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Summary of Scottish child poverty data, based on Loughborough University analysis of the new local child poverty data published by the Department for Work and Pensions on local child poverty across Britain from 2014/15 – 2018/19.
New analysis published today has highlighted that even before the devastating impact of Covid-19 on household incomes, child poverty has been rising rapidly in some of the poorest communities in Scotland and across Britain, leaving growing numbers of children cut adrift and ill equipped to cope with the impact of the pandemic.
The report’s analysis shows how unequally child poverty affects the country, with children in some parts six times more likely to be growing up in poverty than their neighbours in less deprived areas. While child poverty is deteriorating across better and worse off areas of the country proportionately, those places starting off with a high rate see many more additional children pulled into poverty.
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