In evolutionary terms, it’s better to be at the bottom of the hierarchy than to be dead – and that's why submissive behaviours still persist in us humans. Even if we don't like it.
Children growing up in the most disadvantaged suburbs also lack the social opportunities to develop skills and aspirations that would improve their prospects in life.
Around 1 in 8 Americans was poor in 2017. That doesn't compare well to other developed nations.
Increasing police patrols won't solve South Africa's high rates of violent crime. Underlying problems need to be addressed.
South Africans debating the zero rating of certain products for VAT purposes must realise it isn't a panacea for poor people and should be accompanied by other policies.
The Productivity Commission neglected the impact of housing costs. After allowing for these costs, the top 10% of households' average disposable income grew at 2.7 times the rate of the bottom 10%.
To achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Australia needs to put more emphasis on addressing critical, long-term issues like inequality and climate change.
Many in the US believe that all people can gain riches and education simply by working hard. Here's why that is not true for those have been denied rights and privileges for generations.
Several companies are trying to develop life extension methods that could enable some people to live far longer. There are some ethical dilemmas.
Tasmania's digital inclusion increased dramatically and more than the national average from 2017 to 2018. This change is underpinned by a doubling of access to NBN in Tasmania in that period.
Indonesia under President Joko Widodo seems to be on the right track in reducing inequality.
A new study shows that natural disasters enrich white victims while hurting people of color, worsening wealth inequality. And government aid contributes to the problem.
In the 1970s, a young urban planning professor, Dolores Hayden, believed that city design was the key to unlocking patriarchal structures that trapped women in the home. How much has the city changed?
African-Americans are severely underrepresented in genetics and neuroscience research. That could leave the treatments of the future out of their reach.
Economists, politicians and the media watch GDP closely. But it isn't the best way to measure the health of the US economy.
Official records on police homicides are full of holes. A new study tries to fill in the gaps – and finds new evidence of racial and regional inequality.
In a developed country like the UK, why can life expectancy within just a few miles differ by as much as 18 years?
The state plays a strategic role, but they are also driven by financial markets – not central plans.
A philosopher's take on the ethics of products that allow parents to lighten the skin colour of their unborn baby.
One in 4 US women receives an abortion sometime in her life. Who are the women who choose to end their pregnancies?