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- Created on: 11-03-19 17:35
- Social inequalities
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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