Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Intergenerational family social capital and inequalities in Guayaquil, Ecuador

This paper describes the role of intergenerational processes in increasing or reducing multidimensional inequality in Indio Guayas, a low-income peripheral settlement in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It also examines the importance of … Continue reading

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Inequality as Entitlements over Labor

The modern study of economic inequality is based on the distribution of entitlements over goods and services. But social commentators at least since Rousseau have been concerned with a different … Continue reading

Friday, 1 May 2020 · Leave a comment

Understanding the relationship between Poverty and Inequality

In this report we summarise the findings from a series of papers that explore the relationships between poverty measured in various ways and inequalities in people’s incomes. This programme of … Continue reading

Thursday, 13 February 2020 · Leave a comment

Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: Inequalities in human development in the 21st century

The demonstrations sweeping across the world today signal that, despite unprecedented progress against poverty, hunger and disease, many societies are not working as they should. The connecting thread, is inequality. … Continue reading

Thursday, 23 January 2020 · Leave a comment

Climate Justice and the Right to the City

The two great challenges facing cities worldwide in the decades to come are inequality and climate change. Yet the two challenges, and the two sets of political infrastructures that prioritize … Continue reading

Sunday, 2 June 2019 · Leave a comment

Follow the Money: Equitably financing child survival

Four years on from the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, child mortality rates continue to fall, yet big inequalities in child survival persist. Deprived and marginalised children are far … Continue reading

Thursday, 11 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Mapping Society (UCL free book)

From a rare map of yellow fever in eighteenth-century New York, to Charles Booth’s famous maps of poverty in nineteenth-century London, an Italian racial zoning map of early twentieth century … Continue reading

Monday, 24 September 2018 · Leave a comment

Assessing Austerity: Monitoring the human rights impacts of fiscal consolidation

In the decade since the 2008 global economic crisis, fiscal austerity has become the new normal. In the name of fiscal discipline, governments in more than two-thirds of countries throughout … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 · Leave a comment

Beyond the Tyranny of Averages: Development Progress from the Bottom Up

Relying on averages is worsening inequality within countries. A new AidData report looks at whether aid financing reaches the poorest regions and finds that donors are missing the mark…policymakers often … Continue reading

Saturday, 30 September 2017 · Leave a comment