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What do we know about In-Work Poverty? A summary of the evidence

What do we know about In-Work Poverty? A summary of the evidence

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

ISBN: 9781785440632

Summarises what the evidence tells us about the extent and impact of in-work poverty in Scotland, and the key factors that influence in-work poverty.

Executive Summary

There are three key factors influencing in-work poverty: the hourly rate of pay; the number of hours worked by members of the household (work intensity); and income gained and lost through the welfare and tax systems. To tackle in-work poverty successfully, we need a broad strategy that targets all three factors.