This course addresses the emergence, maintenance and dynamics of social advantage and disadvantage in different areas of life across different social groups. It explores inequalities in income, poverty & wealth, labour market position, family resources, education and crime. It examines social advantage and disadvantage with reference to social groups categorised in numerous ways including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, age as well as citizenship and migration status. It pays specific attention to intersectional, cumulative and relational processes in the reproduction of inequalities.