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Rising remote work is upping job inequality in European capitals and 'scarring' some sectors, says OECD report

The expansion of remote working has led to labor inequalities in major European capitals. t: Alexander Spatari/Getty Images An report by the OECD and Indeed warned that remote working may aggravate labor inequality.  Analyzing job postings for major European capitals, experts said the service sector may be scarred. The percentage of remote job postings is increasing but the job market has still not recovered. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Remote working options ha...
Tags: Google, UK, London, Labor, France, Germany, Berlin, International, Careers, Trends, Tech, Remote Work, Job Market, Spain, Economic Inequality, Paris


The Glasgow Effect: examining the city's life expectancy gap – a photo essay

Documentary photographer Kirsty Mackay examines the causes of the ‘Glasgow Effect’ in a highly personal project. She looks at Glasgow’s excess mortality in comparison to the UK average and shifts the focus from the individual to government policy.The Fish That Never Swam will be published as a book later this year.In Glasgow people’s lives are cut short: male life expectancy in Possil is 66, in Penilee three young people took their own lives within the space of one week this June, suicide in Gla...
Tags: UK, Scotland, Society, UK News, Poverty, Culture, Art and design, Glasgow, Inequality, Westminster Continue, Kirsty Mackay, Possil, Penilee


London has more dollar millionaires than New York

One in 10 Londoners hold assets worth more than £720,000 as Covid crisis makes the rich richerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLondon has overtaken New York as home to the highest concentration of dollar millionaires in the world, according to a report that reveals how much money the very richest people in the world have made during the coronavirus pandemic.Nearly 875,000 Londoners are dollar millionaires (denoting assets worth more than £720,000), according to an annu...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, New York, London, Money, Poverty, Property, Rich lists, Inequality, The super-rich, Knight Frank Continue, Coronavirus


Failure to enact public duty law 'has worsened England inequality in pandemic'

Exclusive: government urged to activate part of Equality Act that would impose duty on public bodies to tackle inequalityCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe failure of successive governments to enact part of the Equality Act, which would have imposed a duty to address socio-economic disadvantage, has exacerbated inequalities in England during the coronavirus pandemic, a thinktank has claimed.The Runnymede Trust’s report, Facts Don’t Lie, says that the public sector du...
Tags: Politics, England, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Local Government, Inequality, Equality Act 2010, School meals, Runnymede Trust, Coronavirus


Living up to our promise of ubuntu

South Africa needs active citizens and real change starts in the home, with conversations about social justice The post Living up to our promise of ubuntu appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Activism, Education, Children, Opinion, Sexism, Living Wage, Poverty, Racism, Unemployment, South Africa, Job losses, Violence, Inequality, Food Security, Ubuntu, Civil Society


'A pandemic of abuses': human rights under attack during Covid, says UN head

Exclusive: Freedoms have been crushed and free speech impeded by governments around the world, says António GuterresThe world is facing a “pandemic of human rights abuses”, the UN secretary general António Guterres has said.Authoritarian regimes had imposed drastic curbs on rights and freedoms and had used the virus as a pretext to restrict free speech and stifle dissent. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Society, World news, Poverty, United Nations, Global development, World Health Organization, Un, World Bank, Inequality, Antonio Guterres, Coronavirus, COVID, António GuterresThe


Human rights in the time of Covid: 'a pandemic of abuses’, says UN head

Exclusive: The ‘biggest international crisis in generations’ has rolled back years of progress and been used as a pretext to crackdown on freedoms, says António GuterresThe world is facing a “pandemic of human rights abuses”, the UN secretary general António Guterres has said.Authoritarian regimes had imposed drastic curbs on rights and freedoms and had used the virus as a pretext to restrict free speech and stifle dissent. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Society, World news, Poverty, United Nations, Global development, World Health Organization, Un, World Bank, Inequality, Antonio Guterres, Coronavirus, António GuterresThe


The numbers don’t lie: Tito Mboweni must focus on the long game, experts say

Experts offer their advice about what Finance Minister Tito Mboweni should focus on in next week’s budget speech The post The numbers don’t lie: Tito Mboweni must focus on the long game, experts say appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Budget, Government, Debt, Tax, Poverty, Economy, Development, Unemployment, Revenue, Treasury, Experts, Gdp, Gross Domestic Product, Vaccines, Inequality


