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Estimating the Cost of Child Poverty in Scotland - Approaches and Evidence

DescriptionAn attempt to estimate the cost to the public purse of child poverty in Scotland; discusses evidence and methods, and gives qualified estimates.
Official Print Publication DateApril 2008
Website Publication DateApril 04, 2008


Donald Hirsch
ISBN 978 0 7559 6976 0 (Web only publication)
ISSN 0950 2254
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Appendix A

It should be noted that since this research was commissioned a new Scottish government has been formed, which means that the report reflects commitments and strategic objectives conceived under the previous administration. The policies, strategies, objectives and commitments referred to in this report should not therefore be treated as current Government policy.

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only