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.

URL: http://www.cpag.org.uk/publications/1_policy.htm

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.

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