Inequality in Scotland: trends, drivers, and implications for the independence debate

Reports & Briefings
Clare de Mowbray

What is the level of income inequality in Scotland? How does income inequality in Scotland compare to the rest of the UK, and to other OECD countries? How has income inequality in Scotland changed over time? What has caused inequality to change, and how effective is the tax and benefit system at mitigating inequality? This paper seeks to answer these questions, and draw messages for the Scottish independence debate.

inequality-paper-15-nov-final.pdf (1.01 MB, application/pdf)