inequality

Race and ethnic disparities report: five main takeaways
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Why we’re talking about . . .

Race and ethnic disparities report: five main takeaways

A new government report says social factors explain disparities better than racism
31 Mar 2021
Has the term BAME become ‘unhelpful’?
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Today’s big question

Has the term BAME become ‘unhelpful’?

New government-commissioned report suggests scrapping the acronym
29 Mar 2021
White privilege theory damaging working-class boys, MPs told
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In Brief

White privilege theory damaging working-class boys, MPs told

Academic’s claim that concept is ‘completely nonsensical’ triggers online row
14 Oct 2020
Has lost school time set the timer on a second exam scandal?
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In Depth

Has lost school time set the timer on a second exam scandal?

Education secretary mulling 2021 exams delay amid warnings that pandemic has boosted inequality
1 Sep 2020
Covid: five ways the pandemic increased global inequality
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In Depth

Covid: five ways the pandemic increased global inequality

A development expert explains how the Covid outbreak entrenched preexisting social ills
20 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: Labour ‘can’t just give up fight’ on Brexit
Keir Starmer
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Labour ‘can’t just give up fight’ on Brexit

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 29 June
29 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘poor lives matter whatever their colour’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘poor lives matter whatever their colour’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 25 June
25 Jun 2020

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Instant Opinion: MPs ‘just saved’ from reputational disaster
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: MPs ‘just saved’ from reputational disaster

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 24 June
24 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Lockdowns could have been for nothing’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Lockdowns could have been for nothing’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 27 April
27 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: exposing class divides
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In Depth

Coronavirus: exposing class divides

‘White-collar quarantine’ means poorer people face greater risks
9 Apr 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson should drop his Brexiteer mentality
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson should drop his Brexiteer mentality

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 17 March
17 Mar 2020
UK’s six richest people as wealthy as poorest 13 million
Hindujabrothers
In Brief

UK’s six richest people as wealthy as poorest 13 million

Equality Trust says Britain’s ‘extreme inequality’ is ‘story of Ferraris and food banks’
4 Dec 2019
Divided Britain: income gap largest among wealthy countries
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In Depth

Divided Britain: income gap largest among wealthy countries

Some of the UK regions are worse off than Turkey, Romania and Poland
28 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: Trudeau is ‘unfit to govern’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Trudeau is ‘unfit to govern’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 23 September
23 Sep 2019
World to miss UN sustainable development goals ‘by decades’
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In Brief

World to miss UN sustainable development goals ‘by decades’

‘Towering achievement’ risks being undermined by growing inequality and climate change
20 Sep 2019
GCSE gap widens between poor and rich pupils
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In Brief

GCSE gap widens between poor and rich pupils

Thinktank says new data is ‘massive wake-up call’ for Boris Johnson
30 Jul 2019
The rise in ‘deaths of despair’ in the UK
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In Depth

The rise in ‘deaths of despair’ in the UK

The Week Unwrapped looks at the stories that have passed under the radar
17 May 2019
UK risks reaching US levels of inequality, warns economist
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In Brief

UK risks reaching US levels of inequality, warns economist

IFS report found that ‘deaths of despair’ are rising amid financial stress
14 May 2019
What is the ‘falling stars’ challenge?
Falling Stars Challenge, China
In Depth

What is the ‘falling stars’ challenge?

China’s favourite new internet trend highlights the country’s stark income inequality
24 Oct 2018
Give millennials £10,000 each, says think tank
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In Brief

Give millennials £10,000 each, says think tank

Resolution Foundation argues payment would tackle generation gap by redistributing wealth to young
8 May 2018
UK’s richest boys to outlive poorest by a decade
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In Brief

UK’s richest boys to outlive poorest by a decade

Life expectancy gap widening as inequality worsens
2 Mar 2018
Fat Cat Day highlights the pay gap
The gap between bosses' pay and workers' has grown dramatically in recent years
In Depth

Fat Cat Day highlights the pay gap

Britain’s top bosses have already earned more in 2018 than average workers will all year
4 Jan 2018
Justin Welby: Britain’s economic model is ‘broken’
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In Brief

Justin Welby: Britain’s economic model is ‘broken’

Archbishop of Canterbury says ‘growth no longer leads to high pay’
6 Sep 2017
Growing coastal poverty laid bare
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In Brief

Growing coastal poverty laid bare

Seaside towns are worst off for earnings, employment and education, a new study finds
5 Sep 2017
UK inequality 'fallen since credit crunch'
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In Brief

UK inequality 'fallen since credit crunch'

Salary differences smaller than decade ago, but regional gaps growing, says Institute for Fiscal Studies
19 Jul 2017
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