Two-thirds of children in poverty in Scotland live in working households.
Most children in Scotland living in poverty live in families
- with one or two children
- headed by a couple
- where no-one is disabled
- in white Scottish households
- where the mother is aged 25 or older.
However, the risk of poverty is much higher for children in
- households where nobody is in paid employment
- families with three or more children
- lone parent households
- households where someone is disabled
- non-white Scottish households
- households where the mother is under the age of 25.
Reducing child poverty is therefore likely to require both population-wide and targeted interventions.