Children in lone parent families in Scotland are more likely to be in poverty than children in couple families.
|Relative poverty||Absolute poverty||Combined low income and material deprivation|
|Children in lone parent households||90,000||80,000||60,000|
From 2015-18, 17% of children in Scotland were in persistent poverty. An estimate for children in lone parent families is not available for the same period (due to small sample sizes), but it was 31% in 2014-17, compared to 15% for all children.
Trend data over the past decade show that a heightened risk of poverty among lone parent households is a longstanding issue.
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