Poverty in Scotland 2016: Tools for Transformation

John H. McKendrick (Editor), Gerry Mooney (Editor), Gill Scott, John Dickie (Editor), Fiona McHardy (Editor)

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This latest edition in the now well-established Poverty in Scotland series provides an indispensable and authoritative overview of the poverty and anti-poverty policies that form the context for a newly elected Scottish Parliament set to enjoy significant new powers. In a comprehensive yet accessible account of the state of poverty in Scotland, the main trends are highlighted and explained, and an account given of how that poverty is experienced. Drawing on the latest data, and contributions from a range of academic, third sector and practitioner experts, the book explores:* how poverty in defined and measured* what causes poverty in Scotland* trends in the levels of poverty experienced * the impact of poverty on individuals, families and communities across Scotland* the extent to which key 'tools' - such as work, social security, housing, health and education - have and could be used to transform Scotland toward a poverty free country. Who is it for?Poverty in Scotland 2016 is an essential guide to all those with an interest in ending poverty and identifying the policies that are most likely to contribute to achieving that goal.It is particularly useful for voluntary groups and community activists, policy makers and politicians, journalists, teachers, students and academics in the anti-poverty and wider social policy fields.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherChild Poverty Action Group
ISBN (Print)9781910715185
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016


  • poverty
  • Scotland


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