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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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:|| 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
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Business|
School of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
School of Business > Public Services International Research Unit
|Last Modified:||22 May 2012 10:29|
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