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Report finds persisting poverty and social exclusion

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7224.1522 (Published 11 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1522
  1. Gavin Yamey
  1. BMJ

    The government's introduction of policies to tackle poverty and social exclusion has had little impact, and the trend towards worsening income and health inequalities is continuing, according to a new report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

    The report was written by researchers from the New Policy Institute, an independent think tank that monitors social exclusion and welfare state provision, and examines trends in 50 indicators up to 1998.

    The number of people in Great Britain on very low incomes, …

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