Poverty Propaganda debunks many popular myths and misconceptions about poverty and its prevalence, causes and consequences. In particular, it highlights the role of `poverty propaganda' in sustaining class divides in perpetuating poverty and disadvantage in contemporary Britain.
Does `real' poverty still exist in Britain? How do people differentiate between the supposed `deserving' and `undeserving' poor? Is there a culture of worklessness passed down generation to generation? Poverty Propaganda: Exploring the myths sheds new light on how poverty is understood in contemporary Britain, debunking many popular myths and misconceptions about poverty, its prevalence, causes and consequences, and concluding with suggestions for change.