Category: Global inequalities

The Situation of Children who Live in Poverty

The Situation of Children who Live in Poverty

Image:    By Jin Wang       At the former United Nations summit in 2000, the States had voted to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, the first goal of sustainable development was to eradicate poverty in all its forms. This depicts a sign of awareness of...

The Oblivion: Inequality of opportunity

The Oblivion: Inequality of opportunity

Image: https://thetyee.ca/   By Kai Lei When we talk about income inequality, we often assert its impact on economic growth is arguable. Economists hold distinct views towards this. Whilst Barro (2000) recognizes that income inequality favors economic growth for...

Economic Inequalities: Will it ever end?

Economic Inequalities: Will it ever end?

Image: Dean Chahim/Flickr/CC   By Lottie Fielding   Worldwide, economic inequalities are said to be on the decline, but this global issue is far from being solved. “The gap between rich and poor people worldwide remains vast as the convergence that has taken place...

How Has Covid-19 Impacted Global Inequality?

How Has Covid-19 Impacted Global Inequality?

Image: Patrick Chappatte, The Boston Globe   By Maria Teneva The coronavirus pandemic has brought to light the extreme inequality around the world, both globally and nationally. COVID-19 has spread to every part of the planet, leaving no group unaffected by it....

Is Economic Inequality Really an Issue?

Is Economic Inequality Really an Issue?

Image: https://unsplash.com/@thomasdeluze   By Ismael Dembele It is often impossible to ignore the stark realities of economic inequality in certain areas of the globe. Death from preventable illnesses, the staggering imbalances in incomes between rich and poor, and a...

Pandemic Widens Social Divide

Pandemic Widens Social Divide

Image: https://unsplash.com/@carlosdetoro   By Miranda Harrison This year has highlighted to everyone that inequality continues to be a major problem. While thousands of people in the UK have lost their jobs or been furloughed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic,...