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Current History (2023) 122 (844): 167–171.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Ellison Tjirera German colonial rule, followed by South African occupation, left Namibia with lasting patterns of extreme inequality in land ownership. Reform plans issued in recent decades have yielded little relief for the landless majority, including urban dwellers. Despite the emergence of new...
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Current History (2022) 121 (838): 291–297.
Published: 01 November 2022
... narrative of science and finance teaming up against a virus and delivering a silver bullet in the form of a new vaccine, rather than recognizing that a health emergency reflects patterns of inequality within and across countries and other social factors that need to be addressed. Given the interconnection...
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Current History (2022) 121 (836): 218–223.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Myungji Yang Over the quarter-century since the Asian financial crisis, social inequality has become more visible, and precariousness is now a part of daily life for many in South Korea. Examining patterns of disparity in different areas and the ways in which social discontent with increasing...
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Current History (2022) 121 (834): 157–160.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of the University of California 2022 Pakistan Karachi urbanization inequality violence crime terrorism Beneath Karachi’s horizon of new skylines lurks the uneasy presence of erasures . Her purview across the terrain of urban inequalities and difference is mobilized by these five key workers...
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Current History (2022) 121 (834): 141–146.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., corruption in the delivery of economic support, and existing health inequalities. As in other developing countries, the pandemic has severely affected Bangladesh’s economy. The GDP growth rate fell to 2.4 percent in 2020, from 8.2 percent the year before. (Real GDP growth rebounded to 5.2 percent...
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Current History (2022) 121 (832): 57–62.
Published: 01 February 2022
... of that same reason, they might prove to be just another ephemeral process in a volatile country still coming to terms with its recent internal conflict. © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 Peru Pedro Castillo inequality history politics azotado de fechas con espinas...
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Current History (2021) 120 (829): 326–331.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Principle,” in order to deliver justice in climate policymaking. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 climate change inequality history colonialism accountability climate justice Many people know the insult of being looked at and dismissed—erased on account...
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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
... 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 Nursing homes have emerged as the public face of the pandemic. 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
... within the same country. I recently visited two of the poorest rural com- munities in central Poland s Mazowsze province. Average per capita GDP levels are relatively high in the area due to its proximity to Warsaw, but deep intraregional inequalities persist. One of these communities was an industrial...
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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...