Understanding Inequalities: Stratification and Difference (Hardcover)

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Bringing together the most recent empirical evidence and the latest theoretical debates, this fully revised new edition gets to grips with a broad range of inequalities in people's lives. Examining social class, gender, ethnicity, disability and migration status, it demonstrates how these play out in relation to education, health, poverty, neighbourhood and housing and how they cumulate across the life course. Richly illustrated with figures and concrete examples showing the distribution of life chances across social groups, the book demonstrates how people's lives are structured by inequalities across multiple dimensions.

Comprehensive topical chapters are framed by an exploration of the meaning and interpretation of inequalities and a discussion highlighting the important intersections between them. With new chapters on disability and international migration, this updated edition continues to provide a wide-ranging but detailed and theoretically sophisticated account of contemporary inequalities that will be invaluable to undergraduate and masters students alike.

About the Author


Lucinda Platt is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781509521258
ISBN-10: 1509521259
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication Date: May 6th, 2019
Pages: 248
Language: English

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