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- Created on: 18-03-19 12:18
- Methods to tackle social and economic inequalities
- Income tax is used to redistribute wealth.
- Most governments have a progressive tax system where the more you earn, the more you pay.
- Essential items such as food may be tax exempt which benefits the poorer groups who spend more on food.
- Given to poorer groups.
- Children from poor families may get free school meals, clothing allowances, help with university fees.
- Pensioners may get subsidies for heating, bus faces, TV licence.
- Free childcare for single parents, low wage earners, unemployed, disabled may get benefits.
- Priority given to upgrading housing and services in the poorest areas.
- Often organised geographically and targeted at the most deprived areas which vary from a neighborhood to entire regions.
- Legislation exists to outlaw discrimination on racial, ethnic, gender, age and disability and gives equal opportunities to all people.
- Poorest workers are protected by minimum age legislation.
- Funding and training given to people to upgrade skills and raise qualifications, improve employment prospects and boost economic growth.
- Education programmes can also be designed to improve health and are often targeted to the poorest groups in society.
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