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This briefing looks at the causes of child poverty, which are likely to vary across Scotland. Child poverty is driven by factors including income from social security and benefits in kind, income from employment, and the costs of living, including housing, food and fuel costs.

You may also find our guidance paper on concepts and definitions of poverty, low income and economic disadvantage useful. 


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