Assessment of Area Based Government Policy in the United Kingdom in Relation to the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem

2019-05-16 • One minute to read

This essay presents a critique of Area Based Policy in the United Kingdom, a fairly recent development that aims to target specified geographic areas to tackle socioeconomic problems.

The essay presents the idea that specific targeting of policy may lead to unintended issues in relation to gentrification, and social exclusion. Additionally it considers that a persons social network if influenced by more than purely their home area.


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