Both public awareness and political participation bear on the effective mobilization of tax resources, redistribution and public action to reduce poverty. On the one hand, the public’s knowledge and perceptions of the level of poverty and inequality can shape policy. For instance, limited awareness of the extent and nature of inequality may lead to limited support and demand for measures reducing poverty and inequality. Effective policies in this area would aim to correct misperceptions about the state of poverty and inequality.
SOURCE: LSE. “Understanding the relationship between inequalities and poverty: policy toolkit.” London School of Economics and Political Science, February 2020.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.