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Subject: inequality

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Barbararisks her life every day to irrigate her crops because she is forced to collect water from the Zambezi river

Inequality is worse than you think. And yes, we have the data

Our recent report on global inequality faced criticism from some voices in the sector and beyond. Nick Galasso explains why the critics are wrong and why we're so sure of our data.  ...

The Bitexco Financial Tower, framed by high rise flats and poor housing along the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Naming the system

Nancy Folbre, a feminist economist and professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, reflects on Davos and puts a name to our economic system.  ...

Just 8 billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion poeple

Extreme inequality and the push for an alternative future

Deborah Hardoon introduces our new report, 'An Economy for the 99%' and argues that extreme inequality and a crisis in economics have created the appetite for an alternative vision for the...

Tondo slum in Manila, Philippines, 2014

Inequality and violence

In this blog Deborah Hardoon explores the wider social impact of inequality, and in particular the relationship between inequality and violence. ...

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Fighting inequality through tax and budget work

OPINION:  Today Oxfam and its partners releases the Fiscal Justice Global Track Record, a report on advancing rights through tax and budget work. Below are several commentaries...

Barbara collects water from the Zambezi river, Zambia. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith

Tax transparency and the developing world

This blog lays out how the global corporate tax system affects the developing world and why ActionAid, Christian Aid and Oxfam are calling for change in their recent paper, Getting to Good: Towards...

Council Housing in Tower Hamlets, dwarfed by the financial buildings of Canary Wharf (Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam)

Inequality and division in the UK – Ensuring the economy works for everyone

The UK is one of the most unequal nations in the developed world. This blog highlights the nature of poverty and inequality and calls on Prime Minister Theresa May to ensure that employment offers...

University of West of Scotland cleaning staff. The workers took part in a focus group as part of the research project. Credit: University of West of Scotland

Decent work for low paid workers: a job to be done

LEARNING: As 'Decent work for all' is one of the SDGs, understanding what decent work means in context is important. Here, Francis Stuart talks about the new publication 'Decent...

panama papers

Thank you, Mossack Fonseca, for a textbook case study

OPINION: In light of the Panama Papers, tax havens have come under more scrutiny than ever before. Here Franziska Mager, Research Assistant at Oxfam, delves into why these leaks show the links...

Elizabeth, 26, a mother of two, works at the Jamaica dump in the middle of the Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 2, 2014.

Extreme wealth is threatening women's fight for equality

OPINION: Women are multiply disadvantaged in the global economy. Tackling gender injustices could lead to both women's economic empowerment and wider economic growth, but as Francesca...

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