CHILD POVERTY IN SCOTLAND | CPAG

CHILD POVERTY IN SCOTLAND

The facts

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Child poverty in Scotland: The facts

Almost one in four (240,000) of Scotland’s children are officially recognised as living in poverty. This is higher than in many other European countries.
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What causes child poverty?

Child poverty is caused by a range of factors which work together and result in inadequate household resources.
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What needs to be done?

There are many steps which could be taken to maximise family incomes, minimise essential outgoings and mitigate the effects of poverty.