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External Publications and Outputs
Progress on socio-economic rights in Great Britain (EHRC, March 2018) An Equality and Humans Rights Commission report on the progress on socio-economic rights focusing on domestic law and policy; standard of living and social security; employment; and access to justice. This report includes analysis of child poverty, and the equality characteristics disability, ethnicity and gender. Note that this report focuses on England and Wales, and only includes Scotland for policy areas that are not devolved to the Scottish Government.
UK Poverty 2017 (Joseph Rowntree Foundation, December 2017) An analysis of poverty rates in the UK and how these have changed over the past twenty years. Some of the analysis is presented for Scotland separately. This report covers age, disability, ethnicity and gender.
Intersecting Inequalities: The impact of austerity on BME women in the UK (Women's Budget Group, October 2017) A report by the Women's Budget Group and Runnymede Trust with RECLAIM and Coventry Women's Voices. It contains the findings of an impact assessment looking at the impact that changes to public spending since 2010 have had for minority ethnic women
How Fair is Britain?: Report of EHRC first triennial review (EHRC, 2011) This Equality and Human Rights review aims to provide an authoritative compilation of the available evidence about equalities in England, Scotland and Wales against 40 indicators agreed by the Commission, the government and other key agencies. It brings together the facts about the experiences and outcomes in life of different individuals and groups. It draws on a range of sources including censuses, government surveys, academic work, and secondary analysis carried out especially for this Review.
Poverty and ethnicity in Scotland. Review of the literature and datasets (Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2011) A review of the links between poverty and ethnicity in Scotland.
External Research Organisations
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Carries out research and analysis of poverty in Scotland and the UK
Poverty Alliance - Works to combat poverty, focusing on low incomes, services, participation and attitudes