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Poverty, Scottish Economy

New Podcast: Challenge Poverty Week Special

Episode Summary

Emma Congreve is joined by Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance and Chris Birt, JRF Associate Director Scotland, to talk about what is happening this week, including the new Poverty in Scotland report published by JRF. We also talk about current progress towards the Scottish child poverty targets, and what needs to be done in the months and years ahead in order to meet the targets, and the impacts this will have on society and the economy.

This podcast was recorded on Monday 4th October 2021.

Episode Notes

Chair 

Emma Congreve, FAI

Guests 

Chris Birt, JRF

Peter Kelly, Poverty Alliance

Time stamps

(00:53) Background to Challenge Poverty Week

(08:32) Summary of JRF Poverty in Scotland 2021

(11:49) Overview of FAI modelling work on child poverty

(15:01) Discussion on the child poverty targets

Links

Link to challenge poverty week

Link to JRF Poverty in Scotland 2021

Authors

Emma is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute

Chris Birt

Deputy Director JRF in Scotland

Peter Kelly

Director of the Poverty Alliance