Persistent poverty in Scotland 2010-2015

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This publication presents estimates of the proportion of people, children, working age adults and pensioners living in persistent poverty in Scotland in 2010-2014 and in 2011-2015.
Persistent poverty identifies the number of individuals living in relative poverty for 3 or more of the last 4 years. It therefore identifies people who have been living in poverty for a significant period of time, the rationale being that this is more damaging than brief periods spent with a low income, with the impacts affecting an individual through their lifetime.


Area Effects, Statistical Analysis, Demography, Households, Poverty, Government, Income Dynamics and Social Policy