New Statesman Supplement: Busting the Poverty Myths

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The Webb Memorial Trust is interested to hear your views on the issues covered in this supplement. You may agree with our contributors or you may disagree. You may think we have missed an important aspect or you may have a particular slant on one of the myths we have briefly examined.

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What does a good society without poverty look like?

What are the factors that produce a good society without poverty?

Who does what to implement a good society without poverty?

These are the three questions that are shaping the Trust’s Poverty and Inequality Programme, which is expected to run for the next few years – leaving behind a legacy worthy of Beatrice Webb herself.

New Statesman Povety Supplement: Busting the Poverty Myths

There is widespread misunderstanding of the problem of poverty, which makes it harder to address.
To improve our understanding, we have asked writers from academia, charities and think tanks to identify prominent “myths of poverty” and to examine them through an empirical lens.

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