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Definition of "Reduced Inequalities"

The tenth goal aims to reduce inequality between and within countries.

  • This includes: social, economic, political, income, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, class, ethnic, religious, and opportunity inequality 
  • Income inequality involves improving the regulation and monitoring of financial markets and institutions, encouraging development assistance, and foreign direct investing to regions where the need is greatest.
  • Facilitating the safe migration and mobility of people and access to health care are also central in reducing inequality.

Inequality threatens longterm social and economic development, harms poverty reduction and destroys people’s sense of fulfilment and self-worth. 


UN Sustainable Development Goals. (2023). In Gale Global Issues Online Collection. Gale. URL

United Nations. (n.d.). Reduced inequalities. Joint SDG Fund. URL

United Nations. (n.d.). Reduced inequality: Why it matters. URL

Helpful UN links for SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

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Suggested search terms for Goal #10 Reduced Inequalities

These keywords are SOME of the terms that will help you research this goal. Use these in the main search box on the library homepage, library databases, and Google. Try combining them for the best search.

Develop your own key terms as you read about your topic and solution.

Note: Put quotation marks around phrases when you search (ie "extreme poverty")

Key terms:

developing AND tariffs OR zero-tariff
development gap
discriminatory law*
discriminatory policies
discriminatory policy
duty-free access
economic empowerment
economic marginalisation
economic marginalization
economic reform policy 
economic transformation
equality AND economic 
equality AND financial 
equality AND socioeconomic   
foreign direct investment
global market
immigration AND NOT (chemistry OR disease OR biodiversity) 
income inequality
inequality AND economic 
inequality AND financial 
inequality AND socioeconomic   
migrant remittance
migration policy
northsouth divide
political inclusion
responsible migration
social exclusion
social protection policy

For more about the key terms, see the Elsevier 2019 Scopus queries.