Many cultures still experience silence and shame around mental health issues. But that doesn't mean they don't need help.
Income inequality, the most common way to measure the gap between the rich and the poor, only tells part of the story. Wealth inequality tells the rest.
Year after year, southern states consistently rank among the worst in the US for health and wellness.
The Conversation scholars analyze a few of the key themes and speeches that punctuated the three-day gathering of global elites in the Alps.
A scholar suggests a few approaches that have withstood the test of time.
The global elites are paying attention.
An Indian scholar makes the case that caste explains inequality in America better than race and class.
Compared to the average US citizen, American Indians and Alaskan Natives live shorter lives and are at greater risk for a number of health problems.
In many respects, President Jacob Zuma's free higher education proposal in South Africa is the worst kind of populism.
There are about 2,000 billionaires in the world, controlling over $7.6 trillion. How does that compare to the income of an average American?
A history of inequality and division in society has reinforced a sense of separation – and it has benefited the far right.
Why are people from some states so much healthier than others? Despite what you may hear, it's not just about genetics or poor choices.
The new education secretary, Damian Hinds, has his work cut out, so here's what he needs to do.
The final report of the EU's summit in Sweden makes generous use of the adjective "fair". With populism and xenophobia are on the rise, could this be the basis of a new narrative for Europe?
Developing country governments need to give attention to the risks associated with new technologies and develop context-specific responses.
We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
Iran's main opposition is loath to embrace a new wave of protesters. It may soon have no choice.
There is enormous pressure on young people to strive, perform and achieve. And the data indicate that many are struggling to cope.
Author and social researcher Hugh Mackay says fragmentation was among the key themes of 2017 – but he has some concrete suggestions on how we can do better in 2018.
Historically, wishful thinking has blunted pushback.