Meaning of INEQUALITY in English

INEQUALITY

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ great , gross , substantial

the gross social inequalities of the past

Inequalities of income would lead to even greater inequalities in access to health care.

▪ real

▪ growing , increased , increasing , rising

▪ global , regional

▪ class , economic , educational , racial , social , socio-economic , structural

▪ gender , sex ( BrE ), sexual

efforts to address class and gender inequalities and to rebalance power

▪ income , pay , wage ( esp. BrE )

VERB + INEQUALITY

▪ cause , create , lead to

The introduction of tuition fees would create ~ between universities.

▪ maintain , perpetuate

Some believe that education perpetuates ~.

▪ reinforce

The law merely serves to reinforce social inequalities.

▪ increase

▪ reduce

▪ remove

They can build a more harmonious society once ~ and exploitation are removed.

▪ address , redress

The country has had some success in redressing racial inequalities.

INEQUALITY + VERB

▪ exist

inequalities that exist in wealth and income

▪ arise from sth , be based on sth

inequalities based on racism and social class

▪ persist , remain

Even in the age of compulsory school, inequalities in education have remained.

▪ increase

▪ decline

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ between

economic ~ between men and women

▪ ~ in

gender ~ in education

PHRASES

▪ inequalities of power, wealth, etc.

▪ a pattern of ~ ( esp. BrE )

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