Feminist solutions to man-made economic inequality

Anam Parvez Economics, Education, Gender, Health, In the news, Inequality, Tax, Women's Economic Empowerment

Francesca Rhodes, Gender Policy Advisor, Man-Kwun Chan, Influencing Advisor, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Care, and Anam Parvez Butt, Gender Justice Research Lead at Oxfam GB outline some of the key ways public spending and taxation could reduce gender inequality. In the words of feminist activist, Paula Varela: ‘Women… have the majority of the precarious jobs, and we perform the overwhelming …

Would you care more about inequality, if you understood the scale of it?

james Inequality, Methodology

[buzzsprout episode=’2559235′ player=’true’] This podcast looks at people’s perceptions of inequality, what they care about and what they want done about it. Taken from research commissioned for Oxfam by Christopher Hoy at the Australia National University, we give an insight into how this data can be used for campaigning work. As part of Oxfam’s release of Reward Work, Not Wealth for …

Reward work, not wealth infographic

james Inequality

This week Oxfam released its Reward Work, Not Wealth report, to raise awareness about the scale of inequality globally. Below is a snapshot infographic, pulling out the key charts and stats from the report.  [infogram id=”7b56d939-ca6f-4174-8d80-94234bf35be8″ prefix=”UGm” format=”interactive” title=”Reward work, not wealth”]

Reward work, not wealth: How can we solve the inequality crisis?

Nick Bryer Inequality

[buzzsprout episode=’2559241′ player=’true’] In this podcast, we speak to the authors and advisers of a new Oxfam report Reward work, not wealth, and discuss the links between inequality and poverty, as well as the solutions that governments and the private sector should adopt. Last year saw the biggest increase in billionaires in history, one more every two days. This huge …

Wealth and income inequality: two trends, one story

Diego Vazquez Inequality, Living wage, Tax

As Oxfam launches it’s Reward Work, Not Wealth report, Diego Vazquez takes us through the difference between income and wealth.  One of the most interesting findings in the latest Davos report is that whilst the inequality crisis continues to increase with the accumulation of the world´s wealth by a just few billionaires, global income inequality has decreased during the last …

Extreme inequality and the push for an alternative future

Deborah Hardoon Inequality, Tax

Deborah Hardoon introduces our new report, ‘An Economy for the 99%‘ and argues that extreme inequality and a crisis in economics have created the appetite for an alternative vision for the future. erd Alert. As a student of economics, I always found the technical aspects of the subject deeply satisfying. Getting to the ‘right’ answer using algebra and statistics, solving …