The Value of Values in Poverty Reduction
Anti-poverty programs in the developing world often sputter because they clash with local culture and values. But researchers are finding success with programs that align with the tenets of the communities they’re trying to help.
The Societal Divide: What Can We Do About It?
Shinobu Kitayama explores the societal divides caused by socioeconomic class in a global context, along with its consequences and potential means of closing it.
Why Nobody Feels Rich: The Psychology Of Inequality
When Keith Payne was in the fourth grade, he realized he was poor. The epiphany came to him in the cafeteria. “We had a new cashier in the line that day,” he said. “And when
Your Loss, My Gain? Sharing Economy May Widen Wealth Gap
“Contract trading”—in which contract pricing replaces traditional wage setting—lowers freelance contractors’ perceived value and actual earnings alike, even when their actual work product is identical to that of a traditional employee.
Inequality and Attitudes
Psychological scientists Jolanda Jetten of University of Queensland, Australia, and Stefanie Sprong of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, explore how concerns about wealth inequality can affect support for strong and sometimes autocratic leadership.
Misperceptions About Racial Wealth Gap Examined in New Report
The vast majority of Americans underestimate the magnitude of economic inequality between Whites and racial minorities, particularly Black and Latinx people, according a research reported in Perspectives on Psychological Science.