Poverty in Scotland: methodology

Details on how poverty in Scotland is measured.

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Material deprivation

Material deprivation is an additional way of looking at people's living standards.  Detailed information about how we measure material deprivation can be found in the methodology document for the Department for Work and Pensions' Households Below Average Income publication:

There are seperate measures for children and for pensioners, with some important differences:



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