Western Sydney's growth-driven boom had ended before COVID-19 hit. Some neighbourhood unemployment rates were 2-3 times the metropolitan average, with female workforce participation as low as 43%.
Pandemic histories are useful for understanding COVID-19, but how they connect with race, public health, revolution, labour and colonialism are needed to explain the present and predict the future.
The budget is one of the key tools that government has to effect meaningful change.
President Buhari's Post COVID-19 economic recovery plan is neither novel nor ground-breaking.
By many measures, America is failing, and its people - in fact, the world - need the nuclear and military giant to turn itself around.
How the Manchester United and England star gave the UK government a lesson in the power of moral leadership.
In many national crises, black Americans have been essential workers – but serving in crucial roles has not resulted in economic equality.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the existing challenges facing artisanal and small-scale mining in Kenya.
Despite its dire health and economic situation, Sudan has yet to access emergency funding to combat COVID-19.
The virus threatens to push half a billion people into extreme poverty around the world.
Employment programmes cannot replace economic growth in improving youth employability, but they play a crucial role in helping them find work.
In this week’s round-up of coronavirus articles by scholars around the globe, we explore the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 and the latest on drug trials.
Dickens's novels highlighted the poverty of education for the working classes. The all-important Education Act was finally passed in the year of his death.
Will police accept the challenge of ending
Māori over-representation at every stage of the criminal justice system in Aotearoa-New Zealand?
The mental health implications of child marriage on young girls are significant
High-density city living has been touted as a way to solve the problem of creating more sustainable, more liveable cities. But instead cities are only more liveable for a few.
When South Africa eventually emerges from the fog of the COVID-19 crisis, structural reform, including land reform, will be high on the political agenda as never before.
With unemployment soaring due to COVID-19, why is Jacinda Ardern's centre-left government significantly less generous towards beneficiaries than Scott Morrison's centre-right government in Australia?
The hard truth is that the more the isolation is contained, the greater the economic problems will be.
With half the global workforce facing job loss, massive stimulus packages are needed to revive emerging economies and reduce mass unemployment, poverty and starvation.