The government needs to put human rights at the heart of education policy

Education in South Africa is dismally unequal, and Covid-19 has exacerbated the crisis. Investment in infrastructure is crucial The post The government needs to put human rights at the heart of education policy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Television, Education, Opinion, Radio, South Africa, Amnesty International, Inequality, Openaccess, SABC, Department of Basic Education, DBE, TIMSS, COVID-19, Remote Learning, Governance Failure, Iain Byrne


Keir Starmer: Labour must work with business to create fairer society

Labour leader calls for ‘moral crusade’ in wake of Covid pandemic to deliver social justice and equalityKeir Starmer has argued that Labour must build “a strong partnership with businesses” if it is to create a more just and equal post-Covid society, saying that for too long the party saw business as “something just to be tolerated or taxed”.In a much-trailed speech setting out his goals for the party, and his aspirations for a Labour government, Starmer said this idea of working with business w...
Tags: Business, Politics, Economics, UK News, Labour, Economic policy, Life Expectancy, Keir Starmer, Inequality, Starmer, Coronavirus


5 maps and charts show what a $15 minimum wage would really mean for workers across America

A group of BLM demonstrators protest the Federal Reserve Bank about $15 minimum wage in NYC to solidarity nationwide in Lower Manhattan at the financial district in New York, United States on July 20, 2020 Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The fight to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour is gaining major traction. Insider has been covering the potential impacts, value, and current wages. These five graphics show the current state of the minimum wage and what a $15 minimum...
Tags: Florida, Maps, New York, Texas, Mississippi, California, Senate, Massachusetts, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Economy, Cnn, Features


One year of COVID-19: What will we learn?

The US is approaching 500,000 COVID-19 deaths. What can we learn from one year of loss and chaos?The lessons are clear. Among them are realizing our fragility as a species, our codependence as humans, and the urgent need to move beyond social injustice and inequity.As with the Renaissance following the Black Plague of the 14th century and the explosive creativity of the 1920s post Spanish influenza, this is our turn to redefine the course of history. Let's not mess this up. It's been almost a y...
Tags: Science, Environment, US, Society, Poverty, History, Earth, Cnn, Virus, Innovation, Inequality, Humanity, Coronavirus, COVID


Ethnicity and poverty are Covid risk factors, new Oxford modelling tool shows

Campaigners demand black, Asian and minority ethnic groups have higher priority for vaccinationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEthnicity and deprivation have for the first time been recognised as risk factors for severe Covid in new modelling, which will lead to nearly 2 million more people in England being advised to shield and 800,000 being fast-tracked for vaccines.The risk analysis tool, commissioned by the chief medical officer for England, Chris Whitty, from a t...
Tags: Health, England, Race, Society, UK News, Oxford, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Oxford University, Inequality, Coronavirus, Chris Whitty, COVID


Covid: almost 2m more people in England will be asked to shield

New modelling identifies more higher-risk adults, of which 800,000 will be offered priority vaccinationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNearly 2 million more people in England will be asked to shield and 800,000 of those offered priority vaccination as a result of new modelling that has identified adults at higher risk from Covid-19 because of a combination of health factors and their circumstances, including ethnicity and low income.Until now the NHS identified those ...
Tags: Health, England, Race, Society, UK News, NHS, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, Inequality, Coronavirus


A $15 minimum wage in 2025 may not be worth $15 by then. Here's how inflation could take a big bite.

Demonstrators participate in a protest outside of McDonald's corporate headquarters on January 15, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images Democrats are currently pushing to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. That means minimum-wage workers will see pay rise incrementally. Insider looked at what $15 in 2025 would be equivalent to today, adjusting for inflation. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. There's currently a large progressive push ...
Tags: New York, Wage Gap, California, Virginia, New York City, US, Alabama, Trends, Georgia, Minimum Wage, Economy, Chicago, Harvard, Connecticut, Federal Reserve, Inequality


Technology is a double-edged sword

As the fourth industrial revolution and Covid co-conspire to flip the world of work upside down, technology has the potential to address our inequalities, or deepen them The post Technology is a double-edged sword appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Opinion, Digital Divide, Universities, Inequality, Openaccess, Fourth Industrial Revolution, 4IR, Future Careers


