Spatial and Social Disparities / Edition 1

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Inequality is one of the major problems of the contemporary world. Significant geographical disparities exist within nations of the developed world, as well as between these countries and those referred to as the 'South' in the Bruntland Report. Issues of equity and deprivation must be addressed in view of sustainable development. However, before policymakers can remove the obstacles to a fairer world, it is essential to understand the nature of inequality, both in terms of its spatial and socio-demographic characteristics. This second volume in the series contains population studies that examine the disparities evident across geographical space in the UK and between different individuals or groups. Topics include demographic and social change, deprivation, happiness, cultural consumption, ethnicity, gender, employment, health, religion, education and social values. These topics and the relationships between them are explored using secondary data from censuses, surveys or administrative records. In volume 1 the findings of research on fertility, living arrangements, care and mobility are examined. Volume 3 will focus on ethnicity and integration.

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“Book covers some of the outputs arising from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded Understanding Population Trends and Processes (UPTAP) programme. … of interest to human geographers, sociologists, demographers, and those in some branches of political science. … The book deals with topics that are important to people, such as the social direction in which their areas are moving, political attitudes, and health. … it would probably be of interest to a wide readership, encompassing academics, students, and interested members of the public.” (Ian Shuttleworth, Population Studies, Vol. 67 (3), 2013)

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Foreword: John Pullinger.- 1: Spatial and Social Disparities: John Stillwell et al.- 2: Demographic and Deprivation Change in the UK: Paul Norman.- 3: England’s Changing Social Geography: Daniel Vickers.- Geographical Modelling of Happiness and Well-being: Dimitris Ballas.- 5: Geographic Analysis of Cultural Consumption: Orion Brook et al.- 6: Struggling onto the Ladder, Climbing the Rungs, Employment and Class Positions of Minority Ethnic Groups in Britain: Yaojun Li and Anthony Heath.- 7: Occupational Segregation and Concentration: An Analysis by Sex, Employment Status and Ethnic Group in England and Wales: Daniel Guinea-Martin et al.- 8: Effects of Employment on Cardiovascular Risk: Claudia Thomas.- 9: Employment and Health Trajectories: Gopalakrisham Netuveli.- 10: The Circumstances and Attitudes of Different Muslim Groups in England and Europe: Saffron Karlsen and James Nazroo.- 11: Investigating Inequalities in Educational Attainment: Michelle Jackson.- 12: The Making of Social Values: Education and Social Class: Paula Surridge.- 13: Re-evaluating the Links Between Social Trust, Institutional Trust and Civic Association: Nick Allum et al.- 14: Sacralisation by Stealth? The Demography of Desecularisation: Eric Kaufmann.- Index
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