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The inequality landscape: Some differences matter more than others
The inequality landscape: Some differences matter more than others

However you cut the education statistics, in the UK and Europe and across OECD countries shocking inequalities leap out. The implications for individuals go far beyond getting a good job. For example, the OECD uses data from 15 countries to demonstrate that those with poorer education on average live six years less than their better educated peers (Mackenbach et al., 2015). Those who achieve less in education are more likely to face social and economic problems during a shorter lifespan.

This chapter looks at a range of data to map the inequality landscape. The statistical data used are those available up to 2015, but exploring the situation at ...

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