Women spur the economy


THE year 2018 arrived with huge promises for women empowerment especially with the Silence Breakers gracing the cover of TIME magazine as the #MeToo movement was named Person of the Year.

#MeToo spread virally from October 2017 as women and men came forward on social media to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault, making it “the fastest-moving social change we’ve seen in decades” according to Time magazine’s editor-in-chief.

The revelations and aspirations were subsequently echoed and shared in many global forums, including the World Economic Forum 2018 and the World Urban Forum (WUF9) now taking place in Kuala Lumpur […]

Milano and NSSR’s Darrick Hamilton is Confronting Inequality with Economics


Darrick Hamilton believes that, in a world in need of solutions to urgent problems, he and other scholars no longer have the luxury of ensconcing themselves in the ivory towers of academia. "With great power comes great responsibility,” he says. The first week of 2018 was a busy one for Darrick Hamilton, one of the country’s leading stratification economists. At the start of the new year, he traveled to the American Economic Association conference in Philadelphia to make a presentation on baby bond accounts, his novel idea to provide small trust funds to all American newborns that they could […]

Analysis | How rising inequality hurts everyone, even the rich


Studies show that in the long run, more inequality means less wealth for everyone. Over the past 40 or so years, the American economy has been funneling wealth and income, reverse Robin Hood-style, from the pockets of the bottom 99 percent to the coffers of the top 1 percent. The total transfer, to the richest from everyone else, amounts to 10 percent of national income and 15 percent of national wealth.

It’s part of a massive concentration of wealth and income among the rich that has put the United States at levels of inequality not seen in this country since […]

How rising inequality hurts everyone, even the rich


Over the past 40 or so years, the American economy has been funneling wealth and income, reverse Robin Hood-style, from the pockets of the bottom 99 percent to the coffers of the top 1 percent. The total transfer, to the richest from everyone else, amounts to 10 percent of national income and 15 percent of national wealth.

It’s part of a massive concentration of wealth and income among the rich that has put the United States at levels of inequality not seen in this country since before World War II. It’s a trend that economists such as Thomas Piketty believe […]

International mobility not inclusive – report


Students from a country or a university perceived as less academically prestigious may have fewer opportunities to study abroad, a team of sociologists have found. Applicants from Yale University received the highest share of positive responses. Photo: 12019/Pixabay About Claudia Civinini
Born and bred in Genoa, Italy, Claudia moved to Australia during her masters degree to teach Italian. She studied and worked in Melbourne for five years before moving to London, where she finally managed to combine her love for writing and her passion for education. She worked for three years as a reporter for the EL Gazette […]

If Americans don’t like the word ‘inequality’, would ‘fairness’ be better?

Alissa Quart

Just in time for last week’s convening of the most powerful and elite in Davos, Oxfam released a disturbing report that 82% of wealth the generated last year went to the richest 1% . Meanwhile, one in five children in rich countries still live in poverty, according to Unicef.

Welcome to the sickeningly unequal distribution of wealth.

These are shameful signs of a society dangerously out of whack. Nevertheless, there’s a battle – and denial over – how we should describe this problem. In some quarters, the word “inequality” itself is rebuked as the culprit. Scholars have even studied why inequality […]

The century gap: Low economic mobility for black men, 150 years after the Civil War

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Editor’s Note:

On Tuesday, September 5th, the Brookings Institution’s Center on Children and Families and the Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion initiative will host J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy, and William Julius William, author of The Truly Disadvantaged, to further explore the race and class divide in America. To register for this event, please click here.

The legacy of American racism is dominating the headlines again. One of the arguments used against the removal or relocation of Confederate symbols is that “it is simply part of our history”. This is not the case. The results of the enslavement, disenfranchisement […]

Economic inequality

After all, President Obama called economic inequality “the defining challenge of our time. Income includes the revenue streams from wages, salaries, interest on a savings account, dividends from shares of stock, rent, and profits from selling something for more than you paid for it. There are several different forms of economic inequality, including income, pay and wealth inequality. Jan 4, 2018 The “endless inegalitarian spiral” may be coming for us sooner than we think. It affects and is affected by many other forms of inequality, such as inequalities of wealth, Dec 15, 2017 The lopsided fortunes of America’s richest […]

Is Inequality a Person Problem

In the article, the case of the Guptas is the only example of inequality that is allegedly immoral. rules, and 5. Many people in the United States seem to believe that our high and rising level of inequality is objectionable in itself, and it is worth inquiring into why this might be The most plausible explanation for income inequality’s apparent effect on health and social problems is ‘status anxiety’. This year at the World Economic Forum (WEF) inequality topped the bill as the most discussed issue. The Inequality Project is supported by. “Ainda s�o poucos ju�zes para muitos processos”, […]

Pathways A Magazine on Poverty Inequality and Social Policy

A Social Fallout to the Great Recession? Also in this Issue: Arne Kalleberg on a new era of Sociological Perspectives on Social Problems; Continuity and Change in Pathways: A Magazine on Poverty, Inequality, on Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy, Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality a landmark magazine on poverty, inequality, and social policy. Special Issue 2017 · Bold Visions · Spring 2017 · Login. Pathways a magazine on poverty, inequality, and social policy. Research · Programs · Publications · News · Subscribe · Contact. Robin Weiss. Winter 2011. S. policy. Dalton Conley, New York University. Pathways a magazine […]