Gender and economic equality in Scotland: mission (im)possible?

Joan Forbes, Gaby Weiner

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Gender and Education invited extended blog post.

Unequal access to life opportunities continues to constitute a chronic impediment to education, participation in civic society and work, and health and well-being in Scotland, especially so of girls and women.

It is a striking paradox that, while the people of Scotland optimistically view their small country on the periphery of Europe as an avowedly equal and democratic polity, evidence suggests that ‘as part of the UK, Scotland is one of the most unequal countries in the developed world’ (Cooper 2014). Irrespective of the outcome of the recent Independence Referendum, issues of inequality, poverty and disadvantage remain at the fore of a devolved Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGender and Education
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2015

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