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Poverty in Scotland

Poverty in Scotland

Thursday, June 25, 2015

ISBN: 9781785444982

A booklet setting out poverty statistics from 2013/14, alongside stories from people with experience of living in poverty. This is a joint publication between the Scottish Government and the Poverty Truth Commission.

Executive Summary

'Poverty in Scotland' is a summary of Scottish Government statistics on poverty in Scotland for the most recent year, 2013/14.

Alongside the numbers is testimony from real people who are living in poverty. This is to help give the numbers meaning, explore what poverty actually means, and hear the voices of people affected.

The Scottish Government has worked with the Poverty Truth Commission to put this together. The testimony has either been written by people living in poverty or taken from interviews people have given to the Truth Commission.