Income inequality is a critical risk for today’s societies. In both the developed and developing world, inequality has grown dramatically in the past three decades. It challenges our established economic and political structures. It contributes to poverty and deprivation around the world. It threatens to divide us on many levels.
This UNSW Grand Challenge explores the intersection of income inequality and other sources of social and political inequality – such as gender, race, ethnicity, age and disability – and seeks to better understand what these mean for people’s basic human rights, including housing, education and healthcare.
Find insights here to the key questions: What are the economic causes of income inequality? Can governments address them? What can we do at local, national and international levels? How can political leaders, corporations, philanthropists and individuals take responsibility?
Professors Rosalind Dixon and Richard Holden are the co-leads of the Grand Challenge on Inequality.