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This latest edition in the now well-established Poverty in Scotland series provides an indispensable and authoritative overview of the poverty and anti-poverty policies that form the context for a newly elected Scottish Parliament set to enjoy significant new powers. In a comprehensive yet accessible account of the state of poverty in Scotland, the main trends are highlighted and explained, and an account given of how that poverty is experienced.
Drawing on the latest data, and contributions from a range of academic, third sector and practitioner experts, the book explores:
It is particularly useful for voluntary groups and community activists, policy makers and politicians, journalists, teachers, students and academics in the anti-poverty and wider social policy fields.