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Equality and Poverty Analysis Team

Communities Analytical Services

Scottish Government

1F North

Victoria Quay

Edinburgh EH6 6QQ

Summary: Sexual Orientation and Income and Poverty

MoneySummary: Sexual Orientation and Income and Poverty

Currently the Scottish Government does not have sufficiently robust evidence to draw conclusions on the association between poverty and sexual orientation. More data should be available in future as new questions are included in national surveys.

 

Equal pay and sexual orientation

There is limited evidence on equal pay and sexual orientation. See external links section for any externally produced research.

Useful Links

Sexual Orientation Page

Income and Poverty Page

External Links

External Links

Please note that you will leave the Scottish Government web site by clicking on any of the following links, and that the Scottish Government and its staff are not responsible for content external to this web site. Any research has been carried out independently of the Scottish Government and the findings do not necessarily represent the views of the Scottish Government or Scottish Ministers.

Poverty and Social Exclusion survey - an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded UK survey of the dimensions of relative poverty. The Scottish Government has funded a rural boost of the Scottish sample to enable better analysis of this rich data source. Analysis of the Scottish results by the Heriot-Watt and Glasgow University partners in the project were published in 2013.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

University of Essex 'An Examination of Poverty and Sexual Orientation in the UK' - Commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, this report reviews research concerning sexual orientation and poverty, contributing to understanding the links between poverty and inequality.

Scottish Poverty Information Unit

Poverty Alliance

The Poverty Site

The Poverty Site, links to further analyses

Welsh Government 'An analysis on the impact of the UK Government's welfare reforms in Wales' (2013) - this paper focuses on those with protected equality characteristics.

National Institute of Economic and Scoial Research 'Pay Equity after the Equality Act 2010: Does Sexual Orientation still matter?' - this research explores whether there is a pay gap due to sexual orientation.

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Email

equality-and-poverty-analysis@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone

0131 244 3004

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Equality and Poverty Analysis Team

Communities Analytical Services

Scottish Government

1F North

Victoria Quay

Edinburgh EH6 6QQ

 

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