Income and Poverty

The State of Economic Justice in Birmingham and the Black Country

  • Published 28th Feb 2019
  • Authors: Carla Ayrton, , Josh Holden, , Peter Kenway, , Adam Tinson,
  • Category: Income and Poverty

This is a report about Birmingham and the Black Country – the local authority areas of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton – and the economic outcomes for the people who live here. Economic justice is concerned with the extent to which the economy can and does generate and spread well-being and financial security. Evidence presented here compares areas and groups of people and includes work and employment, household resources, and housing. This summary highlights some of the deep inequalities that require discussion, attention and collaborative action by a range of stakeholders both within cities and at a regional level. It is intended that the full report should be a tool that can be used by individuals and institutions to design and plan services, to target resources and to understand what is going on in peoples’ lives behind the data.

A copy of the full report can be found here.

About this report
This report was funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust and written by Carla Ayrton, Josh Holden, Peter Kenway and Adam Tinson of the New Policy Institute. The facts presented and views expressed in this report are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Barrow Cadbury Trust.