In the 1970s, a young urban planning professor, Dolores Hayden, believed that city design was the key to unlocking patriarchal structures that trapped women in the home. How much has the city changed?
African-Americans are severely underrepresented in genetics and neuroscience research. That could leave the treatments of the future out of their reach.
Economists, politicians and the media watch GDP closely. But it isn't the best way to measure the health of the US economy.
Official records on police homicides are full of holes. A new study tries to fill in the gaps – and finds new evidence of racial and regional inequality.
In a developed country like the UK, why can life expectancy within just a few miles differ by as much as 18 years?
The state plays a strategic role, but they are also driven by financial markets – not central plans.
A philosopher's take on the ethics of products that allow parents to lighten the skin colour of their unborn baby.
One in 4 US women receives an abortion sometime in her life. Who are the women who choose to end their pregnancies?
Inequality is being driven by a focus on maximising shareholder value to the exclusion of other stakeholders.
As authorities crack down on selfies and social media, the underlying causes of conflict and potential to use social media to bring about positive social change are overlooked.
There seems to be very limited high-level discourse about how South Africa plans to navigate this wave of technological advancement.
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.
In 38 US cities, hate crimes rose 12 percent in 2017. There were 1,038 hate crimes in the nation’s 10 largest cities – the most in more than a decade.
A Heathrow expansion is going to benefit the rich and hurt the poor.
In Sydney, a 'latte line', that runs from the airport to Parramatta and up to the northwest, divides white-collar jobs from blue-collar jobs. This perpetuates inequality.
In today's opioid crisis, why are some people with addictions treated with empathy and others with disdain? The answer to that question has roots in the 19th century.
The latest World Bank report on South Africa addresses solutions to the country's economic challenges.
A newish method called the multidimensional poverty index is revealing new insights into the South Africa's poverty.
The positive energy that's greeted the new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will turn to protest if economic challenges are not addressed quickly.
As CCTV cameras become more widespread, it's becoming more difficult for people to protect their locational privacy in public.