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Measuring poverty when inflation varies across households

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This research, funded and published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, looks at trends in poverty (relative and absolute) after taking into account households’ different experiences of inflation.

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Big increases in food and energy prices mean that poorer households have experienced larger increases in their living costs than have richer households. If one were to take account of differential inflation since 2010-11 the numbers of people recorded in “absolute poverty” would have been about ...