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Significant inequalities in Scotland: Identifying significant inequalities and priorities for action

Tuesday 9 November 2010

The Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland commissioned OPM to carry out research into the most significant inequalities in Scotland and how public authorities can focus their efforts to best effect in tackling them. This work is aimed at informing and influencing the Scottish Government’s National Outcome 7, which is concerned with tackling the significant inequalities in Scotland by 2017.The research and consultation identified five criteria for defining significant inequality; generated a list of seven significant inequalities; and developed a process for helping public bodies prioritise issues for action.