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Child poverty in Scotland: What we know and what the public's views are

Child poverty in Scotland: What we know and what the public's views are

Monday, June 12, 2017

ISBN: 9781788510288

This booklet presents information from Scottish Government research and statistics, alongside quotes from people living in poverty, which were provided by the Poverty Alliance.

Executive Summary

This booklet sets out what we know about child poverty in Scotland – what it is, how common it is, what life’s like for families in poverty, and

why children are in poverty. It compares this with what members of the Scottish public think about poverty and people in poverty. The public have

a good understanding of some aspects of child poverty in Scotland. But there are also some mismatches between what the public think and what

living in poverty is really like.