Why wealth inequality is a feminist issue

This week the Marmot Reviewrevealed that life expectancy in England has stalled after a decade of austerity. Even more striking was the finding that women in the poorest communities are living shorter lives than in 2011.Despite being one of the richest countries in the world, wealth in the UK is deeply unevenly distributed. This is a feminist issue, as women typically own fewer assets than men. This has real world consequences, including shorter lives, poorer health and a more precarious existence. This problem is exacerbated by the tax system, which treats wealth much more generously than con…

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