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Highlights key areas where inequality could affect economic growth

'The Equalities Review: Interim Report for Consultation' shows that persistent inequality could seriously damage the economy and cost society billions each year in lost income.

The Interim Consultation Report looks at what inequalities still persist after decades of action to promote equality in society, suggests some novel ways to measure them and focuses on what is needed to make people more equal.  It also measure them and focuses on what is needed to make people more equal.  It also identifies eleven current challenges where there are critical penalties causing inequality, which are:

  • Poor children, particulary boys, and children from certain ethnic groups are less likely to experience stimulating home learning environments in early life
  • Ethnic minority children are less likely to attend pre-school education
  • Raising the attainment of under-performing ethnic minority pupils, particularly in the primary years
  • Reducing school exclusions among boys and children from certain ethnic minorities
  • The educational attainment of lesbian, gay and bisexual teenagers who have suffered homophobic bullying
  • The employment prospects of Pakistani and Bangladeshi young people not in employment education or training
  • Older women with low levels of literacy
  • The job prospects of lone and partnered women after having children
  • The job prospects of Pakistani and Bangladeshi women
  • The job prospects of some disabled people
  • The job prospects of older people and their quality of life after a bereavement of a partner of a parent.

For more information on the Review visit https://www.theequalitiesreview.org.uk/.