social inequality

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  • social inequality
    • any differences between individuals that are reflected in inferior life chances
    • a child from unemployed parents has a 1% chance of going to uni
    • in 1911 richest 1% owned 69% wealth compared to 22% in 2000
    • Reay and Gillies- m/c mothers have time and cultural capital to benefit their children
    • Infant mortality rate 2x in w/c
    • manual workers 2x as likely to die before professionals
    • shortages in public housing lead to deprived areas
    • unemployment rates are 4x higher for unskilled workers
    • poor more likely to be victims of crime
    • unskilled workers are 4x more likely to commit sucicide


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