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67 4 Inequality A major part of the discussion of the relational aspects of poverty has been the discussion of inequalities, and there have been several points in the argument so far which have referred to inequality rather than poverty. Inequality refers to social disadvantage.1 Most of us have some things about us that distinguish us from other people – age, gender or ethnicity are examples – but difference alone does not imply that people are unequal. Disadvantage might reflect difference, but it implies much more: it implies that rights, opportunities

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43 CHAPTeR 3 inequalities The structure of inequality inequality of resources redistribution The structure of inequality Inequality refers not to the fact that people are different, but that people are advantaged or disadvantaged in social terms.104 The most important patterns of this advantage and disadvantage concern class, status, and power; they are manifested in inequalities in economic capacity, race or ethnicity, and gender. Class The idea of ‘class’ is commonly understood in three ways. In Marx’s thought, class is defined by people’s relationship

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39 3 Why inequality matters Introduction We have seen an increase in inequality in many countries over the last 15 to 20 years. This chapter focuses on why inequality matters for welfare states, why we should have an interest in this topic and how this is related to issues of populism and welfare chauvinism. This is done by trying to systematise the knowledge we have on why inequality matters for, and in relation to, economic growth, for health and for social cohesion. It also discusses why trickle-down economics does not work. The development in

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95 7 Inequalities on the Move The previous chapter focused on one of the new ways in which transnational migration studies inform the field of management and organization studies vis-à-vis the theorization and study of difference beyond the level of people. In this regard, the ways in which multiculturalism as a concept and practice have been studied and deployed in the MOS field were critiqued and new considerations offered for a nuanced and contextualized approach to its adoption. This chapter builds on novel ways the field of MOS can move forward in

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95 Inequalities Section 2: Inequalities Health policy is a devolved responsibility, and in 2001 the Scottish Executive initiated a set of reforms relating to the structure of the NHS and the way in which health services are delivered. Central to this policy, and in contrast to health policy in England and Wales, is an increased emphasis on the prevention of poor health rather than the treatment of ill health. Anne Ludbrook, Ioannis Theodossiou and Vania Gerova (Chapter Seven) examine present inequalities in health. Not only do they provide a Scottish

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8 Global poverty and inequality Chris Holden Overview Global poverty reduction has been a key goal of intergovernmental organisations within the United Nations system for some time. However, the World Bank has tended to dominate discourses on the measurement and mitigation of global poverty, and global inequality has received less attention. While it is crucial to understand how global poverty and inequality are measured, these are not simply technical problems but are also fiercely contested political issues. This chapter therefore outlines some of the main

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PART II Crisis, Inequalities and Solidarities

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PART II Intersections/ inequalities

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SECTIoN V Global inequality

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