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Publications

By Principal Investigator(s):
Townsend, P. (1954) Providing for pensions, Planning, No. 364, Political and Economic Planning, London, pp.93-116.

Townsend, P. (1954) 'Measuring poverty', British Journal of Sociology, June, pp.130-137.

Townsend, P. (1955) 'The family life of old people', The Sociological Review, December, pp.175-195.

Townsend, P. (1957) The family life of old people, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Townsend, P. (1959) The home and welfare services for the aged: 1945-1958 and beyond, Report No. 379 for the Labour Party study group on social security and old age, April.

Townsend, P. and Woodroffe, C. (1961) Nursing homes in England and Wales - a study of public responsibility, National Corporation for the Care of Old People.

Townsend, P. (1962) The last refuge: a survey of residential institutions and homes for the aged in England and Wales, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Townsend, P. (1963) 'The argument for gradually abandoning communal homes for the aged', International Social Science Journal, Vol. XV, No. 3.

Townsend, P. (1964) 'Family and kinship in industrial society' IN P. Halmos (ed.) Proceedings of the Conference of the British Sociological Association, April, Sociological Review Monograph No. 8, October.

Townsend, P. and Abel-Smith, B. (1965) The poor and the poorest: a new analysis of the Ministry of Labour's Family Expenditure Surveys of 1953-4 and 1960, London: Bell.

Townsend, P. and Wedderburn, D (1970) The aged in the welfare state, London: Bell.

Townsend, P. and Field, F. (1970) 'Poverty and the Labour Government', The Spokesman, Summer.

Townsend, P. (1973) The social minority, London: Allen Lane.

Townsend, P. (1975) Sociology and social policy, London: Allen Lane.

Townsend, P. (1979) Poverty in the United Kingdom: a Survey of Household Resources and Standards of Living, London: Penguin Books and Allen Lane.

Townsend, P. (1983) 'A theory of poverty and the role of social policy' IN M. Loney, D. Boswell and J. Clarke (eds.) Social Policy and Social Welfare, Milton Keynes: Open University Press, pp.58-82.

Townsend, P., Corrigan, P. and Kowarzik, U. (1987) 'Poverty and labour in London', Survey of Londoners' Living Standards, Report No. 1, London.

Townsend, P. (1991) 'Rethinking anti-poverty strategies: the last 25 years and the next', Poverty, the Journal of the Child Poverty Action Group, No. 78, Spring, pp.14-16.

Townsend, P. (1993) The international analysis of poverty, Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf, pp.291.

Townsend, P. et al. (1997), Absolute and overall poverty in Britain in 1997: what the population themselves say, Bristol Statistical Monitoring Unit, University of Bristol, pp.66.

Townsend, P. et al. (2000) Poverty and social exclusion in Britain, 2000, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Townsend, P. and Gordon, D. (eds.)(2001) Breadline Europe: the measurement of poverty, Bristol: Policy Press, pp.465.

Townsend, P. and Gordon, D.(eds.)(2002) World poverty: new policies to defeat an old enemy, Bristol: Policy Press, pp.350.
 
Resulting from Secondary Analysis:
Johnson, J., Rolph, S. and Smith, R. (2007) ‘Revisiting “The Last Refuge”: present day methodological challenges’ in M. Bernard, T. Scharf (eds) Critical perspectives on ageing societies, Policy Press, pp. 89-104.

Rolph, S., Johnson, J. and Smith, R. (2009) 'Using photography to understand change and continuity in the history of residential care for older people’, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 12(5) pp.421-439.

Johnson, J., Rolph, S. and Smith, R. (2010) Residential care transformed: revisiting 'The Last Refuge', Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Johnson, J., Rolph, S. and Smith, R. (2010) ‘Uncovering history: private sector care homes for older people’, Journal of Social Policy, 39(2) pp.235-253.


















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