S&P L6 - Social Inequality (ACCESS TO SERVICES)

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  • Access to services
    • Globally there are stark inequalities between societies in ACs, LIDCs and EDCs in access to services.
    • It is a significant disadvantage to people if accessing services is difficult.
    • Within a country, there may be differences between regions.
    • People living in core regions such as capital cities tend to have good access to services whereas those in peripheral regions have limited access.
    • Access to services is influenced by 3 factors.
      • 1) Number of services.
      • 2) Ease of getting to services.
      • 3) Social and economic factors such as age and gender.
    • There is an urban-rural divide.
      • On average, urban dwellers have better access to services.
    • Those with higher incomes in rural or urban areas have better access.
    • People in low status housing in AC, EDC, LIDC countries struggle to access public services such as retail, public transport or banking.
    • Access to the internet shows clear divides - in the UK, there are significant contrasts between urban and rural.
      • Areas with faster speeds get faster broadband.
    • Almost all countries investment in broadband is increasing.
    • In some EDCs and LIDCs, mobile phone technology is starting to transform lives and reduce social inequalities.
    • Satellite technologies and solar charging can allow remote places to be linked in.

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