The new edition includes:
- A global context, offering a comparative discussion on social inequalities, policy, and justice.
- NEW CHAPTER: 'Youth and Age' discusses age as a social construct and form of division.
- NEW CHAPTER: 'Health and disability' defines health inequalities and analyses the current thinkers on health inequalities and their proposed solutions.
- Updated coverage of sexuality and transgender issues.
- Enhanced discussion of migration and asylum seeking.