Rising inequality

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  • Future historians may well look upon the years 1978–80 as a revolutionary turning-point in the world’s social and economic history. In 1978, Deng Xiaoping took the first momentous steps towards the liberalization of a communist-ruled economy in a country that accounted for a fifth of the world’s population. The path that Deng defined was to transform China in two decades from a closed backwater to an open centre of capitalist dynamism with sustained growth rates unparalleled in human history....

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  • Assessments and audits (e.g., health impact assessments) can be used to help decision makers evaluate project or policy choices to increase positive health outcomes and minimize adverse health outcomes and health inequities. Understanding all risks and impacts of municipal planning or investment decisions, including those that can affect health, will help ensure that land use and transportation investments are aligned with positive and equitable health outcomes.

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  • Developing Asia achieved impressive economic growth in the last decade and had remarkable success in lifting large numbers of people in the region out of poverty. At the same time, recent evidence suggests that in many growing economies of developing Asia, rising income disparities are widening the gap between the rich and the poor.

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  • We all know it’s not always easy as women to live up to what’s expected of us in the 21st century.We’re supposed to run the family, the home and a job and stillwe struggle with inequalities in thewaywomen are treated, particularly around those everyday issues such as balancing home and family life, or women’s lack of equal pay. It’s hardly surprising that the incidence of stress and depression is rising. But we rarely encounter women who are experiencing the severe and enduring conditions of mental illness and distress that are described here....

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  • Rising health premiums are exacerbating income inequality and making coverage too costly for many Americans. The Kaiser Family Foundation found that employer-sponsored health insurance premiums have more than doubled in the last nine years, a rate four times faster than wage increases.38 A study by McKinsey Global Institute of widening income gaps among U.S.

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  • The Global Findex data show sharp disparities in the use of financial services between high-income and developing economies and across individual character- istics. The share of adults in high-income economies with an account at a formal financial institution is more than twice that in developing economies. And around the world, men and more educated, wealthier, and older adults make greater use of formal financial services. Novel cross-country data on self-reported reasons for not having a formal ac- count make it possible to identify barriers to financial inclusion.

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  • To come to terms with crime and violence in South Africa, the contributors to this volume suggest that we must go beyond the masks of both the criminal and society itself - the hidden social processes that give rise to crime and violence. They indicate that crime is imbedded in the social structure, in the integration of families and communities, in the breakdown of authority and trust, and in inequalities that breed hostility and disempowerment.

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  • Almost one in six people in the UK will suffer from mental ill-health, such as anxiety or depression, in their lifetime. i Mental ill-health can cause, and be caused by, health and social inequalities. It accounts for almost 20% of the burden of disease in Europe. ii Poor mental health also costs the economy an estimated £26.1 billion a year, because of the thousands of people unable to work due to their mental illness.

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