Wealth in Australia is much more unequally distributed than income.
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The two major sources of data show conflicting trends on income inequality.
Far fewer Americans speak a second language than in most other developed countries – and the problem starts in the classroom.
Whether it's due to native language loss or unsupported high school curricula, the lack of bilingualism in the US is notable. Why can't more Americans speak another language? How should that change?
The focus should be on supporting women to negotiate fairer pay.
We need to consider whether values are the basis of beliefs about inequality.
Who do you trust? Increasingly the answer seems to be nobody, especially when it comes to inequality.
Silent protest parade in New York against the East St. Louis riots, 1917.
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Thousands marched in silence against racial violence after a riot left hundreds of blacks dead and thousands homeless. The demands of black people in 2017 remain the same as they did in 1917.
When school gets tough, do you think it’s worthwhile? Or time to give up?
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A high school science test, a Psych 101 course, long job applications: Sometimes it's hard to be motivated to succeed. As it turns out, how you respond to difficulty and ease can make all the difference.
Members of Patriotic Millionaires, whose privileged members advocate for higher taxes on the rich, met with lawmakers in this 2015 photo to discuss legislation to close the carried interest loophole.
When the wealthy become unlikely allies in the fight against inequality, they often take similar steps. It all starts with acknowledging their own privileges.
To honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa could do with its citizens becoming more active in driving development - particularly efforts to tackle poverty an inequality.
Protests escalate as corruption and public sector incompetence in South Africa hamper the provision of basic services.
The political cost of corruption is reaching unacceptable levels in South Africa. Reversing the effects of state decay on the poor will take short and long term interventions.
Debbie Ziegler, mother of the late Brittany Maynard, in Sacramento in September 2015, encouraging the passage of California’s End-of-Life Options Act. Maynard, who had brain cancer, had to move to Oregon so she could end her life legally in 2014.
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People who seek aid in dying tend to be white men older than 65, a new analysis shows. While this could be due to religious views, here's why it could also be because of lack of access.
Abandoned industrial buildings at San Francisco’s Pier 70, with a smokestack in the background.
Cleaning up and reusing contaminated sites, known as brownfields, can create jobs and promote economic growth. But it also can drive gentrification that prices out low-income residents.
People have always asked for alms, including the men depicted in this 17th-century European etching.
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The courts are saying that down-and-out Americans have a right to seek curbside alms despite efforts to ban the practice. Two scholars have come up with an alternative to anti-panhandling ordinances.
The case for introducing capital gains tax on the sale of all homes.
Students at an Atlanta elementary school prep for upcoming state standardized tests.
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Standardized test scores drive many of our decisions about students, teachers and school districts. But research shows that the results are highly predictable, in a bad way.
The region with the most unequal incomes in Australia is Melbourne City, where the top 20% have an income that is 8.3 times as high as those in the bottom 20%.
Census data shows there is income inequality between, but also within, regions of Australia.
An Australian Public Service study found blind recruitment made things worse for women and members of ethnic minorities.
Behavioural economics is severely limited in its approach to inequality. Fortunately, other psychological approaches are better suited.
The highest incidence rates by state for the major cancers for men and women are in Queensland.
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Public health experts traditionally expect that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to be unwell and die before your time. But newly available data on cancer rates show that's not always true.
Analysis shows that while land values per acre rose at 2.2% per annum, land rents fell by 0.3% per annum in the 1800s.
The experience of Australia's first century shows that it's possible to achieve fast growth, and at the same time, a reduction in inequality.
A homeless camp in Los Angeles, where homelessness has risen 23 percent in the past year, in May 2017.
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Americans, an independent group, tend to believe that people can "pull themselves up by their boot straps." Yet bigger forces are at play in a person's ability to gain education, a good job and money.
Oak Grove Acapella Singers, a Gospel group of Chester County, Tennessee, being recorded while singing in the office of the preacher at the Oak Grove Church of Christ.
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As the African-American Music
Appreciation Month comes to a close, a scholar discusses the role of early preachers in shaping gospel music.