Now straight away I was and my text book seems to agree with me! It states that as people in a good salary/ secure job can choose their lifesttyle and good location to live, they access more than those in high density housing on a low income.
Am I missing something?? Surely this means inequalities are not in all geographical areas?!
Ah, think about rural areas. Cornwall for example. Holiday homes in Rock etc, big country houses/estates - The relativly rich choose to live there, can afford transport, nice house, commute to work. Particularly in the west of cornwall it can be fairly grim. Less choice to life there, born there, can't afford a house anywhere so living with family/rent/council etc. Often poor housing. seasonal employment poor transport and access to services
People in expensive areas are not all high earners; for a start there will be a number of pensioners who bought their house there but are now on a limited income; also there will be those who inherited a house from family but are in a lower socio-ecnomic group. Then areas with high income residents tend to support a large number of minimum wage workers, such as cleaners and Nanny's, who rent locally but live on the breadline.
As for the south wales thing- the rural poor are different perhaps but it's not an ewasy palce to be. If you live in a rural area and on a low income, you can often not access cheap food from supermarkets, you need to supporta car due to a lack of public trnasport, even a hospital trip might take an hour and fuel. This can tend to palce people further into the poverty trap. Yet people are not always rich to access these areas- many are born there (but often priced to the worst accomodation due to high property csts) or become single aprents, retaining property but becoming poor in the process.
And then there's different inequalities- healthcare for example; IIRC Wales is worse for the cancer postcode lottery; and there's inequalities sucha s people in denser areas are often able to access educational and cultutral resources that aren't available if you ave to pay a stonking amount just to get t them, let alone pay entrance on arrival.
For the essay- if yu are going to do comparisons, consider comparing to a rural ward on the depreivation index; there's Victoria Ward or Hamp in Bridgwater - Somerset but still poverty hit. I imagine you will find the wards share much with inner city areas (would be interestng to compare crme rates, educational attainment, mortality etc)
Ok - am assuming it's looking for a childcare angle so you could perhaps add the difficulties in all areas for parents with children who have disabilities. How hard it can be for them to access equality of care and education. Or how working women from all areas can be discriminated against by employers and society during pregnancy and motherhood. Or how low income parents (especially single parents) and children can be trapped in poverty by national government policy (tax credits). Think about the issues that might relate to equal opportunity or anti discriminatory policy.
I live inner city, industrial area BTW in Hull, and this has just made me all indignant at the injust of it all! As a child care provider it is about breaking the cycle, equal ops for all mindees, accessing family services for them and providing super duper early years care.
Hi tinda, I basically just wrote it out as though I was talking to someone if that makes sense? I looked in my textbook at the points mentioned, and my link above has good information. My summary was that poverty is the biggest inequality in our society. This obviously then affects where you live (geographical area) and what you can access.
Also the silkysteps forum is really helpful too for hints and tips.