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Education Maintenance Allowances 2014-15

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 23, 2016


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A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

ISBN 978 1 78652 186 6 (web only publication)
PPDAS 67735

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Summary of Key Findings

1. Background information on Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs)

2. Analysis and Interpretation
Recipients of EMA
EMA Payments
Total Spend on Payments
Average Payment Spend per Person (excluding bonus payments)

3. Tables
Table 1. Young people in receipt of EMA by institution type and gender: 2006-07 to 2014-15
Table 2. Young people in receipt of EMA by deprivation background and age: 2006-07 to 2014-15
Table 3. Young people in receipt of EMA by deprivation background and institution type: 2006-07 to 2014-15.
Table 4. EMA payment spend (£) by level of weekly payment and payment type: 2006-07 to 2014-15.
Table 5. EMA payment spend (£) by institution type: 2006-07 to 2014-15
Table 6. EMA payment spend (£) by gender: 2006-07 to 2014-15

4. Methodological Note
Data Sources
Age of Recipients
Gender of Recipients
School Pupil Population
College Student Population
Activity Agreements
Recipients from Deprived Areas of Scotland
Data Presentation
Coverage of Spend Data

A National Statistics publication for Scotland