This research aims to review the relationship between inequalities of various kinds and poverty. It will investigate areas such as the consequences of living in an unequal society for the lives of those in poverty; how people's prospects of social mobility are affected if parental resources are unequally distributed between families; the links between poverty, inequality and geographical and neighbourhood segregation; how inequality affects risks of poverty for different groups, such as by ethnicity, gender, disability and migration status; and the political and attitudinal effects of inequality for support (or otherwise) for effective collective action against poverty.
There are four main parts to the 3-year programme of research:
1. Exploring the conceptual issues
2. Extending the evidence base
3. Understanding the mechanisms
4. Analysing policy responses
The programme is based in the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at LSE and the III. The programme will be interdisciplinary, drawing on the expertise of colleagues across the III at LSE and beyond, including in economics, sociology, political science, geography and social policy.
Find out more about the programme here.