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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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