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Newport Fairness Commission Principles

Newport Fairness Commisson has defined its 4 principles for making decisions about fairness. You can follow their work on their website and Twitter Equity We should acknowledge differences but also treat people in a consistent way, while aiming to reduce the gap...

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Housing and Land

Understanding the housing crisis: Housing and Land – a brief introduction   What is limiting the availability of affordable new-build accommodation in Britain today? This is a complicated question, but a large part of the answer lies in issues related to LAND....

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Swansea Housing – Cost & Perception

An article was published recently in the local media [1], regarding a house advertised for sale in Swansea for £2.6 million and it raises the question - how sustainable is the current attitude toward housing? Over a 5-year range 2014-2019, the asking price in Swansea...

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Housing & Inequality

‘Housing’ refers to all the kinds of accommodation people can live in. ‘Housing’ has an intimate connection to inequality and particularly to inequalities of income and wealth. The amount of income and wealth an individual has access to is a major determinant of the...

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Income Reports

Low Income There has been a recent and damning report on poverty in the UK compiled by a United Nations Special Rapporteur, which shows that 1/5 of the population – i.e. 14 million people are currently living in poverty, it documents some of the effects of government...

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Shelter Cymru Housing Report

Shelter Cymru have published facts about housing and access to it within Swansea and Wales. Some key points raised: In 2017, only 243 social houses were built in Swansea, 2818 in Wales. Average house price is £144,586 in Swansea, £156,495 in Wales. 5667 families are...

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Income Comparisons

The ONS Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, 2016 shows that the median gross full time annual pay for a nurse is £31,929; for teaching and educational professionals is £37,715; for police officers (sergeant and below) is £39,802; and for care workers and home carers...

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Reading List

How Inequality Runs In Families

This book explores how seemingly mundane aspects of family life – from the right to inherit income, to the reading of bedtime stories – raise fundamental questions of social justice. Taking fairness seriously, it argues, means rethinking what equality of opportunity means.

Dr Gideon Calder

Bristol University Press, ISBN: 978-1447331537

Explaining Social Life

A distinctive and accessible introduction to social theory that presents this subject as a relevant resource for anyone wanting to explain social phenomenon.

John Parker & Hilary Stanworth

Macmillan, ISBN: 9781137007643

The Inner Level

Why is the incidence of mental illness in the UK twice that in Germany? Why are Americans three times more likely than the Dutch to develop gambling problems? Why is child well-being so much worse in New Zealand than Japan? As this groundbreaking study demonstrates, the answer to all these hinges on inequality.

Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett

Penguin, 9781846147418

The Spirit Level

Why do we mistrust people more in the UK than in Japan? Why do Americans have higher rates of teenage pregnancy than the French? What makes the Swedish thinner than the Australians? The answer: inequality.

Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett

Penguin, 9781846147418

 The Equality Effect

Greater economic equality is beneficial to all people in all societies, both for the rich and the poor – and the rest.

Danny Dorling

New Internationalist, 9781780263908