Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847427489 Published May 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9781847427472 Published May 2011 For sale in North and South America only

Bankrupt Britain

An Atlas of Social Change

Daniel Dorling and Bethan Thoman

Bankrupt Britain
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Daniel Dorling and Bethan Thoman

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages | 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 | © 2011
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847427489 Published May 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9781847427472 Published May 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Bankrupt Britain is a unique atlas giving a comprehensive picture of the effect of the recession on Britain. In detailed colour maps, it shows how economic, social and environmental fortunes have been affected in different areas in the wake of the 2007 banking crisis, 2008 economic crash and 2009 credit crunch. It is essential reading for a broad audience with detailed local level data and a national snap-shot of Britain during this time.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
How to use this atlas

Chapter 1: Financially bankrupt
Introduction
1.1 Bankruptcy, insolvency, individual voluntary arrangements and debt relief orders
1.2 Children living in poverty due to financial deprivation
1.3 Pensioner poverty and inequality due to financial deprivation
1.4 Working-age poverty due to unemployment
1.5 In work poverty due to low or falling earnings
1.6 Public sector cuts: local and national implications
1.7 Where the wealth is: who could afford the cuts?
Chapter 2: Residentially bankrupt
Introduction
2.1 Housing price peaks and multi-millionaires' seats
2.2 Housing price change: location, location, location
2.3 When the bank takes back your home: repossessions
2.4 Rents: spreading the pain to those who don't gain
2.5 Out on the street: landlord evictions
2.6 Housing lists: waiting a lifetime for a home
2.7 Homelessness: no roots and few rights?
Chapter 3: Politically bankrupt
Introduction
3.1 A century of first-past-the-post elections, 1918–2010
3.2 A century of losers: who came second, 1918–2010
3.3 The 2005 general election: verdict on a war?
3.4 Still fiddling the books? MP's travel expense claims 2008/09
3.5 The 2010 general election result: winners and losers
3.6 The 2010 general election result: legitimacy and turnout
3.7 No overall control: local elections and the future
Chapter 4: Morally Bankrupt
Introduction
4.1 Child abuse, protection and fear
4.2 Child well-being and bullying
4.3 Conceptions among girls aged under 16
4.4 Anti-social behaviour: shouting fire
4.5 Criminal behaviour of any kind
4.6 Legalising formerly criminal behaviour: RIPA
4.7 Legalising tax evasion on inheritance
Chapter 5: Emotionally bankrupt
Introduction
5.1 The 'happiness survey': adult subjective health and well-being
5.2 Children's emotional health
5.3 Children using drugs, alcohol and/or volatile substances
5.4 Adults popping pills to ward off ills
5.5 Taking medicines for any ills at any age
5.6 Mental health service users
5.7 Foot soldiers of the Big Society
Chapter 6: Environmentally Bankrupt
Introduction
6.1 Environments that kill the young
6.2 Cars: the greatest environmental threat
6.3 Air quality: how what you breathe varies geographically
6.4 Burning up the planet: CO2 emissions
6.5 Electricity and gas: changing consumption
6.6 Waste: measuring how much we buy (given how much we throw away)
6.7 Recycling: if you have to use it, then reuse it

Conclusion
Notes
Data sources
Appendix
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