Thanks to a long history of exclusionary government programs, the typical black family now has only 10 cents for every dollar held by the typical white family.
Research suggests the government's dismantling of democracy could cost the country dear.
Guaranteeing unemployed South Africans a job at the minimum wage would have a range of positive outcomes for the economy.
In the US, black children wait longer to be adopted and cost less to adopt than white children.
Approximately 50% of the UK's poorest people live over 15 miles from a national park and most people require transport to get to them.
Inequality is one of the major issues of the modern age – but understanding where it happens is harder than you think.
Mexico's new president has reduced his own salary and demanded that all federal workers
– including lawmakers and judges – take a massive pay cut, too. That may be illegal.
Minorities are driving the bicycling boom, but bike infrastructure investments often neglect their needs. A new study explores what riders in low-income and minority neighborhoods want.
The World Bank needs to change as part of rethinking the current world order, and giving rising powers and developing countries a meaningful voice.
The high costs of finding work make it difficult for young South Africans to get jobs.
There's a notable disparity between the rate of employment for people with and without disabilities, especially in certain pockets of the US.
A great deal of analysis on South Africa and the ruling ANC seems to be based on wishful thinking, not concrete reality.
As inequality in the US increases, the federal government is failing to address it. Can states pick up the slack?
Though best remembered for her role in the doomed German Revolution, Rosa Luxemburg's theories on how capitalism exploits people and nature need hearing today.
A researcher on social economic issues in Papua calls for more research on Papua that can contribute to find solutions for complex problems in Indonesia's easternmost region.
A new study shows that facial recognition software assumes that black faces are angrier than white faces, even when they're smiling.
Donald Trump portrays migrants as a foreign problem 'dumped' on America's doorstep. That view ignores the global forces that bind nations together, including trade, climate change and colonization.
A fairer and more efficient way of taxing wealth can benefit society as a whole.
A new ANU computer algorithm can provide near instant answers about how to get the best bang for welfare dollars. It says we should boost Newstart and cut either pensions or family benefits.
The gilets jaunes protests show we need to fight inequality for a just transition to a low-carbon society.