Why being the fairest of them all still pays
New University of Melbourne research finds economic inequality can actually incentivise some women to use their attractiveness or beauty to try to get ahead.
Warning on struggle street
The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA survey shows Australia is still a land of opportunity but poverty is up and income classes are becoming more entrenched
Can Victorian Labor really make ‘wage theft’ a crime?
Victorian Labor has promised to criminalise 'wage theft' if re-elected, but University of Melbourne experts argue this will be difficult to do at state level.
US Midterms and inequality in four graphs
Heading into the US Midterm elections a University of Melbourne expert uses four graphs to show how economic inequality is still shaping American politics.
Taking a clear look at inequality
Inequality in Australia is relatively stable but pockets of disadvantage need serious attention including job opportunities says University of Melbourne expert
Don’t blame inequality just on the ‘Fat Cats’
CEO salaries are often criticised as an example of widening income inequality, but a University of Melbourne expert says that focus misses the big picture.
Is it time to tax ‘old money’?
University of Melbourne philosopher Daniel Halliday argues it is time to tax old money to arrest the widening social inequality in Australia.
Are we getting the treatment of chronic diseases wrong?
A global study that includes the University of Melbourne finds that our current approach to multimorbidity leaves patients and health systems out-of-pocket.
Why are we so angry?
Why are we so angry, even though the world has never had it so good? Professor Peter Singer discusses what it means for the future.