Category Archives: Social and Economic Inequalities

When will men live as long as women? By 2032, say experts

  Women in developed countries have historically outlived men. But the life expectancy gender gap is closing. In developed countries, the gender gap has long favoured women by one measure at least: life expectancy. Throughout the past 100 years women have significantly outlived men, on whom war, heavy industry and cigarettes – among other things […]

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How higher education in Hong Kong reinforces social inequalities

  Paul Yip and Chenhong Peng say the sub-degree programmes that tend to attract youth from less-privileged backgrounds cost more to attend yet offer less wage potential than a full degree. It’s time for officials to do more to help those who fail to earn a government-funded university place. The higher education sector in Hong […]

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Persistent inequality: disputing the legacy of the pink tide in Latin America

  Under the title ‘Persistent inequality’ we are launching a series of articles that analyses why the advances in the struggle against inequality in the pink tide cycle have been much more limited than expected. In this election year in Latin America, when it is possible that the tide will confirm its turn and may […]

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How Indonesia Can Use Urban Planning to Tackle Inequality

  Gated communities in Indonesia have become a glaring example of how income inequality creates both spatial and social divides. Income inequality creates both spatial and social divides and shows itself within cities in many ways. Gated communities in Indonesia have become a glaring example. However, legislation and urban planning can help bridge these divides […]

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The hidden health inequalities that American Indians and Alaskan Natives face

  I was an American Indian student pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the 1990s, when I realized the stark contrast between my life experiences growing up on my home reservation and those of my non-Native peers. Many incredible family members and friends had sacrificed and broken a trail for me to realize […]

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