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Britain: a country divided?

LSE Works: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion

Date: Thursday 3 March 2011 
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue:  Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speakers: Professor John Hills, Dr Polly Vizard
Respondents: Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, David Darton
Chair: Professor Stephen Jenkins

At the centre of CASE's work is the understanding of different aspects of inequality and the impacts of public policy on them. At this event, John Hills and Polly Vizard will present findings from the detailed analysis of economic inequalities carried out by the National Equality Panel, and across wider dimensions using the Equality Measurement Framework, as developed by CASE and its partners for the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Government Equalities Office.  With "fairness" and "equality of opportunity" at the heart of the aspirations of the Coalition Government, what does their starting point look like and how should inequality be evaluated as we move forward?

John Hills is director of CASE and professor of social policy at LSE. Polly Vizard is a research fellow at CASE.

Professor Sir Tony Atkinson is centennial professor in the Department of Economics at LSE.

David Darton is Director of Foresight at the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) established in October 1997 with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is a multi-disciplinary research centre located within the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Its focus is on exploration of different dimensions of social disadvantage, particularly from longitudinal and neighbourhood perspectives, and examination of the impact of public policy.

LSE Works is a new series of public lectures, sponsored by SAGE publications, that will showcase some of the latest research by LSE's Research Centres. In each
session, LSE academics will present key research findings, demonstrating where appropriate the implications of their studies for public policy. A list of all the LSE Works lectures can be viewed online.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.


A copy of Professor John Hills' PowerPoint presentation is available to download. Download 'Britain: a country divided?' (pdf).

A copy of Dr Polly Vizard's PowerPoint presentation is available to download. Download 'Evaluating multidimensional inequality and deprivation in England, Scotland and Wales. The Equality Measurement Framework (pdf).


A podcast of this event is available to download from the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.

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