Tagged: Poverty

Drug deaths: blame Thatcher?

Rising inequality during the 1980s and an ‘erosion of hope’ in Scotland’s poorest housing schemes increased the risk of drug-related deaths among members of ‘Generation X’ in Scotland, according to new research. A study...

Education attainment gap begins to close

New analysis shows greater proportion of pupils from deprived areas are entering higher education A new analysis of school leaver destination statistics published by the Scottish Government reveals that the poverty-related attainment gap has...

Dying from inequality

The suicide rate is three times higher among the poorest Scots, according to a report released today by Samaritans. In the week that Philip Hammond is expected to deliver another austerity Budget, Samaritans are calling...