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Theories Of DiscriminationThis department will identify the theoretical principles for why discrimination exists, identifying three discriminatory perspectives and motivations, with the intention of supplying the setting for discussions on the impact of discrimination, and as a forerunner to the development of equal opportunity and diversity approaches.Cumulative CausationThe theory of cumulative causation suggests, in its most elementary application, that"success breeds success" and conversely, "failure breeds failure". Cumulative causation advocates there are substantial societal, economic and political powers, which create and reinforce inequalities. Originally an explanation for successful economies, Sawyer (1995); an economically successful region generates profits, enabling further investment and increasing the ability to attract mobile, highly skilled labour. Whilst prosperous regions benefit from growth and prestige, in contrast, less prosperous regions typically have high unemployment levels and low wages, leading to under utilisation of resources. Cumulative causation was first applied to discrimination by Mydral, in Sawyer (1995) in terms of prejudice towards the American black population.In the context of labour markets, the prevalence of one group in a low paid occupation conveys low esteem; consequentially group members expect low pay, and have little incentive to acquire training, Equal Opportunities Commission (2006) Further, employers are not motiva

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