An analysis of what's known as the Gini coefficient offers some clues on what makes one society more unequal in terms of income than another.
Two centuries of tax policy show efforts to raise taxes on the rich hinge on questions of fairness. The history also suggests proponents have a tough road ahead.
New figures reveal inequality in Britain and the effects of the redistributive tax and benefits system.
Americans tend to agree inequality is a problem, but Democrats and Republicans have very different ideas about what is causing it and how to solve it.
The late Antonin Scalia and his conservative colleagues in recent years have rolled back protections for workers and unions while giving more rights to businesses and the wealthy.
A new study on inequality analyzes the impact of fiscal policy, dramatically altering the standard view of rich and poor in America. It may also change how voters and candidates think about the issue.
The latest economic research suggests there are better ways to narrow the gap between the richest and the poorest.
Oxfam's latest report says that the richest 62 people own as much as the poorest 3.6 billion. But it doesn't have to be that way.
Oxfam's report shows that as the gap between rich and poor grows, other inequalities are also on the rise.
Providing citizens with a basic income has shown signs of success in lifting people out of poverty, but more importantly the idea is transforming the way we think about inequality.
South Africa's homicide rates have declined consistently since democracy, but remain among the highest in the world. They are about four times the global average at more than 30 per 100,000 people.
If the government wants to tackle wealth inequality, then it has the tools at its disposal to help people pay a fair amount for everyday goods.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten told Q&A viewers that Australia is the most unequal it has been in 75 years. Is that statement supported by the research?
Does the definition of self-control – choosing long-term over short-term outcomes – even make sense for people who are short on time, money or both?
One reason for widening inequality is the decline of unions, which in turn is partly the result of the gradual elimination of the "working class" from our vocabulary.
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.
New research shows how cities are tackling the issues usually dealt with by states and the federal government
Division between the have and have nots is likely to widen – and food is one area where many will go without.
Some economists and others have argued smart machines are increasingly stealing our jobs. In fact, the opposite may be true.
British orgainsed labour has remained relevant despite the onslaught suffered during the 1980s, but it lacks the institutional structure that would make the future secure.