While state investment decreases on average with distance from the CBD, Melbourne’s neediest suburbs aren’t forgotten.
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The neediest suburbs get a much poorer deal in Sydney than in Melbourne. A new study provides a suburb-by-suburb breakdown of state investment, including what facilities and services have been funded.
A synthesis centre in Africa would get an African perspective on global socio-environmental challenges.
A synthesis centre in Africa would massively improve the ability of researchers to understand complex scientific problems.
Stuyvesant High School students arrive on the first day in 2015.
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Elite exam schools are some of the least diverse public schools in the US. Here's how colleges like Harvard could teach high schools like Stuyvesant to improve their admissions process.
The Flint water crisis was one of the few cases of environment-related social injustices that reached national attention in recent years.
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Addressing social and health inequalities from pollution is no longer a priority at the EPA. What did the Office of Environmental Justice do and what will happen if it's shut down?
If a second airport creates another centre of activity in western Sydney, then it won’t just be air travellers who benefit.
Our big cities increase incomes faster than population growth, but most residents miss out on the extra income growth. Creating multiple centres of activity may help make bigger better for everyone.
New ONS data indicate that the UK's poorest households are doing better and the richest are worse off. But this isn't the full picture.
Don’t lay the table for a fight.
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A guide to steering your family away from a dialogue of the deaf about poverty and inequality this festive season.
Opponents of Ballot Measure 9 gather in Portland on Oct. 19, 2000.
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A professor takes us back more than 20 years, to when struggling white working-class voters in Oregon were convinced that a conservative social agenda would help bring back timber jobs.
South Africa’s student protests are raising difficult issues, some of which are not being debated openly.
Demands being made by protesting students in South Africa purport to support the poor. But the most marginalised young people in the country will not benefit from free higher education.
South Africa isn’t the “rainbow nation” some claim it to be.
How can conversations around race, class and gender be allowed back into classrooms without becoming emotionally harmful and divisive?
This global conference will set out how cities should develop over the next 20 years, tackling some of humankind's toughest issues.
Here's how social and political power can come together in cities, to counteract the focus on short-term profit.
Inequality for those left behind is a necessary byproduct of rewarding those who excel.
South Africa’s government-run student loan scheme needs an overhaul.
A "buy now, pay later" model is well suited to financing higher education. Commercial bank loans are not viable. Government-backed loans with income-contingent repayment are the fair solution.
Grammar schools are not the answer.
Reintroducing selective education will not solve deep economic and social inequalities.
Deprivation makes it worse.
One in four people experience a mental health problem in any give year.
Destined for university: the Victorians created a tiered education system.
Problems with who gets access to university date back to the 19th century.
The Western Distributor project announced by the Andrews government will benefit Melbourne’s suburban residents in the west and north, but inner-city elites are mobilising against it.
It's a project that creates benefits for Melbourne's western suburbs and the state as a whole. But the inner-city elite don't like it and recent experience suggests their opinion holds sway.
Tax policy appears to be one driver of inequality.
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.
The state government of Rio de Janeiro has declared a state of "public calamity", as it struggles to cope with severe economic and social crises.