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Poverty Research Publications

Due to Scottish Government web publishing system changes in early 2012 this publication listing no longer generates automatically with more recent research reports. These have been added manually.

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3/07/2017 The life chances of young people in Scotland prepared for the First Minister’s Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality. An evidence review of the life chances of young people in Scotland prepared for the First Minister’s Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality  published on same days as the Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality report.
29/06/2017

Universal Credit Claims and Payments (Scotland) Regulations: Analysis of responses to the public consultation exercise

This report presents an analysis of responses to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Universal Credit Claims and Payments (Scotland) Regulations.
29/06/2017 Universal Credit Claims and Payments (Scotland) Regulations: Analysis of responses to the public consultation exercise - Research Findings This report presents an analysis of responses to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Universal Credit Claims and Payments (Scotland) Regulations.
27/03/2017

Poverty in Perspective: A typology of poverty in Scotland

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.
21/12/2016 Consultation on a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland: Analysis of Responses This report presents the findings of an analysis of responses to the Scottish Government’s consultation on a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland.
1/06/2015

The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Sweep 3 Report

The aim of the study is to explore the impact of on-going welfare changes on a range of households in Scotland over time. This report provides the findings from the first three sweeps of interviews, conducted between September 2013 and March 2015. It looks at cumulative impacts over time as well as findings from an in depth module on support accessed by those claiming benefits.
1/06/2015

The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Appendices to Sweep 3 Report

Appendices to the Impact of Welfare Reform Tracking Study Sweep 3 Report
27/05/2015

Wider Payment of the Living Wage in Scotland – Issues for Consideration

Reviews existing international research on impacts and practicalities of introducing the Living Wage and of promoting it through public contracts; and explores the views, experiences and suggestions for action of Scottish employers who have already introduced the Living Wage, Scottish Government contractors and stakeholder organisations.
24/03/2015 Public Attitudes to Poverty, Inequality and Welfare in Scotland and Britain This report sets out public attitudes to poverty, inequality and welfare in Scotland and Britain, from a range of previously published sources. The report focuses on Scottish findings wherever possible, presenting British data as a proxy where Scottish data is not available.
20/01/2015 Child Poverty Measurement Framework - infographics A set of downloadable graphical representations of the Child Poverty Measurement Framework indicators
20/01/2015 What do we know about In-Work Poverty? A summary of the evidence 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.
10/11/2014 The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Year 1 Report The aim of the study is to explore the impact of on-going welfare changes on a range of households in Scotland over time. This report provides the findings from the first year of the study by presenting results from the first two sweeps of interviews. Sweep 1 took place from September 2013 to January 2014 and sweep 2 took place from April 2014 to July 2014
10/11/2014 The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Year 1 Report - Appendices The aim of the study is to explore the impact of on-going welfare changes on a range of households in Scotland over time. This report provides the findings from the first year of the study by presenting results from the first two sweeps of interviews. Sweep 1 took place from September 2013 to January 2014 and sweep 2 took place from April 2014 to July 2014
10/11/2014 The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Year 1 - Research Findings The aim of the study is to explore the impact of on-going welfare changes on a range of households in Scotland over time. This report provides the findings from the first year of the study by presenting results from the first two sweeps of interviews. Sweep 1 took place from September 2013 to January 2014 and sweep 2 took place from April 2014 to July 2014
08/08/2014 Child Poverty Measurement Framework - The Wider Evidence Base The paper presents the wide range of data collected as part of the process of developing the measurement framework for Scotland’s Child Poverty Strategy presented in the 2014 Annual Report on Child Poverty. Alongside a more detailed analysis of the headline indicators, data is presented from sources considered for inclusion, but not included, in the measurement framework.
16/05/2014 The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study The aim of the study is to explore the impact of on-going welfare changes on a range of households in Scotland over time. This report provides a review of the literature and presents the results of the first sweep of interviews which took place from September 2013 to January 2014.
16/05/2014 The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland Tracking Study - Baseline Findings The aim of the study is to explore the impact of on-going welfare changes on a range of households in Scotland over time. This report provides a review of the literature and presents the results of the first sweep of interviews which took place from September 2013 to January 2014.
16/05/2014 Financial Impacts of Welfare Reform - Illustrative Working Age Case Studies This paper outlines some of the changes from the UK government’s welfare reforms, and sets out their financial impacts through case studies of hypothetical working age households. It seeks to inform Scottish Government work on welfare reform mitigation by illustrating the kinds of specific impacts the various reforms are having, and identifying potential ‘winners and losers’ of the reforms
16/05/2014 Review of the Scottish Welfare Fund Interim Scheme The review explores how well the interim arrangements of the Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) have worked, from the perspectives of applicants to the SWF and the third sector organisations supporting them. It also provides recommendations for the remainder of the interim period and for the permanent arrangements.

