Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Rural Poverty Today: Experiences of Social Exclusion in Rural Britain

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE, Dr Jane Atterton


Full text is not currently available for this publication.


Poverty is perceived as an urban problem, yet many in rural Britain also experience hardship. This book explores how and why people in rural areas experience and negotiate proverty and social exclusion. It examines the role of societal processes, individual circumstances, sources of support (markets, state, voluntary organisations, family and friends) and the role of place.It concludes that the UK's welfare system is poorly adapted to rural areas, with the Covid pandemic, Brexit and cutbacks exacerbating pressures. Voluntary organisations increasingly fill gaps in provision left by the state. Invaluable to those working in policy and practice, the book recommends a combination of person-based and place-based approaches to tackle rural poverty.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Shucksmith M, Glass J, Chapman P, Atterton J

Publication type: Authored Book

Publication status: Published

Year: 2023

Number of Pages: 256

Print publication date: 22/02/2023

Online publication date: 22/02/2023

Acceptance date: 09/12/2021

Publisher: Policy Press

Place Published: Bristol


Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781447367123