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1289907214 Equalities Review.pd

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February 2007
The Equalities Review
Room 3.32
22/26 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2WH
Website: www.theequalitiesreview.org.uk
Email: equalitiesreview@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk
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Foreword
1
Executive Summary
5
Chapter 1: What do we mean by equality, and why does it matter?
12
The background to the Review
12
An equal society
14
The Equality Scorecard
17
Making the case for equality
19
Why we must not wait to act
23
Equality is not a minority business
26
Chapter 2: Equality in context – the 100 year frame
29
Looking back
29
Looking forward
37
Chapter 3: Persistent inequalities
47
Introduction
47
Early years and education
49
Employment
62
Health
74
Crime and the criminal justice system
79
Conclusions and recommendations
85
Chapter 4: Why do inequalities still persist?
90
Introduction
90
Prejudice
91
We have no consensus on equality
93
Who should take the lead?
97
Our tools are not fit for purpose
101
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