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A Wealthier, Fairer ScotlandThe Political Economy of Constitutional Change$
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Michael Keating

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474416429

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416429.001.0001

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Inequality in Scotland: Dimensions and Policy Responses

Inequality in Scotland: Dimensions and Policy Responses

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(p.55) 3 Inequality in Scotland: Dimensions and Policy Responses
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A Wealthier, Fairer Scotland
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David Bell

David Eiser

Katerina Lisenkova

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416429.003.0003

Inequality has different dimensions. This chapter focusses on standard measures of income differences between households at a point in time, but also considers inter-generational and spatial inequalities as well as inequalities of wealth. It discusses explanations of recent changes in inequality and the tools that sub-national governments have to influence local inequality levels. Finally, it extends the discussion to discuss inequalities in “social” income – how equally or unequally public services are provided.

Keywords:   Inequality, cross-sectional, spatial, intergenerational, sub-national government, public services

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