Inequality

May
22
Weekly Roundup: Sex differences in Partner Selection

Weekly Roundup: Sex differences in Partner Selection

Plus resource allocation in a pandemic, using Twitter to crowdsource symptoms, the relationship between being indebted and subjective well-being, and improving a hospital's public quality metrics.
14 min read
Mar
14
The Inverse Care Law

The Inverse Care Law

Socially disadvantaged people get less healthcare than socially advantaged people despite all the efforts to the contrary. Why is this? The Inverse Care Law forms the basis of a framework for getting some answers. But that just brings us to another question. What can we do about it?
16 min read
Feb
28
Social Health and Rural Populations

Social Health and Rural Populations

The effect of social health insurance is often thought to be universally positive. The results, however, are mixed at best.
6 min read
Jan
26
COVID-19 may have led to a decrease in worldwide inequality

COVID-19 may have led to a decrease in worldwide inequality

Prevailing wisdom says that income inequality has increased due to COVID-19. But has it? A new working paper by Angus Deaton argues exactly the opposite: inequality has actually decreased. But only if one takes China out of the picture.
6 min read