A question of justice: are holiday clubs serving the most deprived communities in England?

Mann, Emily, Long, Michael, Stretesky, Paul and Defeyter, Margaret Anne (Greta) (2018) A question of justice: are holiday clubs serving the most deprived communities in England? Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 23 (10). pp. 1008-1022. ISSN 1354-9839

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2018.1518415

Abstract

In response to the problem of holiday hunger, hundreds of local “holiday clubs” have recently been established across the UK. This research examines the spatial relationship between income, childhood deprivation, ethnicity and holiday clubs across 32,844 Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in England to determine if these clubs are currently operating in an inclusive fashion. Data on the location of holiday clubs comes from a national survey. Binary logistic regression results suggest that holiday clubs are likely to operate in economically disadvantaged areas. At the same time, clubs are not distributed equally by ethnicity. That is, holiday clubs operated by voluntary organisations are more likely to be situated in LSOAs that are disproportionately white and English\British and less likely to be situated in LSOAs that are disproportionately ethnic minority. This finding has important implications for the pursuit of holiday clubs as a policy mechanism for addressing access to food in light of the state’s failure to adequately feed all of the country’s children.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Holiday hunger, food insecurity, food justice, holiday clubs
Subjects: L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 13:53
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 13:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/35728

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