Structural inequalities exposed by COVID-19 in the UK: the need for an accounting for care

Haynes, Kathryn (2020) Structural inequalities exposed by COVID-19 in the UK: the need for an accounting for care. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, 16 (4). pp. 637-642. ISSN 1832-5912

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/JAOC-08-2020-0099

Abstract

Purpose:
The purpose of this paper is to present a reflective account of inequalities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK and the need for an accounting for care to address them.

Design/methodology/approach:
A commentary on COVID-19 in the UK and the societal inequalities it has exposed.

Findings:
Entrenched societal inequalities relating to age, health, poverty, disability, race and gender in the UK are highlighted through the experience of COVID-19.

Research limitations/implications:
Accounting research has a further role to play in exposing inequalities, promoting enhanced measures for inequalities, promoting care and transforming society.

Originality/value:
This paper is a unique account and personal viewpoint.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender, race, poverty, inequalities, care, COVID-19
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2021 14:07
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2021 14:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45106

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