S&P L6 - Social Inequalities

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  • Social inequalities
    • Wealth
      • Ability to purchase goods and services in fundamental to well being.
      • Low income is linked to ill health, lower education attainment and poor access to services.
      • Lack of formal qualificationsand poor skill sets are major obstacles to reduce SE.
      • Cost of living must be considered when thinking about wealth.
      • An income may rise but costs of food, housing, clothes and fuel may also rise.
    • Housing
      • Smaller income = smaller choice in housing.
      • Poor quality of housing and overcrowding creates ill health.
      • Inequality in access to the housing market often concurs when demand exceeds supply.
      • In LIDCs and EDCs, millions have no choice but to live in slum housing. Homelessnes is a growing problem in urban AC areas.
      • Removal of low cost social housing in the UK since the 1980s. Rise is second home ownership may price some people out of the market.
    • Health
      • Clear link between ill health and deprivation.
      • Poor housing, diet, unhealthy lifestyle, stress of living all effect health.
      • Distribution in healthcare is uneven.
      • Some groups such as the elderly may have reduced mobility and cannot access GP.
      • In rural areas where services are dispersed, accessing medical care can be difficult to those with no car.
    • Education
      • Access to educational opportunitiesis a significant element in creating and maintaining social inequalities.
      • Universal primary education: Millenium DevelopmentGoals - most governments invest in education to raise SoL and QoL.
      • Accessing even basic education can be a major issue in rural regions in LIDCs.


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