According to Blakely et al. (2009), 'inequality' refers to the unequal distribution of valued social resources within a society or between societies. It Is useful to make a distinction between inequalities and differences. A good example are shops; different kinds of shops appeal to different kind of people with different background. Also, inequalities can be seen when talking about time, access to place and mobility - a person with a wheelchair will not be equal to a person without a disability when, for example, the lift is broken and they should take the stairs. By looking at a street in different ways a lot of differences and inequalities can be seen.
When seeing a street daily, it becomes familiar to us but there are many things that are left unnoticed. For the purposes of this essay we are going to look at Wimborne Road in Bournemouth - the longest street in the South West of England. A street with long history, many changes that have taken place, a large diversity of people and buildings. Wimborne Road connects the main neighborhoods in Bournemouth. It has its similarities and differences in economic and social aspects to City Road.
When you walk on Wimborne Road, you can easily notice the many charity shops and shops for people with lower income around the street. There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, this neighborhood is mostly populated by students and people with average incomes, who prefer to buy lower price things - food, clothes, furniture. For a student, life in the UK is not cheap, especially when the person is paying for their tuition and not using a student loan. In this case the charity shops can be of a help him or her. Moreover, because most of the students move from one house to another every year, there are always stuff that are just taking space and need to be get rid of. So, instead of throwing away still useful things, one can donate them to the charity shops and help someone else. This is a clear example of the...
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