Persistent Poverty in Scotland 2010-2020

Estimates of the proportion of people living in persistent poverty in Scotland between 2010-2014 and 2016-2020.

This report presents estimates of the proportion of people, children, working-age adults and pensioners living in persistent poverty in Scotland. The estimates are used to monitor progress in reducing poverty.

Poverty can be measured in a number of different ways, each of which can tell us something different about poverty. One of the most common measures is relative (income) poverty which identifies people living in households with an equivalised income below 60% of the UK median household income. It therefore measures whether those in the lowest income households are keeping pace with the growth of incomes in the economy as a whole.

The report is available on the poverty website.

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