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Current History (2020) 119 (820): 323–325.
Published: 20 October 2020
... formal conversations regarding end-of-life care may help Americans to age and die with dignity. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 COVID-19 pandemic health care inequality aging social policy The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the health, economic well-being...
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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 of...
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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): 11–15.
Published: 01 January 2019
... 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 and...
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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...
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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 and...
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Current History (2017) 116 (793): 320–323.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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
... 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): 49–54.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Jennifer Pribble The challenge for Chile is to ensure that policy making and governance are democratized further. Jennifer Pribble Chile Augusto Pinochet dictatorship democracy neoliberalism privatization vouchers health care pensions education policy trade protests inequality...
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Current History (2017) 116 (787): 43–48.
Published: 01 February 2017
... Matthew Carnes Latin America workforce informal economy labor trade middle class labor laws conditional cash transfers inequality Brazil Mexico Visit any of the great Latin American cities whether Bogotá or Buenos Aires, Lima or Mexico City, Santiago or São Paulo and you will be...
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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...
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Current History (2015) 114 (775): 291–297.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Anirudh Krishna developing countries inequality rural urban disparities globalization wealth distribution poverty democracy India A dilemma of governance is rearing its head in developing countries with large rural populations. More than half the world s population lives in such countries...
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Current History (2015) 114 (775): 298–304.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Uri Dadush [T]he most powerful underlying force driving increased inequality is not trade by itself but skill-biased technological change—machines and methods that reduce the need for unskilled labor and boost demand for more specialized and skilled workers. © 2015 Current History. All rights...
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Current History (2014) 113 (759): 26–29.
Published: 01 January 2014
... technology education inequality 26 Convergence presents great global challenges, but it also means escape from poverty for hundreds of millions and the creation of a vast new global middle class. Converging Economic Destinies uri dAduSh The economic convergence of large parts of the developing world...
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Current History (2013) 112 (758): 364–365.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Dunne Arab Spring Middle East Libya Tunisia Yemen Egypt Syria economic inequality political reform PERSPECTIVE Spring is not the most pleasant season in the Arab countries. The first time I spent the month of May in the Middle East, I was stunned when the mild weather turned sti- flingly...