Why income inequality is the key predictor of COVID-19 death rates, according to 3 Kellogg School professors

Researchers found a staggering difference in death rates between low- and high-income people. Blake Nissen/The Boston Globe/Getty Images Kellogg School professors conducted research on why COVID death rates are higher in certain countries and US states.  Considering factors like population age, share of doctors, and climate conditions didn't reveal a correlation.  Instead, they found that higher death rates tended to occur in places with higher pre-COVID income inequality. Visit the Busine...
Tags: South Korea, Australia, Opinion, US, Trends, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Healthcare, Portugal, Income Inequality, Inequality, Nordic, Mckinsey, Kellogg School, Kellogg


This map shows the last time each state raised its minimum wage

Protesters took to the streets of New York in 2017 for the Fight for $15 campaign for a higher hourly wage. Erik Mcgregor/Getty Images The federal minimum wage of $7.25 hasn't changed since 2009. Many states and localities have taken matters into their own hands and raised pay. But some have not; Insider mapped all of the most recent increases. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. To kick off the new year, 20 states raised their minimum wages around the start of 2021. A ...
Tags: Florida, Maps, New York, Congress, California, Virginia, New York City, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Economy, Wyoming, Missouri, Connecticut, Biden


Real (Estate) Talk: How to be an antiracist real estate pro

Impact is greater than intentions. The solution then is not solely to be a well-meaning real estate professional but an actively antiracist one. Here are a few resources to help you.
Tags: Justice, Opinion, Service, Radio, Agent, Inequality, Equity, Brokerage, Select, Fair Housing, Racial Segregation, Diversity and Inclusion, Redlining, Antiracist


275,000 more women left the labor force in January

An unemployment benefits line. John Sommers II/Getty Images January's jobs report shows that women continue to be disproportionately impacted by unemployment. Black and Latina women both have a higher unemployment rate than the average. Women have lost 5.3 million jobs since the start of the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A new analysis from the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) found that 275,000 more women left the workforce in January, meaning they ar...
Tags: Gender, Jobs, Trends, Economy, Jobs Report, Unemployment, Inequality, ILO, International Labour Organization, Tucker, Latina, NWLC, John Sommers, Juliana Kaplan, Ben Winck, Gender at Work


One chart shows how workers making less than $15.30 an hour were hit especially hard during the pandemic

People line up outside a Kentucky Career Center hoping to find assistance with their unemployment claim in Frankfort. Reuters Workers making under $15.30 an hour saw greater losses at the pandemic's start and a slow recovery. BofA calculates $15.30 an hour as the US median wage. It's another entry in the pandemic story of a K-shaped recovery. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Workers who earned less than the median hourly wage saw greater job losses when the pandemic ...
Tags: US, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Billionaires, Oxfam, Inequality, Cps, Economic Policy Institute, Congressional Budget Office, BofA, Low-Income Workers, Juliana Kaplan, BofA Global Research, Kentucky Career Center, K-shaped Recovery


How Covid could be the 'long overdue' shake-up needed by the aid sector

Analysis: as need outstrips funding, experts are making the case for overhauling ‘old-fashioned’ donor-recipient narrativesCoronavirus – latest updatesRead more in the series: The return of extreme povertyThis year one in every 33 people across the world will need humanitarian assistance. That is a rise of 40% from last year, according to the UN. More than half of the countries requiring aid to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic are already in protracted crises, coping with conflict or natu...
Tags: Gender, Africa, Women, Society, World news, Poverty, Hunger, Infectious Diseases, Aid, Global development, Un, Humanitarian response, Women in politics, Inequality, African Union, Inequality and development


‘I make $2.50 on a very good day’: the Zimbabweans grafting through lockdown

Selling chicken heads is a means of survival for one Harare grandmother, in an area where staying home means starvationCoronavirus – latest updatesRead more in the series: The return of extreme povertyPammula Chiunya, 68, is sitting under an open-sided shed outside a makeshift beer hall in Hopley settlement, six miles (10km) west of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. She is not happy.Chiunya serves roasted chicken heads in a twist of old newspaper to a visibly drunk man, then settles to wait for someon...
Tags: Africa, World news, Poverty, Hunger, Global development, Zimbabwe, Inequality, Harare, Hopley, Coronavirus, Chiunya


