Is inequality reducing?

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Abstract

The Scottish government aims to reduce income inequality by 2017. Income inequality has not reduced in Scotland over the last decade. Indeed, if anything, the income share of Scotland’s poorest households has decreased in recent years. Recent and projected trends for the key drivers of change in income inequality do not suggest that Scotland is moving in the right direction to tackle income inequality. It is unlikely that, without substantial policy changes, income inequality in Scotland will reduce dramatically by 2017
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPoverty in Scotland 2011: Towards a More Equal Scotland
EditorsJohn H. McKendrick, Gerry Mooney, Peter Kelly, John Dickie
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherChild Poverty Action Group
Pages76-90
Number of pages15
Edition6th revised
ISBN (Print)9781906076597
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

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Keywords

  • poverty
  • inequality
  • Scotland
  • household incomes
  • wage levels

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McKendrick, J. H. (2011). Is inequality reducing? In J. H. McKendrick, G. Mooney, P. Kelly, & J. Dickie (Eds.), Poverty in Scotland 2011: Towards a More Equal Scotland (6th revised ed., pp. 76-90). Child Poverty Action Group.