Inequalities and COVID-19 crisis. Can we continue in the same way?

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Ljiljana Čabrilo Blagojević


  In a short period of forty years, the world has changed its physiognomy. The rapid economic growth of several Asian countries in the last few decades has significantly contributed to the reduction of global inequality. According to UN data [1], the world's poverty rate has halved since 2000. However, although inequality has diminished on a global scale, there has been an increase in inequality within states themselves and a deterioration in living standards in Western democracies. The middle, and especially the lower middle class of these countries, although among the best positioned groups in the world, was affected by weak economic growth, stagnant incomes, and high polarization in society at the national level. In all of this, the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemics, initially qualified as a "great equalizer" of world inequalities, has shown that the virus, while not discriminating towards race or gender, deepens pre-existing imbalances in the distribution of world wealth and other inequalities.


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Čabrilo Blagojević, L. . (2021). Inequalities and COVID-19 crisis. Can we continue in the same way?. National Interest, 2(5), 24–37. Retrieved from
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