Gentrification happens when attempts to build bridges between disenfranchised people and their better-off peers go awry – but it doesn't have to be this way.
Families and the state are equally responsible for contributing towards human capital.
Human capital is a key contributor to a country's economy. Here's how families and the state can nurture this asset.
Your finger may hover, but it’s hard get rid of it once and for all.
Social media provide shortcuts to things we yearn for, like connection and validation. Media effects scholars explain the psychological benefits we get from Facebook that make it so hard to quit.
Work hard, read your books, and university will be a breeze…or will it?
Social class plays a huge role in people's experiences of accessing and succeeding in higher education.
Down the steps of Finland’s famous Bengtskaer lighthouse.
This problem masks a greater threat to the welfare state than it first appears.
Networking online might not be so good for your “social capital” overall.
Spending lots of time on the internet might be good for getting what you want in the short term but it might not work in the long term.
It’s difficult for students who are struggling financially to focus on their academic work.
For many students, stress about money is a terrible and unwelcome distraction from their degrees – qualifications they hope can lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
Africa needs to utilise different kinds of capital to grow its entrepreneurs. Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote relied on family savings to start his businesses.
Innovators and entrepreneurs will ensure that Africa continues to grow. But they need to be nurtured to lead the development.
From a single collaborative workspace in San Francisco in 2005, coworking has ballooned into a popular movement, with an estimated 3,000 spaces around the world. Tim Butcher and Julian Waters-Lynch explain…
More workers are ditching the cubicle for a collaborative coworking space.
From humble beginnings, the coworking movement has exploded to an estimated 3000 spaces around the world, with hundreds of thousands of people choosing to ditch the home or corporate office in favour of…
Boards will need to be ‘six-capital literate’ in order to assess performance, identify risks and develop strategy.
Paul Druckman, the CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), recently led the coalition’s global charge on corporate reporting changes to Australia, where he bolstered support and talked…
Conservatives are happier than liberals because of greater access to “social capital”. Researchers from Australia conducted…
For Claymore children featured in ABC TV’s Four Corners program Growing Up Poor, it is lack of access to social capital - such as that enjoyed by wealthier families - which may trap them in poverty.
Image sourced from ABC TV Four Corners
Whatever response we might have had to the MLC story – and there have been many – it has been an insight into one of Australia’s “old school tie” networks. The drama around the sacking of the elite Melbourne…
The Korean presence in Australia is growing rapidly and Sydney should show some Seoul.
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Koreans are Sydney’s most entrepreneurial ethnic group, with the city’s culture and economy standing to benefit if it brands…