This review for the Scottish Government looks at the literature on poverty in
Understanding rural poverty is a key component of working towards sustainable
rural development. There is, however, no clear understanding of what living in
poverty in rural areas is like and how that might differ from the experience of
living in poverty in urban areas.
This study, commissioned by Scottish Government, reviewed the literature on
poverty in rural areas. It explored the characteristics of living in poverty in
rural areas and how it differs to living in poverty in urban areas and it
identified the policy options and examples of success/good practice in moving
people out of poverty in rural areas.
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Special Study on Rural Poverty