Political inequality

Primary Author or Creator:
B Ansell
Additional Author(s) / Creators
J Gingrich), IFS Deaton Review of Inequalities,
Institute for Fiscal Studies
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Political and economic inequalities are related.

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"We ... examin[e] the perceived legitimacy of the British government among the general public, finding that the public has become somewhat less likely to feel listened to and that very large gaps remain across educational, income and wealth groups in these perceptions.

Our focus is general.... We also focus largely on inequalities in education, wealth, and income, while recognising that other inequalities, such as gender or racial inequalities, and the intersection of these inequalities, also matter.  We ... show changes in the nature of participation, representation, responsiveness and legitimacy that are deeply consequential for understanding contemporary British democracy."