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The diversification of inequality

Brynin, M and Longhi, S and Zwysen, W (2017) 'The diversification of inequality.' British Journal of Sociology. ISSN 0007-1315

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Abstract

We examine intersectionality on the basis of increasingly complex interactions between gender and ethnic groups, which we argue derive from the growing diversity of these groups. While we critique the concept of superdiversity, we suggest that increased diversity leads to a 'diversification of inequality'. This is characterised by an increasing incidence of inequality through the growth in migration and of the size and variety of ethnic minorities, and by a weakening of specific inequalities. We demonstrate this using the Labour Force Survey and conclude that there is a clear diversification of inequality but also that ethnicity is a more potent source of inequality than gender. Diversity also increases the reach of inequality through producing and increasing the number of intersections.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intersectionality; superdiversity; wage gaps; gender; ethnicity, UK
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 14:54
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2018 02:00
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21202

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