Young people expect that older adults actively make way for younger generations, such as by retiring.
Research demonstrates the younger generation do see the older generation as competitors but we can change this adversarial relationship in the workplace.
Comparing generations is a reliable way to provoke an argument. Members of one generation are apt to criticise the failings of others and be blind to their own. As George Orwell wrote: “Each generation…
A woman in Burkina Faso collects firewood. Developing nations – and particularly women in these nations – are more vulnerable to climate change, and have less ability to adapt.
Climate justice is becoming an increasingly important part of climate action.
It’s unfortunate that demographic shifts mean that young Australians will have to support a large number of older Australians. But it is not an injustice.
Young people are not entitled to a life as comfortable as that of their parents, but they are entitled to expect that governments will not hinder them in that pursuit.
Hungry for more than just the turkey.
Turkey image via www.shutterstock.com.
Our panel discusses the benefits of gathering for an annual holiday meal. Traditions and rituals give us a sense of identity and closeness with those we love – and come with mental and physical health benefits too.
To make politicians invest more in quality public education, more people need to vote.
Did your folks finish high school? If not, you might be getting paid less for it.
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A new report shows that hourly wages of workers whose parents had a tertiary degree are significantly higher, on average, than hourly wages of workers whose parents have lesser qualifications.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby in the The Great Gatsby. Jay’s story has been used by economists to explain the combination of unequal distribution of income and less economic mobility.
Evidence on the ability, or lack thereof, of children to rise above the economic status of their parents shines light on the continued persistence of inequality, including in South Africa.