LCW how and why are socialists committed to social equality? 15marks

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  • How and why are socialists committed to social equality? (15 marks)
    • Social equality refers o a society in which all members have the same status and equal access to social goods and services.
    • Many existing inequalities are largely structural and attributable to accidents of birth, social class or family background.
      • Rather than down to individual characteristics.
    • Greater social equality not only benefiting individuals, but also society as the potential of all members is maximised.
    • Most socialist put more emphasis on equality of outcome than equality of opportunity.
      • Distinguishes them from liberals.
    • Moral dimension to championing a more equal society.
      • Progressive taxation, maximum wage level, redistribution of income or wealth
    • Fundamental socialists - the abolition of capitalism and creation of socialist society
  • A commitment to end child poverty, enabling all children to fulfil their potential.
    • A minimum level for income for all people including the unemployed and retired.
    • How and why are socialists committed to social equality? (15 marks)
      • Social equality refers o a society in which all members have the same status and equal access to social goods and services.
      • Many existing inequalities are largely structural and attributable to accidents of birth, social class or family background.
        • Rather than down to individual characteristics.
      • Greater social equality not only benefiting individuals, but also society as the potential of all members is maximised.
      • Most socialist put more emphasis on equality of outcome than equality of opportunity.
        • Distinguishes them from liberals.
      • Moral dimension to championing a more equal society.
        • Progressive taxation, maximum wage level, redistribution of income or wealth
      • Fundamental socialists - the abolition of capitalism and creation of socialist society

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