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Poor choices: the limits of competitive markets in the provision of essential services to low-income consumers

Poor choices: the limits of competitive markets in the provision of essential services to low-income consumers

Thomas, Stephen, Lobstein, Tim, Whitehead, Christine, Martindale, K.A., Jones, F.M., Lobina, Emanuele, Hall, David, George, Mike, Lennard, Linda, Lethbridge, Jane and Simpson, Robin (2008) Poor choices: the limits of competitive markets in the provision of essential services to low-income consumers. Discussion Paper. PSIRU, London, UK.

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Abstract

A major study of the problems faced by the poor in the market for seven essential services in the UK - energy, food, housing, water, telecoms, transport, and financial services. Together these represent 60% of spending by the poorest 30% of households.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: [1] Energywatch is now part of Consumer Focus - On 1st October 2008 the Welsh, Scottish and National Consumer Councils merged with Postwatch and energywatch to form Consumer Focus, the new champion for consumers' interests in England, Scotland, Wales and, for post, Northern Ireland.
Uncontrolled Keywords: low-income, poor, essential services, public-private partnerships, public sector
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
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 09:09
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3491

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