Differential treatment between international and local aid workers may undermine international aid programs.
In the humanitarian aid and development sector, local staff are paid less and receive fewer benefits than their expatriate colleagues, even when they do similar work and have similar qualifications.
Weighing in on inequality.
New figures reveal inequality in Britain and the effects of the redistributive tax and benefits system.
Most of us agree inequality is a problem, but solutions and causes differ greatly depending on our partisan blinders.
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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.
Cash in hand. Start rich to get richer.
When the excitement over cabinet resignations and the sugar tax subsides, the 2016 Budget acts as a blueprint for making the wealthy wealthier.
A look at spending inequality suggests America is a bit more equal than we thought.
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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.
Agriculture remains the major source of employment in Ghana, even though its share in the economy has been in steady decline.
Economic growth is a necessary condition for development. But it can only pass the sufficient condition test if growth translates into high-earning jobs. Ghana's recent history illustrates this.
Tough questions, but minimum wages may not offer solutions.
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The latest economic research suggests there are better ways to narrow the gap between the richest and the poorest.
A basic income may distribute the peanuts a little more fairly.
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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.
Discretionary pricing… for scientists and surveyors.
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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.
Four Sydney metropolitan councils have the highest level of wealth inequality in Australia.
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The most unequal state in Australia is NSW, while the least unequal state is Tasmania, according to new analysis.
We jump to conclusions that there must be a reason one’s a ‘have’ and one’s a ‘have-not.’
It's human nature to assume there must be a valid reason for inequalities in society. What's the psychology behind why we believe there's something fundamentally different between haves and have-nots?
Workers are still feeling a little pinched.
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The July employment report suggests the recent trend of lackluster gains in jobs and wages is continuing, and a rate hike should therefore be off the table for the time being.
Older Australians, women and people with disabilities are at high risk of being excluded from society by poverty and disadvantage.
Measures of household wealth don't go far enough in identifying those most at risk of being excluded from society, or in explaining the level of exclusion they face.
What happened to America’s working class?
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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.
Tomorrow’s engineers? Unlikely.
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Some economists and others have argued smart machines are increasingly stealing our jobs. In fact, the opposite may be true.
‘Fairness’ tops Bill Shorten’s policy agenda for the Labor Party, so it’s time we defined what’s fair and what isn’t.
If every policy decision must pass the 'fairness test', will Australia end up making unfair decisions?
The growing inequality that triggered the Occupy protests, such as this one in Bennington, Vermont, is now registering as an issue with politicians at the highest level.
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The opportunity gap between well-off and poor American children is vast and, more alarmingly still, it is growing. Some political leaders are starting to take note of the grim consequences.
Modern day American poverty: Slab City, CA
Robert Putnam's new book aims to make the social inequality a core issue in the 2016 campaign: a member of his research team explains how.
Who IS in the middle class?
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One of President Barack Obama’s main goals this year, as laid out in both his 2015 budget and State of the Union address, is to provide relief to the middle class. The divergent responses to two of his…
Gemma Arterton and Dagenham veterans protest outside parliament.
News that the West End musical Made in Dagenham will close in April is disappointing on two fronts. Ignore for a moment what it says about the viability of new theatre productions in the capital, and consider…