Poverty and Inequality in Scotland: report of expert seminars and stakeholder feedback on the relationship between equality and poverty

The Gathering 2018

Year of publication
2009
Author
Jarvis, A.; Gardner, P. / Unify
Abstract

The Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland contracted Ali Jarvis ? Unify to explore the relationship between poverty and equality and to determine whether the Commission has a valuable role to play in poverty work given its equality mandate. The specific objectives of this research were to: ? understand the relationship between poverty and equality, ? understand where research is needed to fill gaps in knowledge, and ? make recommendations on how the Commission might use its equality expertise to add value to existing anti-poverty work and to enhance understanding and approaches to tackling poverty. Two seminars were held in Scotland with experts from the equality and poverty fields. In addition, a number of in-depth interviews were held with key organisations and academics in both Scotland and Britain. Focus groups were also held with relevant departments in Westminster and the Scottish Government.

 
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