UK Regional Inequality

UK Regional Inequality

Adrian Pabst

Deputy Director: National Institute of Economic & Social Research

The purpose of this video is to show how unequal the UK is as a whole, being one of the most economically unbalanced countries out of the OECD’s 38 advanced economies. We will also see what this actually means in practice when it comes to the likes of income, education, health and life expectancy.

The purpose of this video is to show how unequal the UK is as a whole, being one of the most economically unbalanced countries out of the OECD’s 38 advanced economies. We will also see what this actually means in practice when it comes to the likes of income, education, health and life expectancy.

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UK Regional Inequality

6 mins 47 secs

Overview

The United Kingdom is one of the most unequal countries among the world’s advanced economies, with deep disparities of wealth and power between and within the four nations. The only other EU OECD nation more unequal than the UK is Slovakia. The effects of inequalities between and within the nations have significant impacts on income, wealth, education, health and life expectancy.

Key learning objectives:

  • Outline spatial inequalities in the United Kingdom

  • Identify the effects spatial inequalities have on the general public

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Adrian Pabst

Adrian Pabst

Adrian is Deputy Director at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. His research has a focus on political theory, the political economy and public policy. Adrian read Economics at the University of Cambridge and then completed a Masters at the London School of Economics, before returning to Cambridge to undertake his PhD.

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