The skills children learn at school have dramatic implications for their own future and the nation's productivity, living standards and income inequality.
Women invest more time and attention in appearance enhancement if they live in economically unequal environments - a phenomenon driven by status anxiety, according to a new study.
Large numbers of people and households would not be prepared or adequately supported in the event of a financial shock, finds a new report from Kristy Muir and Axelle Marjolin.
Not only has income inequality in Australia grown over the past two decades, rich and poor are also more segregated in terms of where they live, writes Bruce Bradbury.
Australia is not more equal than most other comparable rich countries, and its wealth inequality is growing, write Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell.
The private sector needs to go beyond corporate charity and traditional social responsibility models, and embrace human rights as a fundamental business priority, writes Michael Posner.