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How to achieve digital equality in smart cities

November 29, 2019

Who we design digital devices and apps for can unintentionally exclude some users, a process referred to as…
Study shows older men feel ‘excluded, overlooked and cut-off’

April 30, 2019

A two-year study, led by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Age UK, highlights the issues faced by…
Who benefits from the solar energy revolution?

January 11, 2019

Not everyone is benefiting equally from the availability of new solar energy technologies, a new study by researchers…
Achieving Health Equity for All

January 7, 2019

At the recent American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in San Diego, California, more than 12,000 public health…
New measure of equality reveals a fuller picture of male well-being

January 4, 2019

Researchers from the University of Missouri and University of Essex in the United Kingdom say a new way…
Missing men, missing infertility: New research flags up problem

September 5, 2018

Men are missing from fertility debates and crucial support services because they are often not included in studies…
More Gender Equality leads to Less Women in STEM, Study Finds

February 25, 2018

With debates on the gender pay gap and the relatively low participation of women in STEM raging on,…
New research charts surging income inequality in United States

December 21, 2016

Economic growth for those in the bottom half of the income distribution in the United States has stalled…
Gender inequality linked to child malnutrition and mortality

March 23, 2016

People in the Western world mostly have resolved gender inequality or at least are heading to the right direction.…
Stillbirth much more common in lower socio-economic families

January 21, 2016

Stillbirth is a tremendous tragedy for every family. However, now scientists from the University of Adelaide say that…
Marginalized ninth-graders think critically about inequality, political power

October 30, 2015

How youth of color and poor and working-class youth think about social inequality plays a vital role in…
Visible wealth makes economic inequality worse, experiments show

September 11, 2015

The economic gap between the rich and poor becomes even wider when the inequality is made visible, a…
Experts explore Middle East women’s accumulation and use of social capital

August 5, 2015

Women in the Middle East and North Africa may fare less well than their male peers in accumulating…
Age Not the Equalizer Once Thought

June 11, 2015

A common assumption about the aging is that the inequities they may have experienced earlier in life —…
Biological process linked to early aging, death among poor in Detroit

June 10, 2015

The stress of living in extreme poverty causes early onset of age-related diseases and takes years off the…
Early socioeconomic adversity may lead to poor health in the future

May 26, 2015

Being poor may lead to health issues, new study finds. Poverty and other kinds of socioeconomic adversity early…
First Nations migration dynamics are shaped by socio-economic inequalities

March 25, 2015

Socio-economic inequalities between First Nations communities, and also between these communities and the non-Aboriginal population of Canada, determine…
Altering brain chemistry makes us more sensitive to inequality

March 20, 2015

What if there were a pill that made you more compassionate and more likely to give spare change…
Income inequality between white and black Americans remains as high as in the sixties

January 22, 2015

Level of income inequality between white and black citizens of the United States has not changed since the…
Study: Disparities seen in U.S. immigrant application results

January 6, 2015

Immigrants to the U.S. with job offers often apply for work authorization. But immigrants from Latin America are…
Scientists argue that inequality does not cause higher crime rates

December 15, 2014

It has become somewhat trendy to blame income inequality for most of the social problems in the recent…
Economic inequality in China is larger than in the U.S.

November 24, 2014

Economic contrasts have reached enormously high level in China, country ruled by communist government. In fact, economic gap…
Do smarter people disfavor egalitarian policies?

October 28, 2014

What is a relationship between cognitive abilities and position on particular economic policies? Johanna Mollerstrom at Harvard University…
Innovation contributes to income inequality, study suggests

October 27, 2014

It is widely accepted that innovation is an important element of a successful economy. However, new study conducted…
Even among egalitarian forager-farmers, social status can impact health and happiness

October 15, 2014

In western society, where keeping up with the Joneses — or, better yet, surpassing them — is expected…
Why do poor people remain poor?

October 6, 2014

Economically disadvantaged individuals living in highly unequal societies are trapped in a vicious circle: they remain poor, because…
Study: Immigrants experience harsher legal punishments than citizens in the U.S.

October 3, 2014

New study published in American Sociological Review demonstrates that immigrants are more likely to be incarcerated than U.S.…
Growing up poor affects behavior under economic uncertainty: people from poor families become impulsive

August 25, 2014

American scientists reveal that behavior under economic uncertainty is linked to a childhood environment. Interestingly, people coming from…
Study: People from poor neighbourhoods remain in poor neighbourhoods?

July 28, 2014

Previous research reveals that social and economic inequalities transmitted from generation to generation. This issue is receiving more…
Rich (in Bitcoin) do get richer than others, analysts say

July 19, 2014

There is a truism which says that richer always get richer and poorer get poorer. Despite its strong…
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