Topic : Society

  • The heat impressions of people waiting for a bus are left in the morning frost of a transit shelter in Vancouver Forum Article

    How should we measure inequality?

    At least since Kaldor (1961), the constancy of the labour share of income has been… more

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    Where do America’s international students come from?

    Through its higher education system, the US student population is slowly shedding an unfortunate… more

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    Why shelters can help eliminate violence against women

    Today, in a show of support for the United Nations campaign to end violence against women, I am… more

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    How personalised learning can help students succeed

    By conventional measures, the Summit Public Schools, founded in 2003, were a rousing success, with a… more

  • Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in blister packs are arranged on table in illustration picture in Ljubljana Forum Article

    How to tackle antibiotic resistance

    Antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health. Resistance makes it harder for physicians… more

  • A student shows another how to smile during etiquette training class at vocational school in Beijing Forum Article

    A missing factor in measures of happiness

    As I put pen to paper, my wife threw out a seasonal challenge: “Christmas is approaching – the time for… more

  • Influenza virus cells are high-lighted through a florescent microscope at the WHO National Influenza Center in Bangkok Forum Article

    Why do viruses incubate?

    Health workers returning to their home countries after working in Ebola-affecte… more

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    What an education debate can teach us about politics

    A paradoxical situation seems to confront today’s political scene and the choices it generates. On… more

  • A clinic support staff takes blood sample from a child at a clinic operated by Doctors without Borders in Bagega village in northeastern state of Zamfara Forum Article

    How to improve primary care for the poor

    Primary health care has many different definitions, but can be defined simply as the first… more

  • A pile of firewood is seen at a firewood merchant in the Varkiza suburb, south of Athens Forum Article

    Who suffers most from deforestation?

    The debate over deforestation has traditionally weighed the tradeoffs between local economic benefits and… more

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    How personalised learning can improve education

    When students are given the opportunity to pursue subjects that are of personal interest, or to participate… more

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    Has the internet improved our wellbeing?

    The conclusion that America has become vastly more unequal over the past 35 years is beyond doubt… more

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    The secret of wise leadership

    After 2 years I have just completed an executive education program in leadership at the World Economic… more

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    The best way to learn entrepreneurship

    This has been a very engaging debate and I want to thank Omar as well as the organizers and… more

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    Which is the best country to grow old in?

    It’s no secret that the global population is ageing. We’re living longer than ever and are healthier… more

  • Castellers, or human tower builders, Colla Jove Xiquets de Valls, start to form a human tower during a biannual competition in Tarragona Forum Video

    Video: What does our past tell us about our future?

    "Big history” examines our past, explains our present and imagines what is possible for our future. It… more

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    How to tackle violence against women

    Your name is Sarah. You live in New York, or perhaps Nairobi, where you divide your time between caring for… more

  • Residents are seen in the Villa 31 slum near Buenos Aires Forum Article

    How should we measure poverty?

    Most countries in the world measure their poverty using an absolute threshold, or in… more