Poverty and Covid-19

Analysis of the likely impact of the coronavirus pandemic on UK poverty based on YouGov survey data from around 80,000 people

A report for the Social Metrics Commission programme by Baroness Philippa Stroud

Published 5 Aug 2020

A polling report from the Social Metrics Commission

The Social Metrics Commission’s latest report highlights the likely scale and nature of the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic on poverty in the UK.

It analyses how those employed prior to the crisis have fared, breaking this down by each person’s previous position in relation to the poverty line. It also considers the Lived Experience aspects of the Commission’s poverty framework measure, including loneliness, engagement in society, and confidence over the future.

Read the full report at the Social Metrics Commission website: socialmetricscommission.org.uk


Poverty and Covid-19:

A polling report from the Social Metrics Commission

By Baroness Philippa Stroud

Aug 2020

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