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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 178–182.
Published: 01 May 2021
... even more vulnerable, unable to practice social distancing and forced to continue with marginal work such as scavenging to eke out a living. Drawing on interviews with residents of a Johannesburg settlement, the authors emphasize how urban space structures inequalities in every aspect of everyday life...
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Current History (2021) 120 (825): 127–132.
Published: 01 April 2021
... their children with remote learning, which threatens to worsen labor market inequality in India. But Dalits, at the bottom of the caste ladder, have recently. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 India caste inequality COVID-19 pandemic “The economic distress resulting...
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Current History (2021) 120 (825): 133–139.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of education, but that it could lead to restrictions on school choice, provincial autonomy, and linguistic diversity, while imposing a narrow vision of national identity. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 Pakistan education inequality Imran Khan The required ratio...
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Current History (2021) 120 (822): 9–14.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Ana Santos Rutschman The scramble among nations for limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccines has drawn attention to long-standing inequities in public health between the global North and South. The COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) is one of several initiatives to pool resources...
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Current History (2020) 119 (820): 323–325.
Published: 20 October 2020
... had died from the illness. The death toll has been especially steep for older adults, who are vulnerable not only to the virus, but also to the social isolation, stigmatization, and suffering the pandemic has wrought. COVID-19 pandemic health care inequality aging social policy...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2019
... racial inequality middle class social mobility corruption African National Congress education employment business Jacob Zuma Cyril Ramaphosa 169 The precarity of daily existence for so many black middle-class South Africans is heightened by dependence on political connections. South...
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Current History (2019) 118 (807): 123–129.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Anirudh Krishna India social mobility inequality education employment jobs caste system health care women's rights Narendra Modi 123 How to extend equality of opportunity across a vast and growing population is one of the most important problems facing India to- day. The ideal...
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Current History (2019) 118 (806): 96–102.
Published: 01 March 2019
... reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Tomasz Inglot Eastern Europe social mobility middle class inequality communism employment labor inequality populism labor migration welfare family policy Poland Hungary 96 The region has seen a radical shift from...
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Current History (2019) 118 (804): 16–21.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of California Frank-Borge Wietzke social mobility middle class poverty inequality economic policy politics identity developing countries China India Brazil 16 Political conflicts can flare up when new, increasingly vocal lower-middle- income groups enter the political arena and when...
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Current History (2019) 118 (804): 11–15.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of California Barbara Prainsack health care precision medicine DNA genome genetic medical technology regulation privacy inequality disease data 11 This new way of thinking about health and disease has tangible implications for when and how health-care interventions are set in motion...
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Current History (2018) 117 (803): 350–354.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California Erol Balkan Ahmet Öncü Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan globalization middle class social mobility inequality education culture religion Justice and Development Party 350 The AKP s neoliberal...
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Current History (2018) 117 (802): 298–303.
Published: 01 November 2018
... inequality social mobility 298 In the course of the Great Recession, already fragile black and Hispanic middle- class households lost huge amounts of wealth, which had often been painstak- ingly accumulated over many decades. The Great Recession and the Destruction of Minority Wealth DOUGLAS S. MASSEY...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 258–263.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Theodore Gerber Russia economic reform oligarchs middle class social mobility education cronyism corruption Soviet Union communism inequality 258 The fall of the Soviet Union sparked hopes that a Russian middle class would emerge and thrive, but so far it has not. Stalled Social...
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Current History (2018) 117 (796): 43–48.
Published: 01 February 2018
... North American Free Trade Agreement Mexico Canada United States trade labor maquiladoras manufacturing agriculture wages inequality immigration Donald Trump migration border The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took effect nearly a quarter-cen-tury ago, on January 1, 1994...
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Current History (2018) 117 (796): 69–72.
Published: 01 February 2018
... relations inequality Fidel Castro Raul Castro Cuban Revolution Spain remittances economic reforms Cuban diaspora Afro-Cubans 69 Afro-Cubans, who were once considered the backbone of the revolution, for the most part are being left out of the island s new opportunities . . . Race...
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Current History (2017) 116 (793): 320–323.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of the University of California Jeffrey Edward Green liberalism liberal democracy economic inequality financial crisis welfare income wealth poverty education plutocracy taxes PERSPECTIVE Has Inequality Led to a Crisis for Liberalism? JEFFREY EDWARD GREEN JEFFREY EDWARD GREEN is an associate...
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Current History (2017) 116 (791): 203–209.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of California Kristen Looney Meg Rithmire China urbanization cities population hukou system rural migrants economic development inequality From the enclosure of land in eighteenth-century England to the rise of megacities in the contemporary developing world, turning agricultural economies...
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Current History (2017) 116 (787): 43–48.
Published: 01 February 2017
... regular attendance at school by their children, receive a modest month- ly cash payment. Since these payments are made primarily to mothers, they help combat gender inequalities. And because they are frequently dis- bursed in electronic transfers through ATM cards, they incorporate low-income households...
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Current History (2017) 116 (787): 49–54.
Published: 01 February 2017
... neoliberalism privatization vouchers health care pensions education policy trade protests inequality democracy Michelle Bachelet political parties 49 The challenge for Chile is to ensure that policy making and governance are democratized further. Chile s Elites Face Demands for Reform...
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Current History (2016) 115 (781): 181–187.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Edward Lahiff Since the end of apartheid, South African land reform has struggled—and so far failed—to overcome extreme inequalities and historical injustices … © 2016 Current History. All rights reserved. 2016 The Regents of the University of California Edward Lahiff South Africa...