One in three children north of border live in poverty

A third of all children in Scotland are living in a low income
household, according to a new report, writes Nicola

The study claims efforts to tackle the problem north of the
border have stalled.

The Poverty in Scotland 2002 report has been compiled by the
Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland (CPAG), Scottish Poverty
Information Unit (SPIU) and the Open University (OU).

Last year, 32 per cent of children in Scotland were living in
households where the income fell below the average, rising from 29
per cent in the previous year.

Gill Scott, director of the SPIU, said: “The government’s
recognition of poverty and its commitment to eradicate it must be
welcomed. However, poverty in Scotland remains at disturbingly high

‘Poverty in Scotland 2002’ from CPAG, 94 White Lion Street,
London. N1 9PF

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