Taking stock: report for the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Commission
AuthorsGeorge Bangham and Lindsay Judge
Compared to income, wealth has generally been poorly measured – unsurprising given that it has only recently become the subject of serious study. As a result, erroneous or unexamined views about the topic are widespread. In this report, we bring together a wide range of data sources to take a long, hard look at both the scale and distribution of housing wealth in Scotland over time. In light of the evidence, we then reflect on a number of ways that Scottish policy makers could address the growing concerns about the scale and impact of housing wealth inequality.