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Barnsley’s betrayal exposes ‘levelling up’ political partisanship

16.03.2021
Professor Gwilym Pryce

Professor Gwilym Pryce has written an opinion piece on the deep inequalities that exist in the UK  and the 'levelling up' agenda.

Barnsley's betrayal exposes 'levelling up' partisanship | The Yorkshire Post

“Regional and neighbourhood inequalities exist not just in income but also in education, employment, pollution and exposure to crime. But, because government departments focus on particular areas of inequality in isolation, policies can be introduced that reduce inequality in one area only to worsen it in others.”
– Professor Gwilym Pryce

About Gwilym Pryce

Professor Gwilym Pryce is Professor of Urban Economics and Social Statistics at the University of Sheffield. He is Co-Director of the ESRC Understanding Inequalities project and Director of the ESRC and Nordforsk funded project Life at the Frontier. Additionally, he is Director of the Advanced Quantitative Methods pathway of the White Rose DTC and is the Sheffield Director of the ESRC CDT in New Forms of Data which spans social science, engineering, health, law and computer science.