Unlike other countries, South Africa’s informal sector provides no cushion to workers in time of crisis.
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.
A pot-banging ‘cacerolazo’ makes himself heard during economic protests in Bogota, Colombia.
Economic inequality is growing across the world, but few are talking about the ways to tackle it.
Headquarters of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC.
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An April 2017 survey explored Americans’ opinions about government intervention and welfare policies. It found that on average, they want more from their government, but are highly polarised.
As a result of the electoral boundary changes, Labor notionally gained two seats in Victoria and one in the ACT, and the Coalition lost two seats in Victoria.
On the new boundaries, Labor requires just a five-seat gain to win a majority, while the Coalition needs to gain two seats to retain its majority.
The results of next week’s Newspoll will be eagerly awaited on both sides of the House.
The Coalition braces for the next Newspoll, while a redistribution gives Labor reason to smile, and the Batman byelection results are finalised.
Harvest season on a wine farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The country is struggling with land redistribution.
South Africa's land policy is flailing around in the dark, with the haziest of understandings of how well or how badly land reform is doing.
Rural poverty affects a growing number of people in South Africa.
South Africa should review its rural development strategy and land reform policy to win the fight against rising poverty.
While state investment decreases on average with distance from the CBD, Melbourne’s neediest suburbs aren’t forgotten.
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The neediest suburbs get a much poorer deal in Sydney than in Melbourne. A new study provides a suburb-by-suburb breakdown of state investment, including what facilities and services have been funded.
Wealth inequality is no 21st-century phenomenon. But it was decisively shaped by public policy during the last 100 years as economies emerged from war and redesigned the structures for life.
Some voters in New South Wales may be forced to vote in a different electorate at the next federal election following a recent redistribution.
Any redistribution of electoral boundaries may significantly impact how parties are represented in the parliament. But how does Australia’s system of changing seat boundaries actually work?
Who is paying the most?
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In his budget, George Osborne said that we are all in this together. A look at the evidence shows that we're not.
Land is viewed as having more than just a commercial value in Africa but is central to identity and spirituality.
The belief that land stands only for production of agricultural commodities destined for the market is perverted. The primacy of the market and private property are contrary to the African worldview.
We need to bear a few things in mind before we listen too closely to Oxfam.
Oxfam is making what might appear to be a manifestly sound moral case when it urges political leaders at the global economic conference at Davos to adopt particular policies to reduce economic inequality…
Sharing the wealth.
Since the 1970s, economic orthodoxy has suggested that inequality might be the price worth paying for economic growth. Following a new report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the evidence is…