Inequality

Addressing social, political, and economic system A collection of 14 posts
The Effect of Covid-19 on Economic Inequality
Harvard

The Effect of Covid-19 on Economic Inequality

A demonstrator calls attention to income inequality during the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York several years ago. Photo: Mat McDermott (CC-BY)Today, the magnitude of the economic inequality present in the
The Tragedy of Workplace Gender Inequality: Why Fewer Women Occupy Managerial Positions
Harvard

The Tragedy of Workplace Gender Inequality: Why Fewer Women Occupy Managerial Positions

Fewer CEOs are women than are named John and David. (Source: Execucomp). Licensed under CC BY 2.0.This article consists of two interviews, one with Professor Laura Kray and one with organizational
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The State of the World's Children
Harvard

The State of the World's Children

In 1959, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1). We — as a global community — thus began to hold these truths to be self-evident, that the
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The History and Growth of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Profession
Berkeley

The History and Growth of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Profession

As employees discuss their discriminative experiences in the workplace, executives are scrambling to improve their organizations' hiring practices and company culture. This has led to the rapid expansion of corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs.
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Climate Change and Climate Justice in the Pacific Islands
Harvard

Climate Change and Climate Justice in the Pacific Islands

The U.N. International Organization for Migration projects that there will be 200 million climate change migrants by 2050 (1). Some estimates range up to a billion, or more than one in every
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Environmental Destruction Predating Climate Change Has Plagued Low-Income Communities of Color for Decades
Harvard

Environmental Destruction Predating Climate Change Has Plagued Low-Income Communities of Color for Decades

As environmental disasters strike with greater frequency, the conversation around climate action is at its peak. In the last year alone, the United States lost $95 billion in damages resulting from record-breaking climate
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Intellectual Property and Public Health clash over Covid-19
Harvard

Intellectual Property and Public Health clash over Covid-19

Intellectual property is a field of law that is critical to be aware of in understanding inequities in access to medicine and especially relevant in the time of Covid. Before understanding how Intellectual
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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: What Covid-19 Tells Us About the History of Racialized Medicine
Harvard

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: What Covid-19 Tells Us About the History of Racialized Medicine

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports as of March 15, 2021, race and ethnicity is known for about 53% of individuals who have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine
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Chinatown Moves Out: Demography and Hate Crime in Modern Asian America
Brown

Chinatown Moves Out: Demography and Hate Crime in Modern Asian America

Take a look at Sugarland in Texas, Rockville in Maryland, and Richmond in British Columbia. What do all of these places have in common? On the surface, they may seem to be average,
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The Feminicidio Crisis in Mexico
Inequality

The Feminicidio Crisis in Mexico

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated communities all over the world. In Mexico, women have been disproportionately affected due to increasing domestic abuse and the rise of feminicidios.
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Are All Generic Drugs Created Equal?
Global Health

Are All Generic Drugs Created Equal?

For rich and developing countries alike, it is imperative to confront issues of drug safety, quality, and manufacturing to ensure an equitable distribution of essential medicines to the populations who need them most.
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The Movement for Agricultural Reform in India
Development

The Movement for Agricultural Reform in India

Economists generally agree that India’s agricultural sector needs reform, starting with reducing incentives to produce crops like rice and wheat. As of September 2020, 70 million tons of rice and wheat were
The End of Modern Slavery in Uzbekistan?
cotton

The End of Modern Slavery in Uzbekistan?

De jure, slavery is illegal in every country on Earth. De facto, however, modern slavery exists in many forms, such as human trafficking or forced marriage. One easily-overlooked form of modern slavery is
Is Latvia Running Out of People?
Inequality

Is Latvia Running Out of People?

What happens when a country disappears? In the last three decades, Latvia has experienced a drastic decrease in its population. First came the collapse of the USSR and a mass emigration of Russians