A Fair and Sustainable Scotland - How fair is fair?

A Fair and Sustainable Scotland - How fair is fair?

Social Sciences Hub
Date: Tuesday 03 October 2023
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: The Scottish Parliament Edinburgh EH99 1SP
Category: Conferences
Speaker: Graeme Roy, Satwat Rehman, Graeme Armstrong
Website: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-fair-and-sustainable-scotland-how-fair-is-fair-tickets-708460704037

Scotland has clear ambitions: eradicating child poverty, becoming a net zero country, and developing an entrepreneurial and inclusive economy. But our problems remain entrenched: deep and increasing inequalities, worsening life expectancy, and public services struggling to meet demand in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this context, this event will consider how we want Scotland to change over the next 20 years. Complete equality of outcome is impossible, so what does success look like? How will we tell when we have a fair country? And what should we be doing now to build it?

Join our expert panel to consider different futures for Scotland:

Professor Graeme Roy, from the University of Glasgow and Scottish Fiscal Commission
Satwat Rehman, chief executive of One Parent Families Scotland
Graeme Armstrong, award-winning author

Chaired by Esther Roberton, a Futures Forum director, this event will contribute to a project on tackling structural inequalities in Scotland.

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