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Income Inequality in Scotland

This section presents information on income inequality in Scotland. The degree of income inequality is often regarded as an indicator of the fairness of the society we live in.

The latest income inequality statistics can be found in the annual poverty publication, see below.

The Scottish Government’s Economic Strategy outlines an overarching policy of Inclusive Growth, which aims to promote economic growth while tackling inequalities. The slide pack below sets out the relationship between Inclusive Growth and poverty reduction by focusing on the drivers of poverty – earnings from employment, social security, and living costs.

Latest statistics

The latest statistics on income inequality are included in the report below:

Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland: 2015-18 (published March 2019)

Inclusive Growth and Poverty

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Title:Income Inequality in Scotland
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