The avocado latte is indeed a thing, but young Australians are spending less on luxuries than they used to, while older Australians are spending more.
A new Grattan Institute study finds that for the first time in a long time, young Australians are no better off than those who came before, and are likely to do worse.
Istanbul at sunset.
City rankings have become big business – but this expert thinks it's best to ignore them.
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Populism is on the rise in countries where inequality has been fairly stable over time, as well as countries where inequality has grown.
Hip implants and other medical devices are not always designed with women in mind.
How an implant is designed, tested, regulated and discussed with patients tends to disadvantage women. It's time that changed.
Dalia Yashar, one of the first Saudi female students in training to become commercial pilot, pictured on July 15, 2018. Her future passengers will include solo women travelers, too.
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Saudi women may now travel without a man's permission, easing one of the most repressive aspects of the country's 'guardianship' system. Women in Saudi Arabia gained the right to drive last year.
Injuries from firearms are a leading cause of death for American children and teens.
Firearms are the second leading cause of death among US children and adolescents.
Activists rallied in New York City in July 2016 to protest police-involved shootings.
According to a new study, about 52 of every 100,000 men and boys, and about 3 of every 100,000 women and girls, are killed by police in the US.
South Africa’s labour market is more favourable to men than to women. The 4IR may widen the gap.
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The world of the fourth industrial revolution looks set to be one dominated by forms of knowledge and industries -- like science and technology -- that have long been dominated by men.
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High levels of inequality damage our health, harm social cohesion and act as a brake on economic performance.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has more than $3 billion in its endowment.
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Overall, the growth in giving to public higher ed institutions isn't compensating for a reduction in funding by the states.
Collective bargaining isn’t enough to revive labor unions.
Unions should move their focus away from traditional collective bargaining and instead embrace new ways to attract new members, such as by offering discounted benefits and engaging in more advocacy.
Things were improving until 2009. HILDA finds there’s been little improvement since.
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The official figures show things are fine, but Australia's most comprehensive tracking survey finds the typical household is worse off than ten years ago.
Community members in Zandspruit west of Johannesburg block roads after their illegal electricity connections were removed.
A clandestine system of transfer payment, with roots in apartheid-era boycotts, has developed into routine behaviour on which many family budgets now depend.
As bike sharing and other forms of micromobility become more common in global transportation systems, who benefits?
Combining big data sources about bike-share trips with anonymized data from traditional survey research can best capture who is using bike-share programs.
A memorial display with a drawing of Antwon Rose II sits in front of the Allegheny County courthouse. Police officer Michael Rosfeld shot Rose three times as he fled a car after a traffic stop.
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A new project looks at the race of on-duty police officers and civilians involved in 917 fatal shootings in 2015.
Many kids in the U.S. today attend public schools composed mostly of students of the same race.
US school segregation is higher than it has been in decades, even if there are no longer overt laws requiring racially segregated schools.
Australia’s super rich are richer than ever, but not like they used to be.
Inherited wealth matters less among Australia's super rich, fresh ideas matter more.
Harold Wolpe showed how poor rural areas subsidised low wages of migrant workers’ wages.
During the apartheid period in South Africa – 1948 to 1994 – a lively intellectual culture of opposition emerged on some of the country’s university campuses and within the broader anti-apartheid movement…
Not everyone gets an equal share.
Most of the gains from the record economy went to those at the top, while everyone else saw much smaller gains – if any – in income and wealth.
Tourism, that quintessentially elitist pursuit, is now responsible for almost 8 percent of global CO₂ emissions.
In the face of climate change, the poorest are suffering from the excess emissions of CO₂ linked to the lifestyle of the richest. It is time to act, in the name of climate and social justice.