Monday, 30 January 2012

Child poverty figures cause a shock

AN estimated one in five children in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth are living in poverty, according to figures from a study carried out by the End Child Poverty campaign, which also reveal the extent of deprivation in other parts of Scotland.

The Cumbernauld News newspaper reports that according to statistics for the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth area, Cumbernauld South has the highest percentage of children living in poverty at 22 per cent, with Abronhill, Kildrum and the Village totalling 21 per cent. Twenty per cent of children in Kilsyth are in the same situation.

Further details from the report will appear on the Poverty Truth Commission blog shortly.

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