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Poverty and employment

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.

In-work poverty working paper

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Title:Poverty and employment
Description:Information on the risks of poverty and the links with employment
File:What do we know about in-work poverty in Scotland? 2019 interim findings [PDF, 422.0 kb: 14 Feb 2019]
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Latest statistics

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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