Children in families with limited resources across Scotland 2014-2016
New estimates of the proportion of children in combined low income and material deprivation by council area and household characteristics.
Using North Lanarkshire as an example
21% of children in North Lanarkshire live in households that experience both, a low income as well as material deprivation.
32% of children in North Lanarkshire live in a low-income household.
41% of children in North Lanarkshire live in a household in material deprivation.
On a low income but not in material deprivation (11%); may still be at risk of poverty.
In material deprivation but not on a low income (20%); may have only recently moved out of poverty.
This measure of limited resources brings together two aspects of poverty:
- living on a low income (70% of middle incomes)
- living in material deprivation (being unable to afford basic necessities)
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