What causes poverty?

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Book abstract: In a year in which Scotland’s constitutional future is to be decided, this latest in the Poverty in Scotland series provides an indispensable overview of the poverty and anti-poverty policies that form an increasingly important backdrop to the wider independence debate. In a comprehensive, yet accessible, account of the state of poverty in Scotland, the main trends are highlighted and explained against the backdrop of ‘austerity’ and radical changes to the UK social security system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPoverty in Scotland 2014: The Independence Referendum and Beyond
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherChild Poverty Action Group
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781906076948
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • poverty
  • Scotland

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    McKendrick, J. H. (2014). What causes poverty? In Poverty in Scotland 2014: The Independence Referendum and Beyond (7th ed., pp. 64-84). Child Poverty Action Group. http://www.cpag.org.uk/bookshop/policyresearch/poverty-scotland-2014