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Diversity and exclusion in context

Ahmed, A; Rogers, MM


A Ahmed

MM Rogers


A Ahmed

MM Rogers


By focusing on the theoretical, legal and policy frameworks which underpin the debate about diversity and exclusion, this chapter serves as an introduction and as a backdrop to the book. Here we highlight that although the UK is a relatively tolerant society and home to a diverse population, it is still characterised by inequality and exclusion. For example, a substantially higher proportion of people who live in families with a disabled member live in poverty than households where no-one is disabled (DWP, 2014); and in 2015 women who were working full-time earned just under 14 per cent less than men in full-time employment (ONS, 2015). This chapter explores some key concepts that help to understand these claims and these help to frame the subsequent chapters in the book. The concepts are: equality and diversity, discrimination, exclusion/inclusion and intersectionality.


Ahmed, A., & Rogers, M. (2016). Diversity and exclusion in context. In A. Ahmed, & M. Rogers (Eds.), Working with Marginalised Groups: From Policy to Practice (6-20). London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan

Publication Date Oct 14, 2016
Deposit Date Feb 2, 2017
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Pages 6-20
Book Title Working with Marginalised Groups: From Policy to Practice
ISBN 9781137559562
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