Professor David Bell: 'Scotland is unequal in income terms'
Professor David Bell of Stirling University talks at length about income inequality and how the gap between the richest and poorest has fluctuated over the years.
He said that some countries, like the US, have done very well in terms of wealth despite being one of the world's most unequal societies.
Prof Bell added that inequality could not be fixed "in the short term". He set out the pros and cons of changing the tax system to reduce inequality.
The academic also proposed that improving the education of poor children would have an impact on inequality.
- BBC Scotland's Douglas Fraser poses the question - How unequal are people in Scotland?
- If Scotland were 100 people, they would be.....
- How our income shapes who we are
- Throughout this week, the BBC's Reporting Scotland (Monday-Friday 18:30) and Scotland 2016 (Monday-Thursday 22;30-23:00) will be looking at inequality in Scotland.
12 Nov 2016