (2000) 'Perceptions of the necessities of life: Scotland and England compared', Scottish Affairs Committee, Poverty in Scotland, Minutes of Evidence, House of Commons, HC59-V, London: The Stationery Office, pp.123-27.
  • Townsend, P. (2000) 'Prisoners of the global market : social polarisation and poverty', IN J. Baudot (ed.) Building a world community: globalisation and the common good. A report of the Copenhagen seminars, for the special session of the United Nations General Assembly on the follow-up to the Social Summit, Geneva 2000 Forum, pp.230-53.
  • Townsend, P., Pantazis, C. and Gordon, D. (2000) Perceptions of necessities of life: Wales, England and Scotland compared, Select Committee on Welsh Affairs, Inquiry into social exclusion, London: The Stationery Office.
  • Gordon, D., (2000) Producing an 'objective' poverty line in eight easy steps : annotated example for adults in the PSE survey.

    Resulting from secondary analysis:
    McKay, S. (2004) 'Poverty or preference? What do 'consensual deprivation indicators' really measure?' Fiscal Studies, 25(2), pp.201-224.

    Dorling, D. et al. (2007) Poverty and wealth across Britain 1968 to 2005, Findings No.2077, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

    Dorling, D. et al. (2007) Poverty, wealth and place in Britain, 1968 to 2005, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation/Policy Press. ISBN 978 1 86134 995 8.

    The Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) has produced a 'Data Dictionary' covering summary information on UK-based survey series (including the Millennium Survey of Poverty and Social Exclusion) that include any data on alcohol use. Further information and links to the dictionary documents may be found on the IAS Data Dictionary - Table of Contents web page.

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