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How much is enough? Reaching social consensus on minimum household needs

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posted on 23.03.2016, 10:13 by Abigail Davis, Donald Hirsch, Matt Padley, Lydia Marshall
The Minimum Income Standard research carried out regularly by CRSP involves detailed discussion among member of the public about what things are essential for a minimum acceptable standard of living. This report sets out for the first time the details of how the groups reach consensus and what rationales they use to determine which items are included. Based on analysis of six years of MIS research, the report identifies the common themes that have emerged from the groups’ discussions, ranging from the need to have reasonable choices to the importance of living life in a practical way when time is scarce. For each area of household budgets, it explains how these rationales have guided decisions about what items people need to be able to afford.

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Research Unit

  • Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP)

Citation

DAVIS, A. ... et al., 2015. How much is enough? Reaching social consensus on minimum household needs. Loughborough: Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University, 114pp.

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Centre for Research in Social Policy © Loughborough University

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VoR (Version of Record)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

This is a report.

ISBN

9780946831463

Language

en

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