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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-642
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Accounting and Organizational Change
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2020

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