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Employment remains the best route out of poverty. However employment, even full time employment is no longer a guarantee against poverty.
This section presents information on the links between the risk of poverty and employment.
Statistics on in-work poverty are included in the latest Poverty & Income Inequality in Scotland publication (published March 2019):
Summary statistics on characteristics associated with poverty in Scotland are presented below:
The Scottish Government report below sets out the key factors affecting in-work poverty
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Page updated: Thursday, March 28, 2019