The high cost of pharmaceuticals often means only the richest patients get lifesaving medicines. As coronavirus drugs emerge, it will require hard, creative work to ensure they're available to all.
Americans with lower incomes today are less happy than they were 40 years ago. Could the growing class divide be to blame?
Coronavirus has revealed the extreme plight of Bangladeshi factory workers.
Political and economic power-holders will strive for a return to pre-pandemic ‘normality’.
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.
Some people abandon emergency accommodation or refuse to 'come indoors' at all, choosing to sleep rough or squat instead.
The budget is one of the key tools that government has to effect meaningful change.
We need to move towards 'sufficiency-oriented' lifestyles.
It will take a long time for the full economic impact of COVID-19 to be known, but a careful scrutiny of labour market outcomes over the next couple of months will shed some light.
In many national crises, black Americans have been essential workers – but serving in crucial roles has not resulted in economic equality.
Our experts look at why people of colour are being hit harder by COVID-19, New Zealand's success in eliminating the virus, and the latest on drug trials.
You'd think falling housing prices might help people on low incomes, but history shows downturns often increase inequality. And many buyers who took out big loans during the housing boom are at risk.
The mental health implications of child marriage on young girls are significant
Maids were among Brazil's earliest COVID-19 victims, infected by employers who had been to Italy. Now 39% of Brazilian 'domésticas' have been let go, most without severance or sick leave.
Research shows lower income groups have a very different perspective on the economy.
London is an alpha city – home to 100 billionaires. But does wealth bring social costs?
South Africa's management of the COVID-19 pandemic must now shift from a centrally regulated approach to one that enables participation and compliance by communities, workers and businesses.
Low-income and minority groups are often reliant on cheaper modes of transport, but many find cycling to work problematic.
Without genuine global leadership the ability of economies to "build back better" after the disaster caused by COVID-19 will unfairly favour wealthier populations and nations.
Despite hardships, youth are rallying to build a new vision for the planet. The rest of us should join them.