An analysis of what’s known as the Gini coefficient offers some clues on what makes one society more unequal in terms of income than another.
How has the wealth of Australian households changed over the last 15 years?
The corporate world must embrace human rights as a fundamental business priority.
The government made many sensible changes to superannuation tax breaks in the budget. But the move to more flexible annual caps on pre-tax contributions is not one of them.
Two centuries of tax policy show efforts to raise taxes on the rich hinge on questions of fairness. The history also suggests proponents have a tough road ahead.
Discussion about tax reform has been dominated by self-interest, with the real purpose of tax lost.
In the humanitarian aid and development sector, local staff are paid less and receive fewer benefits than their expatriate colleagues, even when they do similar work and have similar qualifications.
New figures reveal inequality in Britain and the effects of the redistributive tax and benefits system.
Americans tend to agree inequality is a problem, but Democrats and Republicans have very different ideas about what is causing it and how to solve it.
When the excitement over cabinet resignations and the sugar tax subsides, the 2016 Budget acts as a blueprint for making the wealthy wealthier.
A new study on inequality analyzes the impact of fiscal policy, dramatically altering the standard view of rich and poor in America. It may also change how voters and candidates think about the issue.
Economic growth is a necessary condition for development. But it can only pass the sufficient condition test if growth translates into high-earning jobs. Ghana’s recent history illustrates this.
The latest economic research suggests there are better ways to narrow the gap between the richest and the poorest.
Providing citizens with a basic income has shown signs of success in lifting people out of poverty, but more importantly the idea is transforming the way we think about inequality.
If the government wants to tackle wealth inequality, then it has the tools at its disposal to help people pay a fair amount for everyday goods.
The most unequal state in Australia is NSW, while the least unequal state is Tasmania, according to new analysis.
It’s human nature to assume there must be a valid reason for inequalities in society. What’s the psychology behind why we believe there’s something fundamentally different between haves and have-nots?
The July employment report suggests the recent trend of lackluster gains in jobs and wages is continuing, and a rate hike should therefore be off the table for the time being.
Measures of household wealth don’t go far enough in identifying those most at risk of being excluded from society, or in explaining the level of exclusion they face.
One reason for widening inequality is the decline of unions, which in turn is partly the result of the gradual elimination of the “working class” from our vocabulary.