‘Legislative responses that outlaw discriminatory behaviours and promote positive change are an essential part of the battle, but the structural nature of horizontal inequalities mean that they are not necessarily sufficient.’
This is from an October 2019 report on structural inequalities by the Resolution Foundation and UCL. The report, based on roundtables and interviews with research and policy experts, aims to better understand what works to address structural inequality.
The report identifies five cross-cutting themes for consideration by those aiming to tackle structural inequality: language, opportunity, understanding evidence, voice and place. It concludes with a list of ‘lessons’ for researchers and policymakers.