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

Affiliation

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Health inequalities,Poverty,Scotland,stigma,