Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in Scotland 2013

Category: Basic Health and Welfare

21st January 2013

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's sixth study of poverty and social exclusion in Scotland highlights a huge rise in unemployment for under-25s, and stark and growing health inequalities.

The research, carried out by the New Policy Institute, shows that:

  • Since 2008, the number of under-25s who are unemployed has almost doubled to 90,000;
  • Among those without dependent children, there was a rise in the number living in low-income, working families from 125,000 to 150,000;
  • The number of people working part-time, who want a full-time job, has risen from 70,000 in 2008 to 120,000 in 2012;
  • A boy born in the most deprived 10% of areas has a life expectancy of 68 - 8 years below the national average and 14 years below boys born in the least deprived areas.
  • Read the full article here.
  • Download a copy of the summary report here.
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