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Gothenburg aims to reduce inequalities

Published tisdag 27 januari 2015 kl 20.51

The gaps between different groups and different neighborhoods in society in Gothenburg have become so large that the county has decided to fight to reduce them.

County council member Marina Johansson (Social Democrat) said in a press release that, "this is our highest prioritized question right now."

The report showed, among other things, that 18 percent of low-educated adult Gothenburg residents experience social isolation, compared to only two percent for highly-educated adults there. There were 36 percent of low-educated adults who felt lack of trust in other people, in comparison to 17 percent for highly-educated adults. In one area of Gothenburg, 60 percent of households with children are economically vulnerable, while another area the figure is only two percent.

Children, work and promoting healthy environments are the areas which will be prioritized by the county to address the problem.

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