Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in Scotland 2013
Date: 21st January 2013
Category: Basic Health and Welfare
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.