A statistical update

Buckingham, Alan (1996) A statistical update. In: Lister, Ruth (ed.) Charles Murray and the Underclass: The Developing Debate. Choice in Welfare (33). The IEA Health and Welfare Unit, London, 166 - 180. ISBN 0255363915

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Abstract

It is more than six years since Charles Murray first intervened in the British underclass debate. Many of his claims and predictions were dismissed at the time either on the basis of a lack of quality evidence or his lack of familiarity with British society. In this appendix I shall update Murray’s data using official statistics, outline recent developments in the debate over the underclass in Britain, and draw on my own analysis of the National Child Development Study to help us adjudicate between some of the competing claims.

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Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
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