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

Christina Pantazis and David Gordon


The growing divide between the poor and the rich is the most significant social change to have occurred during the last few decades. In 1997, the 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 Labour government's policies aimed at those tackling this crisis. The ... More

Keywords: social change, Labour government, income inequality, wealth inequality, living standards, employment inequality, education inequality, housing inequality, crime, health inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9781861341464
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861341464.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christina Pantazis, editor

David Gordon, editor