Poverty in Scotland - Recovery Enterprises Scotland Ltd

Poverty in Scotland

Poverty in Scotland 2018:
child poverty, disability and gender

This report sets out the latest figures on poverty in Scotland, focusing in particular on child poverty, disability and gender. It highlights how barriers to the workplace are intrinsically linked to child poverty and calls for renewed action to achieve targets to reduce child poverty.

In Scotland, almost a quarter of a million children are in poverty, with their families facing impossible decisions such as whether to pay the rent, heat their home or put food on the table. There is consensus across the Scottish Parliament that this situation will be ended within a generation, but it will require renewed action by government, employers, landlords and providers of key goods and services.

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Source: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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