Who are the poor?

Showing the effects of low pay and long term unemploymentThe causes of inequality

The groups most likely to include people living in poverty are:

  • those without employment or those in part-time employment
  • those on low pay
  • those with disabilities or those who have long-term illness
  • young people not in employment, education or training
  • people experiencing homelessness
  • children
  • pensioners
  • women
  • people in lower social classes
  • people from ethnic minority backgrounds