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Introduction

Introduction

Thomas, Stephen (2008) Introduction. Poor choices: the limits of competitive markets in the provision of essential services to low-income consumers. PSIRU, Greenwich, London, UK, pp. 1-21.

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Abstract

The seven sectors examined in this report represent the goods and services essential for, at the least, social inclusion and, in most instances, survival in a modern society. For the lowest three income deciles, they represent about 60 per cent of total household expenditure. [From final paragraph of Introduction]

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This paper forms 'Introduction', in the longer PSIRU report entitled 'Poor choices: the limits of competitive markets in the provision of essential services to low-income consumers'. Co-ordinated by the PSIRU, this piece of research is the result of Energywatch inviting independent analysis from sectoral experts across seven essential service sectors.
Uncontrolled Keywords: food prices, energy costs, water provision, transport costs, competitive markets, low-income consumers
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:07
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2736

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