Briefing: Swift Read: Estimating child poverty locally across Scotland

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
July 11, 2019
Author
John McKendrick, LGiU Scotland Associate
Issues Covered
  • what data is available?
  • why measure?
Categories
Children's services and education, Welfare and Equalities
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Why should child poverty be measured? This briefing looks at the case for effective data
to understand the scale and nature of the local problem, to benchmark local experience of child poverty against those of other areas and to measure change to ascertain the extent to which interventions are working.

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