Welfare states are having to run harder to stand still. They need to act in mutual support to win the race against inequality and poverty.
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The pandemic threatens to exacerbate gender inequalities and reinforce the association between women and unpaid care—unless contrary action is taken.
The coronavirus crisis has highlighted—and widened—the persistent discrimination, disadvantage and injustices women face.
The European Union needs to raise its vaccination target and bring it forward. The good news is it can.
Concrete commitments must follow today’s Social Summit in Porto if the promise of a social Europe is to be realised.
Kate Pickett widens the panorama from the all-consuming coverage in Britain of the death of Prince Philip to ask why human lives and labours are so differentially valued.
Europe’s lockdowns highlighted the right to housing—and its link to health and security. For many, however, it remains a distant privilege.
New EU digital rules need to tackle the business model of surveillance capitalism.
As the Social Summit looms, a step change in social and environmental rights is needed to realise the EU’s just-transition goal.
The distribution of coronavirus vaccine around the world is glaringly unjust. But many wealthy countries have an equity problem of their own.
Work and life are often thought of as a zero-sum of hours in conflict but work-life balance also depends on investment in care and men’s full participation in the home.
The European Commission’s proposal to reduce the stubborn gender pay gap pulls some punches, apparently anticipating employer resistance.
European social dialogue fell into desuetude under the neoliberal Barroso commission. Hairdressers might just put some colour back in it.
Covid-19 hit societies in Europe rendered frail by austerity. Investment in public services and their workers is essential if they are to recover.
The pandemic has overshadowed, but not reduced, refugee flows to Europe. Damaging misconceptions of asylum-seekers haven’t softened either.
The Action Plan shows ambition on poverty, employment and training. But the concrete measures are not (yet) up to the task.
International Women’s Day falls in the shadow of a pandemic which has hit women hard around the world.
Kate Pickett contends in a new Social Europe column that inequalities go together—and so their opponents shouldn’t get drawn into rivalry.