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Single parents need support, not stigma.
Changes in the law will ensure that companies can’t go on ignoring inequalities in earnings and wealth in South Africa.
A new study discredits the belief that most Australians have little understanding or interest in their superannuation.
Algorithms have been blamed for dividing society. What if they could support social cohesion instead?
President Cyril Ramaphosa tried to foster social cohesion in his speeches during a pandemic that had exposed the nation’s divisions.
With its IPPO partners, The Conversation is addressing some of the biggest policy challenges.
The transition to net zero emissions is under grave threat if governments do not do more to address the potential unfairness of some climate policies.
African economic growth is central to what happens in this century to both global poverty and global inequality.
It is crucial to cultivate teachers who are socially aware and critical, especially in today’s unequal society
Our research shows the world is not on track to achieve any of the Sustainable Development Goals. But with decisive action, we can still achieve a fairer, more sustainable and prosperous future.
You may feel little sympathy for people in the top bracket of earnings, but don’t let that stop you reading. Like it or not, their views and actions matter to everyone
Armed police interventions are unconstitutional and incapable of addressing housing and safety in the inner city.
Business bosses appear reluctant to take part in open debate about their firms’ contribution to growing regional inequalities.
Women’s representation in Zimbabwe’s parliament has declined in spite of a quota imposed in 2013.
Taxing consumption that contributes to climate change hits the poor the hardest, while overlooking the huge profits tied to greenhouse gas emissions.
In different parts of the world, managing debt on a day-to-day basis is a real job, and one that is mainly taken on by women.
Far from the idea of “trickle-down economics”, a map illustrates how the waterworks of the financial system are parching certain sections of the real economy and producing vast inequality.
Almost two-thirds of low-income countries are at risk of debt distress – in part because of higher borrowing costs. And that isn’t the only problem.
Research shows that inflation is not the same for everyone, and neither are its effects.