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Devolution and inequality: a failure to create a community of equals?

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Publication date

2007

Abstract

This paper assesses the impact of devolution within the United Kingdom on household equality in terms of both income and social inclusion, with particular focus on the two most established examples of devolution - Scotland and Wales. Uniquely this paper provides the first quantitative assessment of devolution in the UK. Using British Household Panel Study data it suggests that devolution appears to have had no discernable impact on income inequality. An influence on social inclusion can be detected but is suggested to have been both weak and temporary in relation to other regions within the UK. The paper concludes with explanations for the paucity of devolution's impact on equality.

Published in

Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Volume

32 (4):523-538

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-5661.2007.00275.x

Subjects

Social Inclusion, Government, and Income Dynamics

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1530556

Notes

Online journal - All holdings except current 5 years; Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*

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