Four chicken heads a dollar: how one Harare grandmother scratches a living in lockdown

Staying home means starvation for many Zimbabweans, and those forced to work face police raids and dwindling customCoronavirus – latest updatesRead more in the series: The return of extreme povertyPammula Chiunya, 68, is sitting under an open-sided shed outside a makeshift beer hall in Hopley settlement, six miles (10km) west of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. She is not happy.Chiunya serves roasted chicken heads in a twist of old newspaper to a visibly drunk man, then settles to wait for someone el...
Tags: Africa, World news, Poverty, Hunger, Global development, Zimbabwe, Inequality, Harare, Hopley, Coronavirus, Chiunya


Class cancelled: how Covid school closures blocked routes out of poverty

Oxford University project reveals devastating impact on prospects for world’s poorest students, especially girlsCoronavirus – latest updatesRead more in the series: The return of extreme povertyIn the coffee-farming communities of the Peruvian Amazon, the classroom is a route out of poverty. Gabriela was studying civil engineering in a city an hour and a half from home when the Covid-19 pandemic struck.The 18-year-old, who is one of thousands of young people tracked since 2002 as part of the You...
Tags: Education, Children, Americas, World news, Poverty, Social exclusion, Global development, Peru, Young People, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Inequality, Online Learning, Global Education, Gabriela, Women's rights and gender equality


'Back empty-handed': Bangladeshis cut off from jobs abroad face rising poverty

Whole communities supported by overseas work are at risk of extreme poverty after the pandemic forced thousands homeCoronavirus – latest updatesRead more in the series: The return of extreme povertyWhen the pandemic forced Firoza Begum back to Bangladesh after six months trapped in her employer’s house without pay, her husband was so angry she had returned empty-handed that he would not let her move back in to the family home.All her savings after 14 years working in the Middle East had been spe...
Tags: World news, Poverty, Hunger, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Migration, Middle East, Global development, Bangladesh, Inequality, Remittances, Migration And Development, Coronavirus, Firoza Begum


Rishi Sunak is paying Covid bills off the backs of the poor. It shames our country | Gordon Brown

A savage reversal of aid is happening at the very moment people need our help most. MPs must join together to stop itNothing shames our country more than the Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, paying the bills for Covid off the backs of the poor – at home and abroad.He has recently pushed off his plan to cut £20 a week from the already low universal credit paid to 6 million of Britain’s poorest families. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Children, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Poverty, Britain, Aid, Global development, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Gordon Brown, Inequality, Global Health, Rishi Sunak


China's Sinopharm vaccine offered to elite few in UAE tourist deal

Knightsbridge Circle offer is first evidence of Covid-19 vaccine being used to attract touristsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina’s Sinopharm vaccine is being offered to a handful of wealthy people paying for access to the United Arab Emirates’ Covid-19 vaccination programme as part of a partnership to “bring tourism into the area”, according to an exclusive London club that claims to be brokering the service.The vaccine is in wide usage in the UAE but is yet to re...
Tags: Health, UK, London, China, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Emirates, United Arab Emirates, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Inequality, Uae, The super-rich, Coronavirus, Knightsbridge Circle


Working women are still being disproportionately hurt by the pandemic recession

Ashley Testerman helps John Jolley resolve his unemployment claim at an unemployment event in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 15, 2020. Nick Oxford/The Washington Post/Getty Images In December, the US economy lost a surprising 140,000 nonfarm payroll jobs, with women taking the worst of the losses. Recovery will likely be uneven, and experts say it's key to provide resources for the women forced out of the workforce. This includes paid childcare and paid sick leave, according to one expert Insider...
Tags: Women, US, Trends, Economy, Cnn, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Unemployment, Recovery, Biden, Inequality, PPP, ILO, Tulsa Oklahoma, Mason, Latina, International Labour Organization ILO


Why both parties pushed their populist messaging around GameStop and Robinhood

The GameStop fiasco revealed something bigger about class and populism in American politics. Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The GameStop stock trading fiasco offers a look into the role class plays in American politics. Both Democrats and Republicans called for financial accountability after Robinhood froze trades. Voter and economic data paint a more complicated picture around the notion of the middle class. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The ...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, Republicans, Congress, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Analysis, David, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Tennessee, Reddit