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Combatting Inequality: tackling unfairness in wealth, jobs and care

Hosted by the International Inequalities Institute

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, United Kingdom

Speakers

Professor Mike Savage

Professor Mike Savage

Director, International Inequalities Institute, LSE

Professor Beverley Skeggs

Professor Beverley Skeggs

III Research Theme Convenor and AFSEE Academic Advisor, LSE

Professor David Soskice

Professor David Soskice

III Research Theme Convenor, LSE

Chair

 Professor Ellen Helsper

Professor Ellen Helsper

Professor in Digital Inequalities, Department of Media and Communications, LSE

The III is celebrating its fourth year of work by launching three new themes which focus our work in the areas where we see the issue of inequality debate taking on new intensity and importance. The three theme leaders will each introduce their themes and explain their importance, leading to a panel discussion.

Mike Savage will lay out how analyses of inequality require us to engage with wealth as well as income inequality, and how this points to the power of elites. Beverley Skeggs will reflect on how care work is a crucial part of the global economy, and how inequalities of race, gender and class are bound up with its global chains. David Soskice will discuss how cities are becoming central loci of inequality and how we need to understand better how processes of segregation are related to transformations in the knowledge economy.

This event will therefore introduce the future work of the III and will be a great opportunity to learn more about the gravity of inequality challenges today.

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