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The Experience of Rural Poverty in Scotland: Qualitative Research with Organisations Working with People Experiencing Poverty in Rural Areas

DescriptionFull research report on qualitative research with five vulnerable groups to examine whether and how the experience of poverty is distinctive in rural Scotland. Conducted by EKOS Ltd, the work was undertaken to inform the development of the Scottish Government's 'Tackling Poverty and Inequality Framework'.
ISBN978 0 7559 7424
Official Print Publication DateMarch 2009
Website Publication DateMarch 04, 2009

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ISBN 978 0 7559 7424 5 (Web only publication)
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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 INTRODUCTION
Background
Study Aims
Study Method
Study Issues
Structure of Report

2 THE EXPERIENCE OF POVERTY
Introduction
The Spiral of Poverty
The Urban and Rural Context of Poverty
The Different Experiences of Poverty in Urban and Rural Scotland
Quality of Life: An Issue in Rural Areas?
Key Findings

3 VULNERABLE GROUPS IN POVERTY
Introduction
Single Pensioners
Single Parents
Disabled People
People with Mental Ill Health
Migrant Workers
Summary Findings

4 THE DEFINITION OF POVERTY
Introduction
Feedback from Study Participants

5 TACKLING RURAL POVERTY

6 CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.