Explain the impact of inequality on people’s lives
Inequality led to a variety of health care issues, including shorter life expectancies and increased childhood mortality, lower academic achievement, fewer social mobility, and higher rates of aggression and psychological problems.
Explain whether equality of opportunity within society is a reality. Explain why or why not.
I suppose equality of opportunity within society is a reality. This is because an open competition for limited resources is the concept of competitive equality of opportunity. The concept calls for objective competence assessments to be applied to all applicants for limited resources fairly and equitably. Based on effectiveness, resources should indeed be given to people who are most qualified to manage them. If that allocation is administered to the advantage of and in the economic interest of all, this system is.
Explain whether policies can be designed to ensure greater equality and improve social mobility among members of society. Explain why or why not.
Policies can be designed to ensure greater equality and improve social mobility among members. This can be achieved through admissions. Indeed, this can be attained by reforming education over random justice. Admissions to universities and colleges are skewed in a variety of ways to benefit the already privileged. A significant proportion of parents confess to deceiving their kids to get their kids into the most coveted institutions, such as renting properties nearby. Meanwhile, the rise in private tutoring ensures that A-levels are as much a reflection of how much help potential students have received as they are of their intellectual ability.
Explain whether inequality is a contributing factor to your chosen social issue in week 1
Equality is a contributing factor as it entails giving everyone an equal chance to make the most out of their existences and abilities. It is also the belief that no one should have fewer opportunities in life because of just how they were born, where they come from, what they believe, or if they have an impairment.
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