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Poverty in Scotland
The facts and figures on poverty often don’t provide a meaningful picture of the...
The facts and figures on poverty often don’t provide a meaningful picture of the situation. This unit demonstrates the true impact of poverty on the people and places in Scotland through a series of essays that combine the statistics with stories of people who work in the field and those who live in poverty.
By the end of this unit you have an understanding and awareness of:
- the measurements of poverty in Scotland;
- living with poverty in Scotland;
- groups vulnerable to poverty in Scotland;
- rural poverty, community-based responses, financial exclusion, local taxation, employability and health.
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Poverty in Scotland
Contributions from leading academics, voluntary sector campaigners and practitioners, highlight the distinctive features of Scotland's experience of poverty and the extent to which devolved and reserved policies have contributed to progress in tackling it.
This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from the book Poverty in Scotland 2011, originally published by Child Poverty Action Group, in association with Glasgow Caledonian University, The Open University and Poverty Alliance. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in.
This is an extract from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free People, Politics & Law courses or view the range of currently available OU People, Politics & Law courses.
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Originally published: Wednesday, 13th July 2011
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