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What is Inequality? Give some examples.

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Introduction

Inequality with examples What is inequality? The widening gap between rich and poor that has weakened our society over recent decades. For most people, it simply reflects the natural order; the rich have each individually taken their chance, as anyone would, to expand the rewards of various kinds ? for example profits, salaries, and bonuses,? that they are able to command. What causes inequality? Comparative advantages ? Advantages due to natural resources & location, which creates the initial stimulus for an industry to locate there. Social inequality- Education is what establishes your ability to become self sufficient. The better the education the more opportunities open up for you to have options in life. These options can provide a lot of things, like money and security, and better choices to choose from. Culture is in there too. Some cultures refuse to learn the modern ways of science and technology, and even languages. Some cultures believe it's a bad thing to move forward from the old ways and develop new traditions and practices. ...read more.

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Norway: There are strict labour laws and there is a strong emphasis within society on the quality of free time. People in Norway have wide, open spaces to enjoy and traffic is no problem. The provision of essential services is good - healthcare is affordable and mainly run by the state sector. It's the same with education, most people opt for state education - hardly anyone uses the private sector. There are good social security provisions and few people fall outside the system - there is a safety net for everyone. Childcare, which is provided by the state, and maternity leave are among the best in Europe - the country is well-designed for young families. Norway is one of the largest consuming nations in the world, particularly electronics - electricity is cheap because there is a lot of renewable energy. However, some people do have complaints - taxes, for example, are high and the cost of food and drink is high. We don't go out much to restaurants. But the priority for the government has always been to keep the state sector strong and to ensure that Norway is an equal society - that there is not too much of a gap between the rich and the poor. ...read more.

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The UK emerged as having the second lowest hours of sunshine a year, the fourth highest retirement age, and the third lowest spend on health as a percentage of GDP. Despite above average household income – the fourth highest in Europe – Britons have 5.5 fewer days holiday a year than the European average and tolerate a below average government spend on education. UK households also struggle with a high cost of living, with food and diesel prices the highest in Europe, alcohol and cigarettes all costing more than the European average. France is considered the best place to live in Europe for quality of life, despite families earning an average £31,767 (compared to the UK's £38,547) and working longer hours than people in the UK. But the French enjoy 2,124 hours of sunshine, have an average retirement age of 60, and receive 36 days of holiday a year. They also live a year longer than Brits, with an average life expectancy of 81.4 years compared to 80.4 in the UK. People in France, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands are all expect to live longer than people in the UK. ...read more.

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