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CentrePiece Article
Poverty and Worklessness
Stephen Nickell
October 2003
Paper No' CEPCP148:
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CentrePiece 8 (3) Autumn 2003

Stephen Nickell provides a profile of poverty in Britain today and argues that it is high by European standards because of our exceptionally long tail of very low skilled adults.

This article is an edited version of 'Poverty and Worklessness in Britain', CEP Discussion Paper No. 579, which was Steve Nickell's Presidential Address to the Royal Economic Society.