Deprivation and gentrification in London

As this article in the Telegraph discusses, researchers from Cambridge devised a method to identify gentrifying areas in London, comparing social media data (twitter and foursquare) with the Indices of Deprivation. “Researchers compared half a million tweets and Foursquare check-ins across more than 40,000 London locations, with area deprivation scores. They found that less[…]

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Housing market volatility and deprivation

This 2011 report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) examined housing market volatility with a view to the socio-economic aspects. The authors claim that house price volatility disproportionately affects more deprived areas and noted strong regional differences in average house prices that reflect differences in terms of regional deprivation. As housing market growth[…]

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Poverty, Ethnicity and Place

This report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysed the link between area deprivation, poverty and ethnicity in England, drawing on existing research. They found that ethnic minorities were concentrated in deprived areas relative to non-deprived areas: “The proportion of ethnic minority people living in deprived neighbourhoods (according to IMD scores)[…]

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Pupil absence and IMD

IMD pupil absence

In a study by the University of Sheffield’s Social & Spatial Inequalities Research Group, the Indices of Multiple Deprivation were used to look at pupil absence inequalities. Secondary school pupil absence is an indicator in the Education, Skills and Training Domain of the IMD, measured as “the proportion of authorised and unauthorised absences[…]

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