Understanding Inequalities: new thinking for public policy

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Created: 2016-06-17 16:04
Institution: Faculty of History
Description: We are witnessing increasing divisions in society whereby health gains for some are not shared by others; where social mobility is falling; and where the pay gap between ordinary workers and corporate leaders has grown exponentially. Inequality is now a mainstream political issue. What does current research bring to our understanding of how inequality shapes our economy and society? What do the public think about inequality? Can research provide evidence of interventions to reduce inequalities?

Inequality is one of the research themes identified by the Public Policy Strategic Research Initiative (SRI). The group included Professor Theresa Marteau, Professor Simon Szreter, Professor David Howarth, Professor Simon Deakin and Dr Charlotte Sausman who began discussing the question of public attitudes to inequality, and how attitudes changed across different types of inequality. Several of the group had already attended the Rustat Conference on Inequality, held in Cambridge in March 2015 , and were keen to build on the discussions held there. Through the YouGov Cambridge programme, we engaged YouGov to carry out some polling on current attitudes to inequalities.
Website: http://www.publicpolicy.cam.ac.uk/news/understanding-inequalities-news
 

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A sociological and historical perspective on health inequalities: implications for current policy debates Mike Kelly,...

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Professor Kelly is Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge and a member of St...

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Colonial-modern legacies of development and public policy - Sarah Radcliffe, Department of Geography

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Sarah Radcliffe is Professor of Latin American Geography and Fellow of Christ's College. Professor Radcliffe has been working on issues around intersectional inequalities and...

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Corporate governance, shareholder value and worker rights Simon Deakin, Centre for Business Research

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Simon Deakin is a Professor of Law. He specializes in labour law, private law, company law and EU law. His research is concerned, more generally, with the relationship between...

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Do inequities in neighbourhood food environments contribute to inequalities in diet and health? - Pablo Monsivais

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Dr Monsivais’ talk today focuses on whether inequities in neighbourhood food
environments contribute to inequalities in diet and health.
Food environments, characterised by the...

Collection: Understanding Inequalities: new thinking for public policy

Institution: Faculty of History

Created: Fri 17 Jun 2016


New polling on public attitudes to inequality - Laurence Janta-Lipinski, Associate Director, YouGov

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We are witnessing increasing divisions in society whereby health gains for some are not shared by others; where social mobility is falling; and where the pay gap between ordinary...

Collection: Understanding Inequalities: new thinking for public policy

Institution: Faculty of History

Created: Fri 17 Jun 2016


‘Inequality, what’s new?’ - Sir Vince Cable

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The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable is the former Coalition Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade (2010-2015). He was Member of...

Collection: Understanding Inequalities: new thinking for public policy

Institution: Faculty of History

Created: Fri 17 Jun 2016