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.