Monthly Archives: October 2013

Do people always create the same status hierarchies?

It’s been a while since we talked about the inequality hypothesis on this blog. It’s also been a while since I’ve seen any coverage of it elsewhere. For certain politicians and commentators on the left it seems to have settled … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Poverty and Welfare Reform

In the last few weeks in the UK there has been a surge in high profile figures – from TV chef’s to government ministers – blaming ‘poor people’ for their poverty. In this guest post, Joe Penny from the new … Continue reading

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Money worries are cognitive handicap for poor people

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while, but am only just now getting around to it. At the end of August, Science published a paper showing that worrying about money has a significant impact on poor people’s … Continue reading

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Digital inequalities: it’s not just about being online but what you do when you get there

In this guest post, Claire Preston unpacks the latest evidence on ‘digital inequalities’ – how disadvantaged groups can be further disadvantaged in their access to (and use of) the internet. This year’s Oxford Internet Survey (OxIS) is just out and … Continue reading

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