UK-EU: People pushed to the margins driven to vote for Brexit


"People earning less than £20,000 a year, with lower qualifications and living in low-skilled areas were the driving force behind the vote to leave the European Union, research for the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has found.

In one of the first academic analyses to examine individual and place-based characteristics driving the Leave vote, it shows how a lack of opportunity across swathes of the country led to Brexit. It shows how British votes in the referendum were divided across economic, educational and social lines.

It concludes that groups of voters who have been pushed to the margins of society, who live on low incomes, have few qualifications and lack the skills required to prosper in the modern economy, were more likely than others to endorse Brexit."


See: People pushed to the margins driven to vote for Brexit (Joseph Rowntree Foundation, link)

And the full report: Brexit vote explained: poverty, low skills and lack of opportunities (JRF, link)

 

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