Understanding Population Trends and Processes

Spatial and Social Disparities

Editors: Stillwell, J., Norman, P., Thomas, C., Surridge, P. (Eds.)

  • This volume offers new research findings from a range of census, survey and administrative data sources
  • Covers key substantive themes of applied and policy-related significance
  • Includes case studies of applications of a range of quantitative techniques
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Inequality is one of the major problems of the contemporary world. Significant geographical disparities exist within nations of the developed world, as well as between these countries and those referred to as the ‘South’ in the Bruntland Report. Issues of equity and deprivation must be addressed in view of sustainable development. However, before policymakers can remove the obstacles to a fairer world, it is essential to understand the nature of inequality, both in terms of its spatial and socio-demographic characteristics.

This second volume in the series contains population studies that examine the disparities evident across geographical space in the UK and between different individuals or groups. Topics include demographic and social change, deprivation, happiness, cultural consumption, ethnicity, gender, employment, health, religion, education and social values. These topics and the relationships between them are explored using secondary data from censuses, surveys or administrative records.

In volume 1 the findings of research on fertility, living arrangements, care and mobility are examined. Volume 3 will focus on ethnicity and integration.

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“Book covers some of the outputs arising from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded Understanding Population Trends and Processes (UPTAP) programme. … of interest to human geographers, sociologists, demographers, and those in some branches of political science. … The book deals with topics that are important to people, such as the social direction in which their areas are moving, political attitudes, and health. … it would probably be of interest to a wide readership, encompassing academics, students, and interested members of the public.” (Ian Shuttleworth, Population Studies, Vol. 67 (3), 2013)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Spatial and Social Disparities

    Stillwell, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Demographic and Deprivation Change in the UK

    Norman, Paul

    Pages 17-35

  • England’s Changing Social Geology

    Vickers, Daniel

    Pages 37-51

  • Geographical Modelling of Happiness and Well-Being

    Ballas, Dimitris

    Pages 53-66

  • Geographic Analysis of Cultural Consumption

    Brook, Orian (et al.)

    Pages 67-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial and Social Disparities
Editors
  • John Stillwell
  • Paul Norman
  • Claudia Thomas
  • Paula Surridge
Series Title
Understanding Population Trends and Processes
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8750-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8750-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8749-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3227-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 300
Topics