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|Title:||Millennium Survey of Poverty and Social Exclusion, 1999|
|Depositor:||Finch, N., University of York. Social Policy Research Unit|
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
Office for National Statistics
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
|Other acknowledgements:||Tony Manners: Office for National Statistics; Barbara Ballard: Joseph Rowntree Foundation|
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|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.
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.
|Dates of fieldwork:||1 September 1999 - 15 October 1999|
Government Office Regions
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.
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
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 derived in part from the General Household Survey
|ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION||ALCOHOLIC DRINKS||APARTMENTS|
|BONUS PAYMENTS||BUILDING MAINTENANCE||BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNTS|
|BUSINESSES||CARE OF DEPENDANTS||CARE OF THE DISABLED|
|CARE OF THE ELDERLY||CARE OF THE SICK||CENTRAL HEATING|
|CEREMONIES||CHILD BENEFITS||CHILD CARE|
|CHILD DAY CARE||CHILDREN||CHIROPODY|
|COHABITATION||COLOUR TELEVISION RECEIVERS||COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS|
|COMPACT DISC PLAYERS||COMPANY CARS||COMPUTERS|
|CONSUMER GOODS||CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES||COOKING|
|DENTISTS||DEPRESSION||DIET AND NUTRITION|
|DISABILITIES||DISABLED PERSONS||DISTANCE LEARNING|
|DIVORCE||DOMESTIC APPLIANCES||DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIES|
|ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||EDUCATIONAL COURSES|
|EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS||ELDERLY||ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY|
|FATHER'S PLACE OF BIRTH||FERTILITY||FINANCIAL RESOURCES|
|FINANCIAL SUPPORT||FOOD||FOSTER CHILDREN|
|FURNISHED ACCOMMODATION||FURTHER EDUCATION||GAS SUPPLY|
|GENDER||GENERAL PRACTITIONERS||GREAT BRITAIN|
|HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD||HEALTH CONSULTATIONS||HEALTH SERVICES|
|HEALTH VISITORS||HEALTH||HEARING AIDS|
|HEARING IMPAIRMENTS||HEARING||HEATING SYSTEMS|
|HOME BUYING||HOME HELP||HOME OWNERSHIP|
|HOME SHARING||HOME VISITS||HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT SERVICES|
|HOSPITAL SERVICES||HOSPITALIZATION||HOURS OF WORK|
|HOUSEWORK||HOUSING AGE||HOUSING FACILITIES|
|LANDLORDS||LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES||LOANS|
|MANAGERS||MARITAL HISTORY||MARITAL STATUS|
|MARRIAGE DISSOLUTION||MARRIAGE||MATERNITY PATIENTS|
|MEALS-ON-WHEELS||MEDICAL PRESCRIPTIONS||MOBILE HOMES|
|MORTGAGES||MOTHER'S PLACE OF BIRTH||MOTOR VEHICLES|
|OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS||OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING||OCCUPATIONS|
|PARENTS||PART-TIME COURSES||PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT|
|PATIENTS||PENSIONS||PERSONAL DEBT REPAYMENT|
|PERSONAL HYGIENE||PERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICES||PHYSICIANS|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||POLICE SERVICES||POVERTY|
|PREGNANCY||PRIVATE PERSONAL PENSIONS||PRIVATE SECTOR|
|PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATIONS||PUBLIC HOUSES||PUBLIC TRANSPORT|
|QUALIFICATIONS||REDUNDANCY PAY||RENTED ACCOMMODATION|
|ROOM SHARING||ROOMS||SANDWICH COURSES|
|SATELLITE RECEIVERS||SAVINGS||SCHOOL-LEAVING AGE|
|SELF-EMPLOYED||SHARED HOME OWNERSHIP||SHELTERED HOUSING|
|SMOKING CESSATION||SMOKING||SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE|
|SOCIAL EXCLUSION||SOCIAL HOUSING||SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS|
|SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS||SOCIAL SUPPORT||SOCIAL WORKERS|
|STANDARD OF LIVING||STATE RETIREMENT PENSIONS||STEPCHILDREN|
|STERILIZATION (SEX)||STUDENTS||SUBSIDIARY EMPLOYMENT|
|TELEVISION RECEIVERS||TIED HOUSING||TOBACCO|
|UNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION||UNWAGED WORKERS||VACANT HOUSING|
|VIDEO RECORDERS||VISION IMPAIRMENTS||VISITS (PERSONAL)|
|VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATES||WAGES||WALKING|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||31 July 2001|
|Latest edition:||10 January 2002 (2nd Edition)|
|Copyright:||Copyright Joseph Rowntree Foundation|
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By principal investigator(s):
Gordon, D., et al. (2000) Poverty and social exclusion in Britain, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
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.