inequity vs inequality

inequity inequality


  • 1) An unjust act; a disservice.
  • 2) A lack of justice; injustice.
  • 3) Injustice; unfairness.
  • 4) An instance of injustice or unfairness.
  • 5) Lack of equity; injustice; wrong.
  • 6) Lack of equity or abstract justice; disagreement with equitable principles; injustice; also, an unjust action or proceeding.


  • 1) An unfair, not equal, state.
  • 2) mathematics A statement that of two quantities one is specifically less than (or greater than) another. Symbol: < or ≤ or > or ≥, as appropriate.
  • 3) Variability; changeability.
  • 4) Mathematics An algebraic relation showing that a quantity is greater than or less than another quantity.
  • 5) Lack of smoothness or regularity; unevenness.
  • 6) An instance of being unequal.
  • 7) Social or economic disparity.
  • 8) Astronomy A deviation from uniformity in the apparent motion of a celestial body.
  • 9) The condition of being unequal.
  • 10) Lack of equality, as of opportunity, treatment, or status.
  • 11) Unevenness; lack of levelness; the alternate rising and falling of a surface
  • 12) Variableness; changeableness; inconstancy; lack of smoothness or equability; deviation; unsteadiness, as of the weather, feelings, etc.
  • 13) Disproportion to any office or purpose; inadequacy; competency.
  • 14) (Astron.) An irregularity, or a deviation, in the motion of a planet or satellite from its uniform mean motion; the amount of such deviation.
  • 15) (Alg.) An expression consisting of two unequal quantities, with the sign of inequality (> or <) between them.
  • 16) The quality of being unequal; difference, or lack of equality, in any respect; lack of uniformity; disproportion; unevenness; disparity; diversity
  • 17) lack of equality
  • 18) In algebra, an expression of two unequal quantities connected by either of the signs of inequality ⟩ or ⟨; thus, a ⟩ b, signifying that a is greater than b, and a ⟨ b, signifying that a is less than b, are inequalities.
  • 19) Lack of equality in the state or condition of a person or thing; want of uniformity of relation, level, surface, etc.; variation or variable ness; unevenness: as, inequalities of temper; inequalities of rank or fortune; inequalities of the earth's surface.
  • 20) In astronomy, the deviation in the motion of a planet or satellite from its uniform mean mo tion.
  • 21) Lack of equality in character or attributes; unlikeness between things of the same kind; diversity; disparity: as, inequality in size, numbers, etc.; the inequality of the fingers.
  • 22) Injustice; partiality.


  • 1) The popular press calls it envy; Dr. Range prefers the term inequity aversion.
  • 2) I remember from my old Organizational Psychology that while money isn't a motivator, "inequity" is a demotivator.
  • 3) 1 We use the term inequity in preference to inequality, following the definitions articulated by Whitehead.
  • 4) The inequity is in MediCARE payments; not Medicaid.
  • 5) Which means that the real inequity is even WORSE than what I said.
  • 6) Fixing inequity is a prerequisite for constructing a healthy and just economy.
  • 7) Less inequity is perceived because stock options are generally available.
  • 8) ‘We require state interference to redress social inequity and poverty alleviation, our past necessitates that.’
  • 9) ‘Always acutely socially conscious, he was struck by the poverty and social inequity in the countries that he visited.’
  • 10) ‘Child labour thrives in India because of social inequity, official neglect and anti-poor policies.’
  • 11) ‘She believes these are creating unacceptable levels of inequity and unfairness in the income tax code.’
  • 12) ‘She is a rebel against social inequity and for the cause of the underprivileged.’
  • 13) ‘Social inequity gives a lower status to women as being less important, less capable, less central and less valuable than men in society.’
  • 14) ‘The matter is far more complex and there is good evidence that globalisation reduces poverty and inequity.’
  • 15) ‘Patients also felt they had been injured as a result of inequity of access to healthcare due to the high cost of primary care and social deprivation.’
  • 16) ‘She presses her students to think of other consumer experiences that reflect societal inequity.’
  • 17) ‘I'm referring to the kind of gross inequity that dictates that some people should starve and die while others burn money for heat.’
  • 18) ‘But I can say that the level of inequity in the world is not a natural phenomenon, it is designed by men.’
  • 19) ‘Our world is in crisis today: conflict, economic disasters and inequity abound everywhere.’
  • 20) ‘Since when did the Howard Government become a champion of addressing gender inequity in the workplace?’
  • 21) ‘Many of the same tax loopholes that lead to inequity are also economically inefficient, even harmful.’
  • 22) ‘Whichever way you look at it there is inequity between men and women.’
  • 23) ‘The ultimate correction of this kind of inequity probably must await the elimination of poverty.’
  • 24) ‘Gross inequity exists in the provision of stroke services within the UK, and comparisons with mainland Europe show Britain in a poor light.’
  • 25) ‘What are some other relatively easy-to-change practices that perpetuate gender inequity?’
  • 26) ‘Locally held budgets have resulted in ‘postcode prescribing’ in inequity in the availability of medicines.’
  • 27) ‘It remains necessary, however, to address the current inequity between the standards for men and women.’


