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Jan 17, 2015
1 in 10 of whose babies died in 1901 because they tolerated poverty. Todays equivalent is poor mental health 3. When Im worried about something I can talk to my mum or dadWhen Im worried about something I can talk to my friendsWhen Im worried about something I can talk to an adult other than my mum or dad.Children who answered yes to at least 2 of these 3: Source: Tell US Survey cancelled 2010 Childrens mental health is getting worse. Especially in London GOR Emotional health of children 2008/09 Emotional health of children 2009/10 change North East 63.6 56.7 -6.9 North West 65.0 58.6 -6.4 Yorkshire and The Humber 64.3 57.3 -7.0 Sheffield East Midlands 60.4 61.9 56.5 54.2 -3.8 -7.7 West Midlands 63.6 57.8 -5.8 East of England 61.6 56.0 -5.6 London 60.2 53.2 -7.0 South East 61.6 54.8 -6.8 South West 62.7 56.2 -6.5 England 62.6 56.0 -6.6 4. We chose to become less equal JRF studies of poverty and wealth 1968- 2005 We reap what we sow. 5. We chose to abandon millions to enrich the minority who have most land JRF studies of poverty and wealth 1968- 2005 6. The maps looks very different when you give everyone equal space Notice how in the 1990s almost everywhere the proportion of households that were poor rose, but most where highest to begin with so fear rises. 7. For sources see: The Geography of Poverty, Inequality and Wealth in the UK and abroad: because enough is never enough,Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy , 3, 2-3, pp 81-106.http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/publications/2010/DorlingPritchard_2010_TheGeographyOfPoverty.pdf and also for the source of data for the next figure:Subjective well-being of young people, an OECD overview, Innocenti ReportWe ended up at or near the bottom of many league tables as a result all before the crash 8. 22 ndout of the 25+1 EU countries before the crash for child poverty as measured by the European standard We are cutting back on transfers, starting with the 165 maternity grant. 9. Greater London parliamentary constituencies Core Poorcartogram of Greater London parliamentary constituencies Exclusive Wealthycartogram of Greater London parliamentary constituencies We live in different spaces, especially the very rich who are most dislocated from society 10. Londons place in the world economy where cities orbit global capital . As viewed from Houston http://sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/maps/wcn_atlas3.htm We are trapped in thinking that London can only survive as New Yorks twin star 11. In June 2010 we learn the councils to be cut the (%) most are: Doncaster Redcar & Cleveland Liverpool Knowsley Middlesbrough St Helens Blackpool South Tyneside North East Lincolnshire Blackburn with Darwen (and Sheffield singled out for cruel and unusual cuts) In April 2010 we learn that Gordon wanted to help people: Duffy : but all these eastern Europeans coming in, where are they flocking from?Brown :A million people come in from Europe, but a million British people have gone into Europe, you do know theres a lot of British people staying in Europe as well. So education, health and helping people, thats what Im about.The Times, 28/4/2010.And: The ten councils to be cut the least are: City of London Ealing Redbridge Dudley(the only error?) Barnet Harrow Brent Havering Wandsworth Bexley We will undertake the most vindicate of disproportionate cuts to protect the status quo 12. Then came the spending review
We think there is no alternative 13. And then came more and more questions and doubt
We think we are not up to doing anything better than this 14. Even the mayor of London spoke up against his party
The we who think this are a small minority 15. It could be the greatest threat to health inequalities
We think the price has to be paid 16. Conclusion keep asking why are 16 or 20 countries better?
Of the richest 25 nations in the world the UK is the 4 thmost unequal by income inequality (90:10 ratio UNDP figures). We think we are held hostage to the bond markets 17. Conclusion keep asking why are we slipping down league tables of decency?
We think all this damage is just collateral damage that comes with success 18. Our murder rate is again at Victorian levels,as is the life expectancy gap between areas. Material conditions might be much better but often our mental health, fear and anxiety is worse.We know we are not all in it together. We could be. And we put the young in debt 19. See this and other talks as multimedia versions at http:// www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk /presentations/