Persistent poverty in Scotland 2010-2016

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Estimates of the proportion of people living in persistent poverty in Scotland between 2010 and 2016.
This publication presents estimates of the proportion of people, children, working-age adults and pensioners living in persistent poverty in Scotland in 2010-2014, 2011-2015 and in 2012-2016.
Persistent poverty identifies the number of individuals living in relative poverty for three or more of the last four 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



Referenced by: Understanding Society (2018) ‘Written evidence from Understanding Society the UK Household Longitudinal Study (WSN0051) [Work and Pensions Select Committee. Welfare safety net inquiry]’. London: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Work and Pensions Select Committee.