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Poverty in Britain; Unemployment As a Choice

Laurie Taylor discusses the largest ever survey of UK levels of deprivation. Plus new research on people who choose unemployment rather than undesirable jobs.

Poverty in Britain: Laurie Taylor talks to Joanna Mack, Learning and Teaching producer at the Open University, about the largest ever survey of UK levels of economic and social deprivation. Her co-authored book, 'Breadline Britain..' claims that poverty is at an all time high.

Also, claimants who reject work. Andrew Dunn, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Lincoln University, has conducted research which suggests that some unemployed people turn down 'undesirable' work, thus choosing to remain in financial hardship.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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