17/12/2013

Overview of Food Aid Provision in Scotland

This reports on a small-scale study of the food aid landscape in Scotland which mapped food parcel services and 'soup kitchen' providers across eight locations in Scotland. Insights into their operations, monitoring systems and client base are presented alongside an exploration of the potential for monitoring scale and demand and the extent to which figures published by the Trussell Trust are representative of the Scotland wide situation.

 

29/08/2012

Evaluation of the "You First" Programme for Young Parents – Research Findings

This summary highlights the key findings of an evaluation of the 'You First' pilot programme, which was developed by Barnardos Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government. The evaluation explored the benefits of the You First programme and the ways in which these could be maximised through effective delivery.

29/08/2012

Evaluation of the "You First" Programme for Young Parents - Appendices

This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the 'You First' pilot programme, which was developed by Barnardos Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government. The evaluation explored the benefits of the You First programme and the ways in which these could be maximised through effective delivery.

29/08/2012

Evaluation of the "You First" Programme for Young Parents - Report

This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the 'You First' pilot programme, which was developed by Barnardos Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government. The evaluation explored the benefits of the You First programme and the ways in which these could be maximised through effective delivery.

27/02/2012

Devolution of Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans: Analysis of Consultation Responses – Research Findings

This report presents a brief summary of the findings of the analysis of responses received as part of the consultation on the devolution of the Social Fund.

27/02/2012

Devolution of Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans: Analysis of Consultation Responses

This report presents the findings of the analysis of responses received as part of the consultation on the devolution of the Social Fund.

 

 

Date Publication Description
   
05/08/2011 The Social Fund: A Review of Selected Literature This report reviews the literature and examines what the Fund consists of, how it operates and who benefits from it. This review also proposes three alternative models of how the Fund could be administered if it were to be devolved to Scotland.
21/07/2011 Differences in decline - Relative child poverty in Scotland and England 1998-99 to 2008-09 - Research Findings This report summarises the results of an investigation into the differing trends in child poverty across the UK between 1998-99 and 2008-09, focusing on the difference between Scotland and England. It explores the extent to which this difference can be attributed to government policy.
21/03/2011 Tackling Child Poverty in Scotland Analysis of focus group consultation findings - Research Findings This paper summarises findings from focus groups commissioned by the Scottish Government between November 2010 and January 2011 to inform the development of the Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland.
21/03/2011 Tackling child poverty in Scotland Analysis of written consultation findings - Research Findings This paper summarises findings from a written consultation carried out by the Scottish Government between November 2010 and January 2011 about the development of a Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland.
21/03/2011 Tackling Child Poverty in Scotland: Analysis of Focus Group Consultation Findings This report presents findings from focus groups commissioned by the Scottish Government between November 2010 and January 2011 to inform the development of the Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland.
21/03/2011 Tackling Child Poverty in Scotland: Analysis of Written Consultation Findings This paper summarises findings from a written consultation carried out by the Scottish Government between November 2010 and January 2011 about the development of a Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland.
22/12/2010 The Social Fund: a review of selected literature - Research Findings Following the Calman Commission’s recommendation in 2009 that the discretionary Social Fund be devolved to Scotland, the review of literature assesses what the Fund consists of, how it fits in with current policy priorities, how it operates and who benefits from it
23/12/2009 UK Equality Bill: Socio-Economic Duty - Analysis of Consultation Responses This report presents findings of a Scottish Government consultation on the views on an aspect of the UK Equality Bill as it relates to Scotland: whether the provision in the Bill should be extended to Scottish public bodies.
23/12/2009 UK Equality Bill: Socio-Economic Duty - Analysis of Consultation Responses RF 4/2009 This RF presents findings of a Scottish Government consultation on the views on an aspect of the UK Equality Bill as it relates to Scotland: whether the provision in the Bill should be extended to Scottish public bodies.
21/12/2009 Money Advice Giving Methods: A Review of Selected Recent Literature The purpose of this summary is to provide an overview of research on current money advice giving methods and to assess their relative costs and effectiveness for different client groups. By highlighting gaps in knowledge, the review will help to direct future research priorities.