life chances

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life chances

the material advantages or disadvantages (e.g. material rewards, and social and cultural opportunities or lack of opportunities) that a typical member of a group or class can expect within a particular society. Originally a Weberian conception, and especially associated with WEBER's analysis of class and status, the concept has also been employed by DAHRENDORF (1979). Its focus is on inequality. Perhaps the most poignant of life chances is unequal distribution of health care, and associated inequality in life expectancy
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Objective: The objective of MO-TRAYL is to develop a better understanding of the relationship between migration and young peoples life-chances by studying youths mobility trajectories.
The event is being funded by NDC, the government-funded regeneration programme which is working to build new homes and improve life-chances in the Wood End, Henley Green, Manor Farm and Deedmore estates.
But sometimes the situation is so bad that leaving them in the care of their criminal families affects these life-chances far more severely.