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Estimating the cost of child poverty in Scotland : approaches and evidence

Hirsch, Donald, Scottish Government Social Research, corp creator. (2008) Estimating the cost of child poverty in Scotland : approaches and evidence.

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Abstract

This paper considers evidence indicating the cost to the public purse of having one in five of Scotland’s million children in poverty. Its central aim is to give an idea how much public money would be saved by improving the economic situation of these children. It also considers how much we are spending on supporting children in poverty, how much more it would cost to lift them out of poverty through the benefits and tax credits system and what alternative means may be available to prevent poverty through early intervention or by helping parents into work.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Scottish Government
Additional Information: Record imported from Sirsidynix Symphony: 2011-08-02 04:40:48. [physical_description]: 26 p.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disadvantaged, Cost benefit analysis, Poverty, Scotland
Depositing User: popeedocs
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 04:40
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 20:11
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/9549
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