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Inequality and the state - book launch at LSE

Professor John Hills, London School of Ecnomics and Political Science (LSE), will mark the launch of his new publication Inequality and the State with a public lecture at LSE on Thursday 21 October.

Since the late 1970s, Britain has become a more unequal society. Inequality and the State, published by Oxford University Press on 21 October, analyses the dramatic widening of the income distribution, the growth of poverty, and the factors that have driven them.

The publication examines how government spending and the taxes that pay for it affect people's incomes, why they take the forms they do, what we think of them, how things have changed since New Labour came to power in 1997, and the future pressures that any government will face as the population ages.

John Hills, professor of social policy at LSE and director of LSE's Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), will present findings and conclusions from his new book and explore the pressures on policy-makers as they try to reconcile public desires for a more equal society with constraints on resources and other apparently inexorable pressures for social spending.

Professor David Held, LSE, will chair this event.

Inequality and the State is on Thursday 21 October at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To request a press seat for this event, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, tel: 020 7955 7060, email: j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

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This event is one in a series of Ralph Miliband Lectures on Inequalities: dimensions and challenges. The series continues with Professor Gøsta Esping-Anderson speaking on Inequality and the Welfare State in Europe on Thursday 2 December. More details at www.lse.ac.uk/events| 

19 October 2004

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