poverty

Report that investigated whether there were indeed differences in early years’ experiences between Scotland and England, and between the three ‘city regions’ of Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Glasgow and the Clyde Valley (GCV), that might partly account for the poorer health status of Scotland, and these areas.

It drew on four cohort studies of children, born in Britain in 1946, 1958, 1970 and 2000, supplemented by analyses of routine data and other large scale surveys.

Analysis to explore how far patterns of change in public attitudes to poverty and welfare relate to (and may be explained by) political and economic developments and experiences, both at the individual and societal level.

Briefing that is based on a report Child poverty outcome models: An international review commissioned by NCB Northern Ireland. It puts forward somekey components that should be included as part of the government's development of future plans for tackling child poverty, including:

Briefing that explores child poverty and its relationship to health and wellbeing. It aims to provide an overview of the following:

  • Why focus on children?
  • What is child poverty?
  • What are the levels of child poverty in Scotland? 
  • How does child poverty impact on health?
  • What impact does child poverty have on health?
  • What actions can be taken to protect children from the impact of poverty?

Rapid review that pulls together evidence from three very different countries on how each has conceptualised the problem of child poverty and how they have tried to prevent or reduce it. The various strategies used are in line with the particular countries’ overall social policy practice and view towards people living in poverty. The countries were selected based on their diversity to one another and the unique lessons each can bring to bear on NI. 

Report that presents the findings from a survey of senior figures (Chief Executives and Council Leaders) and Council officers with an interest and/or responsibility for tackling poverty within Scottish local authorities conducted one year after the introduction of the Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland.

It aims to document and analyse their thoughts – as key informants –on how child poverty is being tackled locally across Scotland.

The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) is the Scottish Government's official tool for identifying those places in Scotland suffering from deprivation. It incorporates several different aspects of deprivation, combining them into a single index. This is the report for 2012.

Audit that aims to assess how well public sector organisations are working together to tackle health inequalities. Given the scale and complexity of the problem, the detail the impact of wider policies such as education, employment and housing on reducing health inequalities, is not examined.

Report that examines issues around the nature and measurement of fuel poverty in Scotland. It draws on data from the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) which has been the official source of descriptive statistics on fuel poverty since 1996, as well as information from the wider evidence base, including the John Hills Fuel Poverty Review 2011‐12 undertaken for England and Wales.

Report that examines the links between the distribution of skills and labour market and income inequalities between countries, and considers how these relationships are aff ected by policy, practice and other factors.