Social inequality has always existed within society and it will hardly disappear in the nearest future. However, it is possible to provide some effective measures and improve the situation at least partially. According to one of the US sociologists David Brady it is wrong to blame the poor for their low social position and such attitude won’t help to reduce social inequality. The famous sociologist has shared his opinion with the public during one of his visits to the UK this month.
Moreover, poverty will scarcely disappear just because some individuals change their behaviours. This matter requires large-scale and serious changes and approaches. David Brady also discusses this topic in one of his books under the title “Rich Democracies, Poor People: How Politics Explain Poverty”. Brady mentions that the most widespread opinion nowadays concerning poverty is that it is perceived as a result of individual failings or such a global aspect as growing unemployment. Poverty development and impact are quite different in various countries, some countries have low indicators and other countries suffer from the very high ones. Brady explains such a difference by the amount of investments in the welfare state that every country considers necessary to make. According to the statistics, those countries that spend more money on such aspects of social life as pensions, healthcare, and etc. tend to have significantly less problems with poverty. Britain is a great example of proper social policy and attitude to the welfare state.
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