Spatial and Social Disparities

Understanding Population Trends and Processes: volume 2

  • John Stillwell
  • Paul Norman
  • Claudia Thomas
  • Paula Surridge

Part of the Understanding Population Trends and Processes book series (UPTA, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. John Stillwell, Paul Norman, Claudia Thomas, Paula Surridge
    Pages 1-15
  3. Daniel Vickers
    Pages 37-51
  4. Orian Brook, Paul Boyle, Robin Flowerdew
    Pages 67-82
  5. Claudia Thomas
    Pages 113-127
  6. Gopalakrishnan Netuveli
    Pages 129-141
  7. Nick Allum, Roger Patulny, Sanna Read, Patrick Sturgis
    Pages 199-215
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 233-237

About this book


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.


Bruntland Report Census Censuses Demog Demographic and social change Demography Demography of desecularisation Employment Equity Geographical disparities Inequality Population studies Social Values Sustainable development Wellbeing

Editors and affiliations

  • John Stillwell
    • 1
  • Paul Norman
    • 2
  • Claudia Thomas
    • 3
  • Paula Surridge
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Geography, Fac. Earth and EnvironmentUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of GeographyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Inst. Child Health, Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology &University College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Dept. SociologyUniversity of BristolBristolUnited Kingdom

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