Publications and Outputs

Presentations from The Dynamics of Spatial Inequality: Processes, Outcomes & Solutions

On Friday 29th March we held a symposium to discuss the Dynamics of Spatial Inequality: Processes, Outcomes & Solutions.

This event brought together policy makers, stakeholders and leading researchers from a variety of academic disciplines and policy perspectives to discuss the latest research on whether and how spatial inequalities matter and  the implications for policy innovation. The aim of the symposium was to examine how inequality in housing wealth reinforces intergenerational inequality, and how discrimination in the housing market makes it more difficult for ethnic minorities to access neighbourhoods with the best economic opportunities.

Slides from the UI International Symposium: The impact of inequalities in the early years on outcomes over the life course

On Monday 11th March, we hosted an international symposium on 'The impact of inequalities in the early years on outcomes over the life course'. This event brought together international academics from the US, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Ireland and the UK who are actively researching the impact of disadvantage and inequality in the early years, with policy makers from different jurisdictions who have a shared interest in developing creative and effective solutions.

This was a closed event however the presentations are of relevance to anyone working to address childhood inequalities. Please find a copy of the programme here, which gives more context and information about the aims of the event. You can also find biographies for each of the presenters here.

New AQMeN Research Briefing: Reduction in homicide and violence in Scotland is largely explained by fewer gangs and less knife crime

Sara Skott and Susan McVie

In this briefing paper, Sara Skott and Susan McVie explore how a decline in knife crime and gang violence has made the biggest overall contribution to the reduction of homicides and other forms of  violence in Scotland.

Read the briefing here. 

This briefing paper was produced by Dr Sara Skott and Professor Susan McVie, as part of a wider body of work around homicide and violence which was carried out under the auspices of the ESRC Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN)  Research Centre (2013-2017).

Find out more about Sara's work and the wider AQMeN research into crime and victimsation at the AQMeN website.  


Data Comic about inequalities in Scotland

Professor Gwilym Pryce and Dr Meng Le Zhang

Earlier this year the Understanding Inequalities project was approached by University of Edinburgh colleagues Benjamin Bach and Catherine Magill regarding their data visualisation project focussing on inequality and inclusion. This project was funded by the Edinburgh Futures Institute and posed the question -
"Can data visualisations engage a wider audience in data-driven policy and decision-making about inequality?"

We were delighted to have the opportunity to work with Ben, Cat and graphic artist Miranda Smith, who used data and findings provided by Professor Gwilym Pryce and Dr Meng Le Zhang to create a data comic - "We'll take the low road": how has Scotland fared in pursuing its vision for lower inequality?