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The Pursuit of Gender Equality – An Uphill Battle

Gender inequalities persist in all areas of social and economic life and across countries. Young women in OECD countries generally obtain more years of schooling than young men, but women are less likely than men to engage in paid work. … Continue reading

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Why our ancestors were more gender equal than us

It is often believed that hierarchical and sometimes oppressive social structures like the patriarchy are somehow natural – a reflection of the law of the jungle. But the social structure of today’s hunter gatherers suggests that our ancestors were in … Continue reading

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How Hunter-Gatherers maintained their Egalitarian Ways

During the twentieth century, anthropologists discovered and studied dozens of different hunter-gatherer societies, in various remote parts of the world, who had been nearly untouched by modern influences. Wherever they were found–in Africa, Asia, South America, or elsewhere; in deserts … Continue reading

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Play as a Foundation for Hunter-Gatherer Social Existence

Hunter-gatherers promoted, through cultural means, the playful side of their human nature and this made possible their egalitarian, nonautocratic, intensely cooperative ways of living. Hunter-gatherer bands, with their fluid membership, are likened to social-play groups, which people could freely join … Continue reading

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Interactive Inequalities and Equality in the Social Bond

Based upon the results of three empirical studies conducted in Chile, this paper discusses: (1) the expansion of the perception of a specific type of inequalities in this society: interactive inequalities. These are perceived inequalities that focus on the treatment … Continue reading

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The Spirit Level: Why Equality Is Better for Everyone

Why do we mistrust people more in the UK than in Japan? Why do Americans have higher rates of teenage pregnancy than the French? What makes the Swedish thinner than the Greeks? The answer: inequality.This groundbreaking book, based on years … Continue reading

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Educación: Una cuestión de equidad

La prueba PISA, medición de la calidad de la educación que realiza el llamado “club de los países desarrollados” reunido en la OECD, trajo buenas noticias: el nivel de lectura de los niños chilenos ha mejorado progresivamente. Sin embargo, también … Continue reading

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