Behaviour and Health Research Unit Annual Lecture: Peter Kellner, President YouGov

25 April 2013, 6pm


Redefining Equality

Speaker: Peter Kellner, President YouGov

Venue: Howard Lecture Theatre, Downing College Cambridge (map)

Date/time: 25th April 2013 6pm. Registration will open at 5.40. There will be a drinks reception following the talk in the Grace Howard Room, on the ground floor of the Howard Theatre.

This event is supported by Cambridge Public Policy

Our speaker will argue that equality remains a long-term goal for progressive politics, but that it needs a new definition, so that we measure equality and inequality less by reference to Gini coefficients of income, or data on wealth, and more by access to the things that enable people to lead fulfilling lives - such as decent housing, universal access to good quality schools and healthcare, clean air, places for children to play safely, crime-free neighbourhoods and so on. And where we do consider income inequality, we should be clear about the distinctions between justifiable inequality (e.g. resulting from effort, talent, risk-taking etc) and unjustifiable inequality (e.g. race and gender differences).

Read our web story here.

A video recording of Peter's presentation can be found here.

Interview with Peter Kellner can be found here.

Professor Dame Theresa Marteau

Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU), University of Cambridge