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Poverty and employment

Employment remains the best route out of poverty. However employment, even full time employment is no longer a guarantee against poverty.

This section presents information on the links between the risk of poverty and employment.

Latest statistics

Summary statistics on characteristics associated with poverty in Scotland are presented below:

Characteristics associated with poverty (published June 2017)

Working poverty by family type and work status (published August 2016)      

Poverty rates for single working age adults (published August 2016)


The Scottish Government report below sets out the kay factors affecting in-work poverty

What do we know about in-work poverty? (published January 2015)


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