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Does where you grow up affect your life chances?

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University of Portsmouth

Portland Building

Portland Street

Portsmouth

PO1 3AH

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Inaugural lecture by Donald Houston, Professor of Economic Geography


The educational background of our parents has a large bearing on our life chances, but often overlooked is the effect of coming from the 'wrong side of the tracks'. In Britain, the so-called 'north-south' divide means that region or district of birth can also affect prospects for material and subjective well-being. Some of these geographic differences can be accounted for by differences in population characteristics. However, a symbiotic relationship exists between 'population' and 'place' making geography an inescapable component of solutions to poverty and inequality in Britain and elsewhere.


Date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Time: 6-7 pm, followed by a drinks reception

Venue: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH

Parking: £2 Pay and Display in Milldam car park (PO1 3AS)


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