Social and environmental inequalities in rural areas

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Award: RES-229-25-0004
Policy and Practice Note
Project website
PI: Meg Huby, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York
Dates: 31/07/2007 - 30/07/2009
 
Patterns of inequality in the distribution of social, economic and environmental goods and services in rural areas are examined. How do methods for measuring inequality differ within the natural and social sciences? And how can such differences be resolved and a common approach found? What are the implications of inequalities? Can they be regarded as unfair? And what are local residents' perceptions of local inequality and injustice.

Data created

Social and Environmental Inequalities in Rural Areas (SEIRA)
An updated and extended version of the SECRA spatial dataset created by the research team during a previous RELU scoping study. SEIRA consist of a series of social and environmental variables for the same 6,027 rural Lower Super Output Areas in England. The SEIRA dataset classifies rural areas according to socio-economic and environmental conditions, describing patterns of inequalities in the distribution of social, economic and environmental goods and services in rural areas.

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Data type: Quantitative
Data format: MS Access;CSV
Sample size: 32 social and environmental variables;50 interviews
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Data released
P-GIS interview data
Interview data with 50 people living in rural England on the findings of the SEIRA database, recorded during participatory focus groups

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Data type: Qualitative
Data format: MS Word
Sample size: 50 individuals
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Data released

Publications and outputs

Article (3)
Social and environmental inequalities and injustice in the rural uplands of England
Annemarieke de Bruin; Meg Huby; Piran White; Steve Cinderby
18/10/2010

Enhancing the effectiveness of policy-relevant integrative research in rural areas
Piran White; Steve Cinderby; Meg Huby; Annemarieke de Bruin; Dave Raffaelli; Alison Holt
18/10/2010

Measuring inequality in rural England : the effects of changing spatial resolution
Meg Huby; Annemarieke de Bruin; Piran White; Steve Cinderby
18/10/2010

Paper (1)
Social disadvantage and environmental inequality in rural England : patterns and policy implications
Meg Huby; Annemarieke de Bruin; Steve Cinderby; Piran White
18/10/2010

Research summary (2)
Non-technical summary

11/11/2009

Non-technical summary
Meg Huby; P. White; S. Cinderby
11/11/2009

Report (1)
Full research report
Meg Huby
11/11/2009

Website (1)
Social and Environmental Inequalities in Rural Areas (SEIRA)
Meg Huby; Piran White; Annemarieke de Bruin; Steve Cinderby
01/09/2009