The deep roots of economic inequality
A special issue of Science explores the origins of human inequality, drawing on research by SFI Professor Sam Bowles and collaborators.
Growing inequalities make science more of a 'winner takes all' field
As new research documents growing inequalities in health and wealth, the gap between "haves" and "have-nots" is growing in the field of scientific research itself, says University of Michigan sociologist ...
Income inequality now greater in China than in US
(Phys.org) —Income inequality has been rising rapidly in China and now surpasses that of the U.S. by a large margin, say University of Michigan researchers.
Charitable donation discrepancies: Why are some countries more generous than others?
When it comes to charitable giving, some countries open their collective wallets more than others. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, people who live in countries that promote equality in power ...
Women entrepreneurs have limited chances to lead their new businesses
Women who start new businesses with men have limited opportunities to move into leadership roles, according to sociologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and when they co-found a business with their ...
Youth, wealth and education found to be risk factors for violent radicalization
New research from Queen Mary University of London has found youth, wealth, and being in full-time education to be risk factors associated with violent radicalisation. Contrary to popular views – religious practice, health ...
In quantum theory of cognition, memories are created by the act of remembering
Tax powers insufficient to address poverty, say Scottish researchers
Current tax-varying powers possessed by the Scottish Government are insufficient to address inequality in the country, according to research by University of Dundee economists for the major Poverty in Scotland 2014 study ...
West cashes in on resources boom, but inequality also up
The mining boom has left the average Western Australian family nearly twice as well off since it began.
Inequality, discrimination key obstacles to development: UN
Inequality and discrimination, particularly towards women, are among the world's biggest obstacles to development, a UN report published Wednesday said.
Google to award $1.6 mn to four Brazilian NGOs
Google will award $1.6 million in prize money to four non-profit groups submitting winning proposals to help Brazil combat lingering social ills, the company announced Monday.
Women's rights are good for men's health
In societies where women are equal to men, males stand a better chance of living longer, a new study shows.
Google tries ferry service for workers in East Bay
Google workers who live in the East Bay can now make the commute to the company's Silicon Valley campus by sea.
San Francisco approves employee shuttle rules (Update)
San Francisco transportation officials have approved a new pilot plan to regulate private employee shuttles operated by tech companies like Facebook and Google and charge a fee for the vehicles to use public ...