income inequality

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The skills children learn at school have dramatic implications for their own future and the nation's productivity, living standards and income inequality.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Australia is not more equal than most other comparable rich countries, and its wealth inequality is growing, write Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell.

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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.