Let’s discuss poverty 2015…

Challenge Poverty Week is an initiative organised by The Poverty Alliance that seeks to increase our knowledge of poverty issues in Scotland. This year it is running from October 17th-23rd 2015 and unites a large number of individuals keen to draw attention to the issues of poverty in Scotland.

By sharing anti-poverty work from the academic and research communities we hope to add to the activities of all those involved in the Challenge Poverty Week initiative and their efforts to make a change. So here you’ll find a range of blog pieces from different perspectives, drawing on different research projects, and written by authors from different disciplinary backgrounds. What we all have in common is our desire to demonstrate the problems and issues associated with poverty. We hope that this can contribute to anti-poverty focussed discussions and future policy making.

Every day this week I’ll upload new contributions for 2015. You can access these on the right hand side (where you can also access the contributions for Challenge Poverty Week 2014). The site only provide a flavour of some of the work taking place so if you’d like further information please click on the links provided on each page. As the week goes on we hope to receive more contributions and if you would like to contribute in any way, please get in touch by emailing Hayley Bennett at University of Edinburgh.

If you would like any further information about the Challenge Poverty Week initiative please contact The Poverty Alliance. You can also search for #CPW15 on twitter or mention @CPW_Scotland 

This blog is a collection of contributions from individuals and teams based in academic and research institutions who work on issues of poverty and broad themes such as inequality, deprivation, and social policy.  Each author was asked to write a short piece about their research work or to discuss the issue of poverty. Most of the posts on this site draw on research and evidence from commissioned projects and activities from a range of funding bodies. Many contributors are members of the Social Policy Association or part of the new Social Policy Association Scotland Group. However, the views are limited to those of each individual author and should not be interpreted as those of the employers, funding partners, or the SPA. The responsibility for any errors or omissions lies with the author.

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