Spatial Inequality Essay

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SPATIAL INEQUALITY By Zachary Haniotis THE NATURE OF SPACIAL INEQUALITY: Spatial inequality is uneven quantities of land, services and resources being distributed in an area or location. A visual example of special inequality is this: This is a picture in Morumbi showing the favela houses on one side of a wall and a luxury building with tennis courts and a swimming pool per balcony on the other. This is one of the best visual representations of spatial inequality. Some of the most common characteristics are: - Extreme difference in standard of living - Only the rich and poor community in that area. There’s no middle class. - Huge change in life expectancy between classes. - Extreme hygiene differentiation Spatial inequality is mainly caused by discrimination or poverty. Discrimination generally occurs when people are either from a different social or religious backgrounds, social hierarchy or gender. Money also plays an obvious key factor that determines your spatial quality. EFFECTS ON THE PEOPLE: Spatial inequality impacts and affects people in many different ways. Determining on what spectrum you are in, it can be a completely opposing lifestyle from one another. People living in the poor side of the spectrum would find everything a struggle. Their lives would mainly consist of making very little money to support themselves and or families, paying bills and buying necessities for life. Getting sick would very often be a daily occurrence due to a poor standard of living. Hygiene and long-term health would deteriorate due to poor diet and unclean, animal infested living conditions causing their life expectancy to drop. They would have many daily struggles. On the other side of the spectrum, people in the rich parts would be living decadent, lavished lifestyles. They would have very little financial and health struggles and
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