Title
Social and environmental inequalities and injustice in the rural uplands of England
Description
Inequalities may lead to injustice, and are recognised increasingly as contributing to a wide range of social problems. The English uplands are characterised by low population densities, few services and low household incomes compared with other rural areas, giving rise to the potential for injustice. We use a dataset combining social, economic and environmental variables to develop a new integrative characterisation of rural areas in England. We show that, despite lower income and fewer services, upland areas have some advantages compared with other rural areas, such as greater social and environmental 'richness', less pollution and less reported crime. For the more financiallyand physically-mobile people living in upland areas, these benefits may outweigh the costs. However, for other sectors of society, such as the young, the old and the disabled, there may be a sense of injustice stemming from the lack of affordable housing, transport and other public services.
URL
http://csp.sagepub.com/content/by/year/2010
URL Description
Journal homepage
Language
English
Author
Annemarieke de Bruin
Author
Meg Huby
Author
Piran White
Author
Steve Cinderby

accessibility; disadvantage; environment; interdisciplinary; pollution; remoteness; rural areas; rural economics; rural life; rural society; rural-urban disparities

Volume number
31
Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
ISSN
0261-0183
Copyright URL
http://www.uk.sagepub.com/sagechoice.sp
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Date of publication
01 January 2010
Place of publication
London
Is this item a pre-print or post-print?
Postprint
Title of journal
Critical social policy