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What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Inequality?

What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Inequality?

June 2019 | 161 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Inequality is part of a new book series offering up-to-date overviews of key issues of public concern based on social science research, featuring topics often misrepresented or simplified in the mainstream media.

Written by a leading expert with an accessible writing style, this book on inequality is a conversation starter and a way to spark informed, educated debate. It does this by providing illuminating, data-rich descriptions (what do we know?) and bold, prescriptive proposals (what should we do?). Topics which once seemed opaque are made clear, including –

·       How can we measure inequality?

·       What we know about inequality in income, wealth and earnings?

·       How does the UK compare to other nations?

·       What about geographical inequalities?

·       What about differences between ages, or generations?

·       What should we do to tackle inequality?

intended for anyone seeking a quick and authoritative understanding of inequality in the modern era. 

1. Introduction
2. Background: Why is Curbing Inequality Now Recognised as a Global Challenge?
3. What Do We Know About Economic Inequality in the UK?
4. What Should We Do?
5. Conclusion

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