Is London the most socially mobile place in the UK? See the latest report from the Social Mobility Commission. This has a geographical mapping of places where social mobility is high or low according to 16 indicators. The BBC has a developed a tool for its website where you can view local authority rankings by […]
Which countries have the most millionaires? Find out in the latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report which also has sections on household inequality and changes in income since the financial crash. For a focus on high worth individuals see the World Wealth Report from Capgemini. The Frank Knight wealth report has information on where rich […]
Interesting findings on high levels of debt and vulnerability and lack of financial knowledge among the British adult population in the first Financial Lives Survey 2017 released by The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It is compiled from consumer researcher on over 13,000 adults. According to the survey 69% of those aged over 75 displayed some […]
Analysis by the Guardian has mapped fast food with social inequality and deprivation. One of the key concerns is that access to fast food will increase obesity. See this useful blog posting by Public Health England The UK Health Forum – Healthy places website has also considered the impact of the environment on public health […]
New From Oxfam and Development Finance Index, a measure of how committed governments actually are to reducing inequality. The CRI covers 152 nations worldwide, measuring government action on social spending, tax and labour rights. The site provides free access to the full-text report and an interactive map of the measures.
Latest release 2017 WIID3.4 A number of new nations and resources have been added to this free database from the United Nations University, UNU-Wider, which offers the public free visualisations and statistics of inequality on a global scale covering the period 1961-2015.
A landmark report on the State of Child Health released by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health found that the UK rated poorly in a comparison health of children in European Nations. 25 indicators were compared including infant mortality, obesity, immunisation and breastfeeding and in most cases poor health was linked with social deprivation […]
This week the latest annual meeting of the World Economic Forum took place at Davos. News and information is available on the official website To mark the occasion Oxfam released its 99% of wealth report with up to date figures. 8 billionnaires have as much wealth as 50% of the world’s population. Look on the […]
Released this week, the Casey Review into opportunity and integration. This independent review was commissioned in July 2015 and conducted by Dame Louise Casey. In her summary she states that she wanted to consider the nature and extent of social deprivation and division in society and how it could give rise to intolerance and hate. Large […]
Get the latest data in the 2016 Global Wealth Report from the Credit Suisse Research Institute. It ranks nations by wealth and examines gaps in household wealth between rich and poor in individual nations. It identifies Russia as the world’s most unequal country, with 74.5% of the nation’s wealth controlled by 1% of the people. For […]