Changes in the intensity and spatial patterns of deprivation across London, 1981 - 2001

Redmond, Ciaran (2007) Changes in the intensity and spatial patterns of deprivation across London, 1981 - 2001. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This study examines the changes in spatial patterns and intensity of deprivation over a period of 30 years at ward level in London, using data collected from the UK Census. An evaluation into the problems of defining and recognising deprivation is followed by an assessment of the possible methodological approaches available for a study of this sort. An index of deprivation is created by combining selected deprivation indicators and then each ward is ranked according to its score from the index to research the most and least deprived wards in London. The studies aims are to assess whether deprivation has increased or not over the last 30 years as well as to explore the popular belief that deprivation is located and focused in inner city regions and decreases as you move further out. Statistical methods are used to examine the relationship between the chosen variables to evaluate their reliability in indicating deprivation. The study moves to evaluate the problems inherent in attempting to measure deprivation as well as difficulties and constraints present when using census data.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13

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