Latest Economic inequality Stories

2010-10-06 23:20:43

Despite the popular, state-sponsored ideology that denies the existence of prejudice based on racial or skin color differences in Mexico.

2010-04-29 09:30:05

Compared to their neighbors south of the border, Canadians live longer, healthier lives.

2010-03-24 13:21:42

An analysis of nearly 25 years of data for about 10,000 civil servants in London finds an association between socioeconomic position and risk of death, with much of this relation accounted for by health behaviors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, diet and physical activity, according to a study in the March 24/31 issue of JAMA.

2010-02-11 14:19:55

Politicians from all parties must renew their commitment to tackling health inequalities if we are to create a fairer society, say researchers on bmj.com today.

2010-01-26 14:04:33

People with lower socioeconomic status and those belonging to ethnic minority groups receive worse health care in the treatment of diabetes than the rest of patients in the world's most developed countries.

2009-12-29 09:00:00

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2009-11-20 11:51:48

Barack Obama promised to halve poverty within ten years. His Republican opponent, John McCain, vowed to “make the eradication of poverty a top priority of the McCain Administration.” Even in the current economic situation, in developed countries, this kind of rhetoric about cutting “poverty” is misleadingly outmoded—because it implicitly suggests that government income transfers can be the vehicle for achieving substantial reductions in poverty.

2009-10-30 11:15:36

A new study reveals the important role inherited wealth plays in sustaining economic inequality in small scale societies.

2009-10-29 16:50:29

The so-called "silver spoon" effect -- in which wealth is passed down from one generation to another -- is well established in some of the world's most ancient economies, according to an international study coordinated by a UC Davis anthropologist.

2009-07-09 08:45:00

Decades of legislation have failed to reduce inequalities in the career prospects of many British workers according to a study by University of Manchester sociologists.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
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