Despite a range of laws and policy measures, many gender inequities seem firmly entrenched. One innovative policy measure that could make a difference is basic income.
We know from every previous wave of feminist activism that some men fear loss of status and power, two things manifest in work and pay.
Land expropriation without compensation in South Africa will be resolved by opening up the economy and addressing inequalities.
The upcoming census, like many before it, will boil complex information on race, ethnicity and ancestry into just two questions. That leaves a lot of important information out of the data.
About 263 million children and youth worldwide are out of school. If some progress have been made, especially on school attendance, huge gaps remain on gender parity or equity in schooling choices.
The rich have to be taxed more and the poor need to be paid more, according to Oxfam International head of inequality policy Max Lawson.
Amid rising inequality, two inclusionary planning instruments are at work to combat it in Indonesia. But without better enforcement, their full benefits will not be realised
The events of summer 2011 proved that Israel incubates the same sort of socio-economic discontent that upended the wider Middle East.
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.