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Poverty in Scotland 2011: Towards a More Equal Scotland?

McKendrick, John; Mooney, Gerry; Dickie, John and Kelly, Peter eds. (2011). Poverty in Scotland 2011: Towards a More Equal Scotland? Poverty in Scotland. London: Child Poverty Action Group.

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Abstract

Poverty in Scotland 2011 is the latest edition of a series providing a detailed overview of poverty and anti-poverty policies in Scotland. It provides a comprehensive, yet accessible, account of the state of poverty in Scotland,
highlighting the main trends and the impact poverty has on people and places.
Reviewing Scottish and UK anti-poverty policies since the last edition in 2007, Poverty in Scotland 2011 identifies approaches that have had a positive impact while critiquing those that have failed to ameliorate poverty, worked to deepen its effects or have increased the stigma people experiencing poverty face.
Drawing on the latest data, the book explores:
• how poverty is defined and measured
• what causes poverty in Scotland, and whether poverty is falling
• how poverty has been presented in public debates and popular culture
• how policies, practice and service provision have impacted on people in poverty
• the links between poverty and the environment, health, housing, education, the early years, debt, income maximisation and cultural participation.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2011 Child Poverty Action Group
ISBN: 9781901698597
Keywords: sociology; poverty; Scotland
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
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Item ID: 28210
Depositing User: Gerry Mooney
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2011 08:16
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:24
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28210
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