Paper $32.50 ISBN: 9781861341464 Published January 2000 For sale in North and South America only

Tackling Inequalities

Where Are We Now and What Can Be Done?

Edited by Christina Pantazis and David Gordon

Tackling Inequalities
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Edited by Christina Pantazis and David Gordon

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

239 pages | © 2000
Paper $32.50 ISBN: 9781861341464 Published January 2000 For sale in North and South America only
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.
Contents
List of tables and figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of acronyms
Notes on contributors

1. Introduction
      Christina Pantazis
2. Inequalities in income, wealth and standard of living in Britain
      David Gordon
3. Inequalities in employment: problems of spatial divergence
      Ivan Turok
4. Educational inequalities and Education Action Zones
      Ian Plewis
5. How can we end inequalities in housing?
      Alan Murie
6. Tackling inequalities in crime and social harm
      Christina Pantazis
7. Poverty across the life-course and health
      George Davey Smith and David Gordon
8. Inequalities in health service provision: how research findings are ignored
      Walter Barker and Colin Chalmers
9. A mortality league table for Cabinet ministers?
      Danny Dorling
10. Ending world poverty in the 21st century
      Peter Townsend

Index
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