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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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Jonathan Douglas, of the NLT, said: "If we are to transform the life chances of the nation's most disadvantaged children, we must tackle low literacy one community at a time.
Tenders are invited for technical support for sib life chances fund
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The Social Mobility Commission, led by North East-born former Labour minister Alan Milburn, has published the landmark 'State of the Nation' report, detailing the life chances of young people across the country.
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It discusses the relationship between the family, social mobility, and the concept of equal life chances, considering how the family fits or does not fit into theories of social justice; the nature of intergenerational inequality, how it happens, and the factors involved; the use of the term oequality of opportunityo in political rhetoric and theoretical discussions; and policy areas that might be used to achieve a fairer distribution of life chances: replacing inheritance tax with an accessions tax, investing more in preschool support for families on low incomes, and redistributing childcare.
A global youth development index compiled by the Commonwealth Secretariat highlights the deep divide between life chances for people aged between 15 and 29 in the West and the developing world.
Unison general secretary Dave Prentis said: "This is damaging young people's life chances.
More than 6m people who look after disabled, older or ill family members or friends say their life chances are being limited by inadequate help from social services, the charity Carers UK said.
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