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Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

This briefing was created for the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee Chamber debate on its report Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Low Income and the Debt Trap.  

Women s Experience of the Cost of Living Crisis - Research Briefing

’I don’t live. I survive.‘

This briefing shares the experiences of women in Scotland affected by the cost-of-living crisis. This joint project conducted by the Poverty Alliance and the Scottish Women’s Budget Group, is exploring women’s experiences over a three-month period from August to October 2022. Ahead of the Scottish Government’s Emergency Budget Review this interim briefing highlights emerging findings … Read more

Rights in Action Literature Review

Part of our Rights in Action project, our research team set out to explore the understanding and awareness of economic, social and cultural rights amongst marginalised communities in Scotland and to examine how organisations in Scotland have adopted human rights-based approaches.

Summary Briefing: Poverty, Economy and Mental Health

This paper reports on key areas of mental health and poverty research in Scotland that emerged from discussions at the Poverty, Economy and Mental Health Roundtable held on 18th January 2022, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and The Poverty Alliance. We note five broad key research gaps identified by participants as requiring to be … Read more

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