The World Social Science Report 2016: Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World launched on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden. The event was hosted by the Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences (SSEESS). The Report includes a section authored by Professor Alberto Minujin entitled “Increasing childhood equality in cities: a practical intervention through policy, research and advocacy” about Equity for Children research conducted on intra-urban inequities in several Colombian cities.
The World Social Science Report 2016 highlights the latest social science knowledge on the state of inequalities today, and examines the effects of inequalities across multiple dimensions including gender, environment, access to knowledge, wealth and political power. Looking to the future, the Report asks what scenarios may develop from current levels of inequality, and highlights transformative responses to inequality at all levels, from the grassroots to global governance.
The Report challenges the social sciences to develop more innovative combinations of research to better understand why and how inequalities persist. It also points to inequalities in the production of social science knowledge itself – over 80% of academic publications on inequality in the past twenty years are by researchers based in North America and Europe – and calls for strengthened research on inequality from around the world, especially in those countries at the lower ends of the inequality scales.
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Download Alberto Minujin’s article Increasing childhood equality in cities: a practical intervention through policy, research and advocacy here.
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