As lockdowns ease and those who are double-vaccinated gain extra freedoms, we’re likely to see a greater divide between the rich, who tend to have higher vaccination rates, and the poor.
A one-off incentive is a short-sighted fix for a long-standing problem.
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A one-off premium for moving to a challenging school, or another part of the country, is a lacklustre response to a big shortage. It’s also been tried before.
This generation faces wicked problems without simple, single solutions. We need to move beyond the short-term, issue du jour approach that has dominated government responses in recent decades.
A new mapping project shows where different types of disadvantage are most prevalent. The picture is more varied and complex than many people think.
There is a large and widening gap between the richest and poorest Australians in terms of risk of dying before the age of 75, according to a study tracking the trend from 2006-16.
By year three, children identified as having difficulties when they start school, are around nine months behind their peers in learning.
A shale gas well pad in Pennsylvania contains storage tanks.
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Fracking in Pennsylvania has led to disadvantages in state school districts.
Conisborough is among multiple towns and villages heavily affected by flooding along the River Don.
Current policy to manage and protect people from flooding disadvantages those who are most vulnerable.
Grammars have received a £50m funding boost, while at the same time many primary and secondary schools are resorting to Amazon Wish Lists to fund basic supplies.
Children in the north of England are more likely to finish school with poorer grades and are less likely to go on to further education.
The experiences and voices of women of colour, as well as many disadvantaged women, are hidden in the #MeToo movement.
Not all women have the capacity, or freedom, to speak out about their experiences of sexual violence – be it in the workplace or at home.
Australia needs policies that capitalise on the strengths of people with disability.
Instead of trying to help people with disability overcome their limitations, we should be harnessing their strengths in the workplace. This will improve their health and mental well-being.
Disadvantaged neighbourhoods can be a source of stress for young people.
New research has found growing up in a disadvantaged neighbourhood can have negative effects on children’s brain development.