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Poverty is an ongoing problem facing all societies, and there are many different ways of exploring the issue. On the one hand, there is concern with inequality, including the drivers behind the unequal allocation of advantage versus disadvantage. On the other hand, there is concern with measurement and definition. In the latter case, poverty defined in relative terms implies that no society will be without it. The measurement of poverty raises important issues regarding how it should be conceptualised. With an increasing awareness that reliance on income alone as a measurement of poverty has many limitations, the issue of measurement […]
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Health and Social Care Community  Profiles The more widespread availability of statistical data on the Internet provides new opportunities for the voluntary sector to explore local issues related to health inequalities. In addition there is also access to local knowledge and strategic planning information, as well as academic literature related to health inequalities, which provides useful additional background information, knowledge or local based data. Community and voluntary sector organisations can contribute to local strategic planning around health and social care, if they understood in more detail, the needs of their communities better. Information could also be used to support the […]
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Children learn their place in the world at a very early stage Inequality in the Early Cognitive Development of British Children in the 1970 Cohort Author(s): Leon Feinstein Source: Economica, New Series, Vol. 70, No. 277 (Feb., 2003), pp. 73-97 This graph shows that children from well off parents who score poorly on a range of tests at 22 months old improve their scores as time goes on. The scores of children of poor parents who did well before they were two years old steadily deteriorate. Deprivation and Education The influence of deprivation on educational attainment at the age of […]
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