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Poverty in Scotland

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The facts and figures on poverty often dont provide a meaningful picture of the situation. This free course, Poverty in Scotland, 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.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the measurements of poverty in Scotland
  • understand what it is like to live with poverty in Scotland
  • be aware of groups vulnerable to poverty in Scotland
  • understand rural poverty, community based responses, financial exclusion, local taxation, employability and health.

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