8.6 Poverty in Scotland
Poverty in Scotland 2007 is the fifth in a series of books which, since the mid-1990s, have provided a comprehensive picture of the extent of poverty in Scottish society. Each of these books has been charged with making accessible what is often a complex world of figures, diverse measurements, competing definitions and contrasting interpretations of poverty – and identifying what should be done to address poverty.
This book is presented as a pdf and was first produced in 2006. The reestablished Scottish Parliament promised to promote distinctly Scottish ways of addressing poverty and social exclusion in Scotland. This book examines how successful the combined efforts of Westminster and Holyrood have been in tackling poverty in Scotland.
To access this material click on the course link below. It leads to a separate OpenLearn course and will open in a new window.
(30 study hours)
By the end of this free course you should be able to:
define measurements of poverty, living with poverty and groups of poverty;
describe rural poverty, community-based responses, financial exclusion, local taxation, employability and health.