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Cambridge Public Policy SRI Seminar: Understanding Inequalities

25th May 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Lecture Theatre & Terrance Room, Trinity Hall College, University of Cambridge

This one-day seminar provides an opportunity for cross-disciplinary conversations about research on inequality. Attendees will learn about the different types of inequality and explore measures to guide policy makers from current academic research as well as explore connections between different approaches, methods and measures of inequality with a view to building future collaborations.

We are witnessing increasing divisions in society whereby health gains for some are not shared by others; where social mobility is falling; and where the pay gap between ordinary workers and corporate leaders has grown exponentially. Inequality is now a mainstream political issue. What does current research bring to our understanding of how inequality shapes our economy and society? What do the public think about inequality? Can research provide evidence of interventions to reduce inequalities?

This one-day seminar provides an opportunity for cross-disciplinary conversations about research on inequality. We will learn about the different types of inequality and explore measures to guide policy makers from current academic research as well as explore connections between different approaches, methods and measures of inequality with a view to building future collaborations.

Key note speaker: Dr Vince Cable, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham.

We will have four chaired sessions throughout the day including presentations and panel discussions on

  • Public attitudes to inequality (including new polling research from YouGov)
  • Legacies of inequality
  • Health and well-being
  • Education and work


Keynote speaker:
Dr Vince Cable, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham.

Tickets are free of charge but spaces are limited, so reserve your place at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understanding-inequalities-new-thinking-for-public-policy-tickets-24513374162 

Venue

Trinity Hall
Trinity Ln
Cambridge, CB2 1TJ United Kingdom
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