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Tackling inequalities : Where are we now and what can be done? - Christina Pantazis

Tackling inequalities

Where are we now and what can be done?

By: Christina Pantazis (Editor), David Gordon (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th January 2000
ISBN: 9781861341464
Number Of Pages: 239

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The growing divide between the poor and the rich is the most significant social change to have occurred during the last few decades. The new Labour government inherited a country more unequal than at any other time since the Second World War.This book brings together a collection of contributions on inequalities in the main areas of British life: income, wealth, standard of living, employment, education, housing, crime and health. It charts the extent of the growth in inequalities and offers a coherent critique of the new Labour government's policies aimed at those tackling this crisis. In particular, the numerous area-based anti-poverty policies currently being pursued are unlikely to have a significant and long-lasting effect, since many lessons from the past have been ignored. The contributors use and interpret official data to show how statistics are often misused to obscure or distort the reality of inequality.A range of alternative policies for reducing inequalities in Britain are discussed and set within the global context of the need for international action. Tackling inequalities is a valuable contribution to the emerging policy debate written by the leading researchers in the field. It is essential reading for academics, policy makers, and students with an interest in inequalities, poverty and social exclusion.Studies in poverty, inequality and social exclusion seriesSeries Editor: David Gordon, Director, Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research.Poverty, inequality and social exclusion remain the most fundamental problems that humanity faces in the 21st century. This exciting series, published in association with the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research at the University of Bristol, aims to make cutting-edge poverty related research more widely available. For other titles in this series, please follow the series link from the main catalogue page.

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"...a very clearly written and accessible book, which at the same time manages to present a range of key issues and pack in lots of factual information." Politics Included An excellent contribution to the ongoing policy debate surrounding social exclusion and how best to tackle it. BSA Network Magazine

List of tables and figures
List of acronyms
Notes on contributors
Introductionp. 1
Inequalities in income, wealth and standard of living in Britainp. 25
Inequalities in employment: problems of spatial divergencep. 59
Educational inequalities and Education Action Zonesp. 87
How can we end inequalities in housing?p. 101
Tackling inequalities in crime and social harmp. 117
Poverty across the life-course and healthp. 141
Inequalities in health service provision: how research findings are ignoredp. 159
A mortality league table for Cabinet ministers?p. 181
Ending world poverty in the 21st centuryp. 211
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9781861341464
ISBN-10: 1861341466
Series: Policy Press - Studies in Poverty, Inequality and Social Exc
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 12th January 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39