Diversity and exclusion in context

Ahmed, A and Rogers, MM 2016, 'Diversity and exclusion in context' , in: Working with Marginalised Groups: From Policy to Practice , Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp. 6-20.

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Abstract

By focusing on the theoretical, legal and policy frameworks which underpin the debate about diversity and exclusion, this chapter serves as an introduction and as a backdrop to the book. Here we highlight that although the UK is a relatively tolerant society and home to a diverse population, it is still characterised by inequality and exclusion. For example, a substantially higher proportion of people who live in families with a disabled member live in poverty than households where no-one is disabled (DWP, 2014); and in 2015 women who were working full-time earned just under 14 per cent less than men in full-time employment (ONS, 2015). This chapter explores some key concepts that help to understand these claims and these help to frame the subsequent chapters in the book. The concepts are: equality and diversity, discrimination, exclusion/inclusion and intersectionality.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Ahmed, A and Rogers, MM
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137559562
Depositing User: MM Rogers
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 13:49
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2017 11:02
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/41310

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