The government should consider whether some of its policies will make inequalities worse.
It is not all democracies that struggle to deal with the coronavirus; it is those in which the people do not feel the system works for them.
For most of the past five decades, income inequality has been higher in rural counties than in urban areas. Now, urban areas are catching up.
One in 5 of the poorest US households don't have a car and rely on public transportation to get around.
Who can and can't move and why is crucial to understanding the virus.
If the government seeks to reduce its massive deficit by cutting public spending after the pandemic subsides, this will burden the poor and public sector workers, increasing inequality.
The worst effects of social distancing will undoubtedly be felt by the young, the poor and the socially disadvantaged.
Research shows teachers in US private and privileged public schools inflate grades due to pressure from students and parents. This could happen in Australia if we cancel year 12 exams.
South Africa won't flatten the COVID-19 pandemic curve unless all citizens have the means to stay at home. But for many, it's either they stay at home and starving, or go out to make a living.
COVID-19 has brought to the fore the interdependency of business and society. It's time for amendments to the social contract that underlies societal support for business.
The clock is ticking: in the absence of government support, not being able to work means waste reclaimers don't have money to buy food.
The economic fallout from COVID-19 will likely harm new workers in distinct ways with long-term effects, three economists say.
The consequences will be far more severe and long lasting in poorer countries.
Most consumers in South Africa aren't able to fill up a trolley of groceries for their daily needs, let alone join the panic buying induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the Great Depression reduced inequality and closed the racial wealth gap, the Great Recession of 2009 did the opposite.
A new survey shows that people with advanced degrees make more money starting out on the same jobs as those with just bachelor's degrees. But there's more to the story, two sociologists note.
Reactions in South Africa give little reason for hope that the virus will bring people closer together or trigger more energetic action against poverty.
As the coronavirus spreads far and wide, a political philosopher argues that it is a time to understand that the idea of individual happiness does not work without thinking of the larger good.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing people to study and work online. It's also sparked a need for news and information. That's a challenge for the 24 million Americans who lack broadband internet access.
So far, children have not been as sickened by the coronavirus as adults. So why do officials talk about closing schools? And what does this mean for you as a parent? A public health expert explains.