Tag: Inequality

Russia’s Gender Pay Gap by: Ashley Weldon

In the past few decades, the gender pay gap between Russian men and women has remained consistent, with women earning around 74% of what men earn. This gender pay gap can be explained by gender segregation across different employment sectors and industries and gender discrimination. While the employment gap between men and women in Russia is relatively small, hovering around… Read more →

Land Seizure in South Africa, Ebenezer Sampong

As we briefly discussed in our discussion section, a controversy over inequality and land in South Africa has emerged recently. While land seizure without compensation would commonly, perhaps even uncontroversily be seen as unequal and undemocratic, the specific dynamics and history of apartheid make such a narrative less convincing. Mike Cohen with the Washington Post reports that “the problem dates back… Read more →

Women’s Rights in Russia Across the 20th and 21st Centuries by: Ashley Weldon

By: Ashley Weldon By tracking the nonlinear progress of educational, political, and social progress for Russian women across the last century, recurrent beliefs centering around the role and perception of women emerge, which continue to appear in the country today. Many of the freedoms earned by women have been subsequently stripped away depending on Russia’s military outcomes and economic conditions. In 1905,… Read more →

Colonial Abuse Goes Corporate: Democratic Republic of Congo|Thomas Doyle

Colonialism, the abuse that is inherent to colonial rule, and the systematic injustice that was status quo for hundreds of years is finally over. At least, that is the perception that many of us in the west have, when we think of what was happening in African colonies only a short time ago. While foreigners are no longer coming to… Read more →

Poverty and Education Inequality in Latin America (Angel Martinez)

In Latin America, countries such as Mexico and Peru have made strides to improve their education systems. One of these include minimizing their gender gap. When viewing statistics for the net attendance rate, literacy rate, and primary school completion, these countries have managed to make education equal for men and women with only differences being no greater than a percentage… Read more →

Ebenezer Sampong — ‘Africa’s Richest Woman’ No More?

According to the CIA World Factbook, as of 2008, an estimated 36.6% of the Angolan population lives below the poverty line. Despite this fact, Angola also features ‘Africa’s Richest Woman’ or Isabel dos Santos, with an estimated net worth of 2 billion dollars (Forbes). How can these two facts be reconciled? While this news would usually seem like something worth… Read more →

Russia’s War on Women by: Ashley Weldon

By: Ashley Weldon Russia is a country steeped in a long and rich cultural history of literature, dance, and artistic works; known for its expansive and highly populated territories, and since Putin’s election in 2000, the country’s scores for press, economic, and political freedom have increased over time (“Russian Federation”). The country is, however, plagued by a variety of social… Read more →