PSE Scotland Conference, 2014

Poverty and Social Exclusion in Scotland and the UK

20 August 2014

Scotland’s People Centre, Edinburgh 

Comparing people’s actual living standards with the minimum standards which the public thinks everyone should have, there are in Scotland: 

• almost one million people cannot afford adequate housing conditions 

• 800,000 people are too poor to engage in common social activities 

• over a quarter of a million children and adults aren’t properly fed. 

The conference, organised jointly by the PSE research team and the Scottish Government and funded by the Scottish Government, explored the findings of the PSE research in Scotland, looked at trends over the last thirty years and discussed how to best tackle the problem. The conference was opened by the then Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP. View the conference programme. Read the PSE press release and the Scottish government press release.

The presentations can be downloaded as power point slides or pdfs below. A zipped collection covering the press releases, the programme and the PSE presentations can also be downloaded. Please credit the named author(s) and the ESRC PSE research project for any use of this material.  

Poverty in the UK 
Prof. Dave Gordon, University of Bristol
Poverty in Scotland
Nick Bailey, Kirsten Besemer, Glen Bramley, and Maria Gannon, Univeristy of Glasgow/Heriot-Watt University
Child Poverty and Social Exclusion in Scotland
Gill Main, University of York
Social Exclusion in the UK and Scotland
Prof. Glen Bramley, Heriot-Watt University
Poverty and Gender
Dr Esther Dermott and Christina Pantazis, University of Bristol
Employment, poverty and social exclusion
Nick Bailey, University of Glasgow
Services, housing and living environments
Prof. Glen Bramley and Kirsten Besemer, Heriot-Watt University
Poverty and social exclusion in urban and rural Scotland
Maria Gannon, Nick Bailey, Kirsten Besemer and Glen Bramley, University of Glasgow/Heriot-Watt University
Parenting, poverty and education
Dr Esther Dermott, University of Bristol, Marco Pomati, University of Cardiff
Fuel poverty in Scotland
Prof. David Gordon, University of Bristol

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