The rental housing market in Nairobi’s informal settlements offers its tenant households a perverse market outcome of higher prices for lower quality products
Proposed changes to South African labour laws threaten to set back workers rights.
The global poverty plot is thicker than what the World Bank would have us believe.
A person in the US can expect to live an average of 78.8 years. But that number can change by decades depending on the community they come from.
One of the largest concentrations of poverty in the US exists in communities at the US-Mexico border called 'colonias.' These informal settlements lack access to basic infrastructure.
Ramaphosa's stimulus package is more interesting for what it says about the politics of economic decision making than for its likely impact on the economy.
Its extremely common, everywhere, for large numbers of people to pay no net tax. It tells us nothing about the size of the welfare state or about whether it bribes people to keep tax high.
New data underscore that adults with no high school diploma or GED are at the greatest risk for the leading causes of disease and death.
Shortcomings of Namibia's land reforms suggest that voluntary, market-based transactions might not be suitable.
A critical review of research into inequality shows the formula for reducing it is surprisingly simple.
Brasília was designed to be a just and inclusive city, but it still failed. Can Egypt's new capital avoid the same mistakes?
For our country to have a sustainable future, we need to ensure all Australians have access to quality education and healthcare and take steps to reduce inequality.
Children growing up in Northern Ireland are far less likely to be in foster or residential care than those in England, Scotland or Wales.
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.