  • 1) The real inequality in Britain is not between rich and poor but between young and old.
  • 2) He was focused not just on inequalities in income and earnings, but also inequality in wealth.
  • 3) Fairness matters - but for him it is less about income inequality than the actions of a wealthy elite.
  • 4) In fact, the cities that have the most innovative and creative economies often have the worst social and economic inequality.
  • 5) The rise of populism is not only a product of our economic divide, it’s a product of a growing social inequality.
  • 6) The real solution to inequality lies elsewhere.
  • 7) But a difference and an inequality are not necessarily the same things.
  • 8) What is true of the inequality of wealth also holds for income inequality.
  • 9) Here were the origins of international economic inequality.
  • 10) There is overwhelming evidence of a link between economic inequality and social disadvantage.
  • 11) This led to great racial inequality within the church hierarchy.
  • 12) He wanted to remove inequalities in education by imposing one standard on all schools.
  • 13) So he hoped to attack inequality of opportunity.
  • 14) Five of the studies examine the effects of economic dependence on economic inequality.
  • 15) Reducing social inequality and promoting diversity in education have been government aims for many years.
  • 16) The years of segregation and racial inequality have now passed.
  • 17) And that means narrowing the gap and tackling the continuing inequality in our education system.
  • 18) He used the opportunity to decry inequality.
  • 19) It is enforced by the price system and inequality of wealth and income.
  • 20) Capitalism leads to social inequalities and social injustices which governments have the responsibility to correct.
  • 21) Band and tribal societies are egalitarian societies in which the only real inequalities are those of status and influence.
  • 22) The party bureaucracy has the power to make policies that directly determine the nature and extent of economic inequalities.
  • 23) Racial inequality may be contributing to the problem, too.
  • 24) Indeed, inequality of character may now be as important as inequality of economic resources.
  • 25) As against this, it is evident that housing processes do introduce real inequalities.
  • 26) For example, a sociological theory about inequality may hold that gender discrimination accounts for at least part of the income differences between men and women.
  • 27) One is to regard housing inequalities and differences as simple reflections of other inequalities (in class or employment or occupation or income).
  • 28) Arnold Kling thinks trends in inequality are less important than trends in rates of return: I have an uneasy feeling that the people who are arguing over whether inequality is increasing are asking the wrong question.
  • 29) For many, the solution to an increase in inequality is to make the tax structure more progressive — raise taxes on high-income households and reduce taxes on low-income households.
  • 30) For example, a search of Lexis/Nexis's database reveals that in October 2010, U.S. newspapers published 409 stories with the word "inequality".
  • 31) Number of articles with the word 'inequality' in U.S. newspapers - October 2010 through October 2011
  • 32) There is one man that everyone is talking about at this hour, and it is indeed Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gadhafi, who used his maiden address to the General Assembly to basically rail against the institution and effectively rail against what he called the inequality of the body.
  • 33) Another aspect of the inequality is the difference in the vigour with which the prosecution is conducted, the difference in the fairness with which a prosecution is conducted, and with which police investigation is conducted.
  • 34) A search of the Lexis/Nexis's database reveals that in October 2010, U.S. newspapers published 409 stories with the word "inequality."
  • 35) The more people turn to and demand government does what they want, the more they become wards of the state, serfs working on the government's estate and squabbling over the tiny things they're given by a tyrannical state who will allow no freedom that might lead to what they define as inequality or unfairness.
  • 36) ‘The free market program implemented by successive governments has widened social inequality to an unprecedented degree.’
  • 37) ‘Our results indicate that cross-country differences in income inequality alone does not explain for much of the variations in child labour worldwide.’
  • 38) ‘The underlying cause of growing discontent is the enormous degree of social inequality that has resulted from the introduction of capitalism in the former Soviet Union.’
  • 39) ‘In other words, the widening gap between pension provision in the public and private sector will not just lead to widening social inequality, it will also become a block to Scotland's economy growth.’
  • 40) ‘Perhaps most important, inequality in the distribution of income and wealth means inequality in political and social power.’
  • 41) ‘If you compare a violent society with a relatively peaceful one, the single biggest difference is income inequality.’
  • 42) ‘The Gini coefficient ranges from 0 to 1 and measures the degree of income inequality.’
  • 43) ‘Hostility to the existing political setup is being exacerbated by growing unemployment lines and widening social inequality.’
  • 44) ‘More generally, of course, economic inequality undermines social cohesion.’
  • 45) ‘She has a particular interest in exploring differing approaches to collectivism and working class resistance to social inequality.’
  • 46) ‘Under New Labour, not only has inequality of income increased, social mobility has actually decreased.’
  • 47) ‘On the contrary, under conditions of growing social inequality, the population at large is seen in a generally hostile manner, as a potential threat to his wealth and privileges.’
  • 48) ‘Democracy shows an independent positive association with health, which remains after adjustment for a country's wealth, its level of inequality, and the size of its public sector.’
  • 49) ‘The authoritarian government of the past exploited inequality among different ethnic groups, suppressing native languages and cultures.’
  • 50) ‘Too many hours for some, combined with too few hours for others, can further polarize income inequality, as has occurred in Canada.’
  • 51) ‘In addition, the country is fraught with numerous divisions upon which demagogues can flourish under circumstances of want and inequality.’
  • 52) ‘Gender inequality shapes different experiences of poverty and impacts on women and men's ability to move out of poverty.’
  • 53) ‘However the selection is performed, there will always be a difference or inequality between professional groups.’
  • 54) ‘In particular we need to focus on ways of building a mutuality of respect across the boundaries of inequality and difference.’
  • 55) ‘Never for a moment did they realize that the existing structure of society is the breeding ground of inequality, hatred and cruelty.’
  • 56) ‘His early work was on number theory and he wrote on Diophantine inequalities and the geometry of numbers.’
  • 57) ‘He studied inequalities and geometry and measure theory, particularly working in this area with Besicovitch.’
  • 58) ‘In fact he is remembered for Farkas theorem which is used in linear programming and also for his work on linear inequalities.’
  • 59) ‘He also studied infinite series, the gamma function and inequalities for convex functions.’
  • 60) ‘He showed that Bell's inequalities were violated and so the quantum interpretation held rather than the classical one.’

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