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Poverty in Perspective: A typology of poverty in Scotland

Poverty in Perspective: A typology of poverty in Scotland

Monday, March 27, 2017

ISBN: 9781786528735

The report sets out 13 different ‘types’ of poverty in Scotland, spread across three pre-determined life stages: families with children, working age households without children, and pensioner households.

Executive Summary

Life on low income is not the same for all households. This analysis grouped together low income households (households with less than 70% of the median income) based on similarities in their lived experiences of poverty. It used data from the Scottish Household Survey and a statistical technique called latent class analysis. It identified 13 ‘types’ of poverty, spread across three pre-determined life stages. The report discusses the different combination of services and interventions that each poverty type needs.