13 March 2015 – the squeezed middle class

The UK Guardian blog (7 March) shows some remarkable research conducted by Benjamin Hennig and Danny Dorling from the University of Oxford that uses living maps to demonstrate the extent to which London has become polarised between rich and poor over the past 30 years, with a 43% decrease in middle-income households between 1980 and 2010.

The article also reveals how ‘England is increasingly divided between the rich and the poor, with a 60% increase in poor households and a 33% increase in wealthy households. This has come at a time – 1980 to 2010 – when the number of middle-income households went down by 27%’.

You can read the full article here
Visit Benjamin Hennig’s website here and Danny Dorling’s website here

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