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The widening gap between those who have & those who have not

Thought-provoking content & free research

We'll be regularly sharing new content focusing on some of the key barriers to being an inclusive society for all, which were uncovered in our Global inclusivity report.

Below, you'll find blogs, podcasts, and interviews from experts in their fields. There's also a rolling programme of free research published by Emerald. This content will be updated each month. 

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Articles, podcasts & interviews

See articles related to each theme; we're focusing on the widening gap between those who have and those to have not. We get under the skin of issues such as poverty, class, access to digital technology, and connectivity amongst other topics. Coming up, we'll be looking at education and literacy.

Digital connectivity, education and poverty eradication

Dr. Emma Stone

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Poverty: still a story of our times

Goof Buijs

Interview

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How COVID-19 has exposed inequalities in the UK food system

Bob Doherty and Madeleine Power

Podcast

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Let’s close the Digital Divide

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Transforming classroom practices for learners with disabilities

Jeffrey P. Bakken

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Research content

Read research content that we've made available for free (or as a promotional offer) for a limited period to support this theme.

The Missing Middle Class: Race, Suburban Ethnography, and the Challenges of "Studying Up"

Karyn Lacy

Book series

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Driving social mobility? Competitive collaboration in degree apprenticeship development

Jessica Bradley, Claire Newhouse, Nadira Mirza

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The perceived cosmopolitan consumption of globally mobile, young consumers from China

Wei-Fen Chen

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Worlds apart: an investigation of South Africa’s established and emerging middle class consumers

James Lappeman, Caitlin Ferreira, Jeandri Robertson, Tendai Chikweche

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What Do I Wear, and Do I Eat Their Food? Performing Middle Classness

Grace Khunou, Kris Marsh, Polite Chauke, Lesego Plank, Leo Igbanoi, Mabone Kgosiemang

Book chapter

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The Class Identity Negotiations of Upwardly Mobile Individuals Among Whites and the Racial Other: A USA–France Comparison

Jules Naudet, Shirin Shahrokni

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Degree apprenticeships: delivering quality and social mobility?

Mandy Crawford-Lee, Sam Moorwood

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Adult workers in higher education: enhancing social mobility

Ana Sofia Patrício Pinto Lopes, Pedro Manuel Rodrigues Carreira

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Case study: establishing a social mobility pipeline to degree apprenticeships

Stella McKnight, Sarah-Louise Collins, David Way, Pam Iannotti

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Socioeconomic (Im)Mobility Among Low-Income Mothers of Children with Disabilities

Regina S. Baker, Linda M. Burton

Book series

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Faizal & Shabana Foundation: a venture philanthropic approach to education

Sreevas Sahasranamam, Sumit Mitra

Case study

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Nuru International: empowering farmers to fight extreme poverty

Hristina Kostadinova Dzharova, Sudheer Gupta

Case study

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Sahaj Crafts: the challenge of alleviating poverty in Western Rajasthan

Aashish Mehra, Nidhi Mathur, Vaibhav Tripathi

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Helenvale’s recycling initiative – catalysing community-driven social entrepreneurship

Kerryn Ayanda Malindi Krige, Margie Sutherland

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Arusha women entrepreneur: reducing poverty through job creation and sustainable income for smallholder farmers

Sara Calvo, Andres Morales

Case study

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How COVID-19 has exposed inequalities in the UK food system: The case of UK food and poverty

Madeleine Power, Bob Doherty, Katie Pybus, and Kate Pickett

Open access article

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Considerations for school leaders serving US immigrant communities in the global pandemic

Rebecca Lowenhaupt, Megan Hopkins

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The normalisation of Food Aid: What happened to feeding people well?

Martin Caraher and Robbie Davison

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Global inclusivity report

As part of our ever-evolving understanding of what inequality feels like and how we may start to tackle it, we’ve commissioned a global report on inclusivity; this is a small step in understanding the challenges people face and that we must face into in order to create a fairer, more inclusive society.

Read the report