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Demos: 24,000 Scottish families face severe disadvantage

A new report by the think-tank Demos reveals the full extent of the hardship experienced across Scotland, estimating that 24,000 families face severe disadvantage.

Glasgow is the worst area affected, with over 1 in 10 families facing severe disadvantage – three times the national average.

Researchers conducted a regional analysis of 28,000 households in Scotland, looking at seven disadvantages, including low income, worklessness, no qualifications and ill health. Families facing four or more disadvantages were considered ‘severely disadvantaged’.

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