Category Archives: Policy

Study shows the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on healthcare varied between countries

  A team of researchers from several institutions in Europe has conducted an analysis of healthcare quality levels across Europe during the 2008 financial crisis. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they describe the differences they found in level of care over the course of the crisis. The financial crisis of 2008 […]

Also posted in Health, Latest Post, Social and Economic Inequalities | Leave a comment

The Big Read: Social stratification — a poison seeping into Singapore’s housing estates

  A new phrase has entered the lexicon in the unfinished business of tackling inequality – social stratification, even as housing, education and National Service policies have encouraged social mixing over the years. For years, policymakers in Singapore have been focusing on ways to narrow the income gap, as countries around the world seek to […]

Also posted in Latest Post, Social and Economic Inequalities | Leave a comment

The struggle of African women in politics continues

  Most African countries are signatories of numerous protocols that encourage gender equality in politics, yet analysts say more still needs to be done to implement these protocols and ensure women are not sidelined. Women in the region and beyond are breaking the glass ceiling in politics as evidenced by the likes of former Malawian […]

Also posted in Gender and Human Rights, Latest Post, Politics | Leave a comment

Single Mothers Are Not the Problem

  No group is as linked to poverty in the American mind as single mothers. For decades, politicians, journalists and scholars have scrutinized the reasons poor couples fail to use contraception, have children out of wedlock and do not marry. When the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution formed a bipartisan panel of prominent […]

Also posted in Gender and Human Rights, Latest Post | Leave a comment

The Biggest Impediment to Saudi Women Was Never the Driving Ban

  No matter their age, Saudi women are treated like minors — to the point that many require permission from their sons to work, study, or travel.  It looks like 27 years of protesting, along with international pressure and government recognition that it needs more Saudi women in the workforce, has finally paid off. In […]

Also posted in Gender and Human Rights, Latest Post | Leave a comment