Defining the breadline. Is there a Northern Ireland consensus?

Mike Tomlinson: Measures of poverty typically combine low income with indicators of deprivation – items and activities that people lack because they cannot afford them. Which deprivation indicators are the important ones for defining poverty is a matter of debate. The seminar will present findings from a population-wide survey of Northern Ireland asking people’s opinion about items and activities that everyone should be able to afford and not have to do without. A total of 76 items and activities were tested and the seminar will explore the degree of consensus within the population on ‘the necessities of life’. This seminar took place on 6th April 2012. Download: Policy Briefing Powerpoint Presentation