Health inequality implications from a qualitative study of experiences of poverty stigma in Scotland.


Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy, University of Edinburgh, 20 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DX, UK. Electronic address: [Email]


Individuals living in Scotland's most deprived communities experience a higher burden of morbidity and early mortality than those living in more affluent areas. Experiences of poverty-based stigma may be one psychosocial mechanism through which socioeconomic position influences health, although there is little available data on this issue from a Scottish perspective.


Health inequalities,Poverty,Scotland,stigma,