Demos used our secondary analysis of Understanding Society data to develop a toolkit for councils and charities that will help them to tailor their services to tackle different types of poverty.
We conducted secondary analysis of Understanding Society data to help our collaborator, Demos, better understand the different ways that people experience poverty in Britain today.
Demos used our analysis to develop a toolkit for councils and charities that will help them to tailor their services to tackle different types of poverty.
Using secondary analysis techniques means we can do complex analysis of large datasets, without the cost of doing thousands and thousands of face-to-face interviews.
We used the Understanding Society dataset to identify low-income households. We then further categorised them according to a number of other poverty indicators, such as health, housing, social networks and education.
Our team of analysts conducted Latent Class Analysis to identify how these poverty indicators clustered together and found that there were up to six different types of poverty.
Our analysis was key to the development of Demos’ campaign for a more nuanced policy response to poverty.
Demos developed multidimensional policy solutions that interconnected issues such as wage levels, skills, childcare, housing and health.
We also submitted our research evidence to a Government consultation on how to measure child poverty.