Human inequality

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Dependence on inequality

Whereas within the advanced economies the trend has been towards greater economic and social equality, in the developing world development is tending to create new economic and social inequalities. In a general way, the developed countries are more egalitarian than the undeveloped because all classes of the population are better integrated into economic and social life, whereas in the less developed countries the obstacles to equality in education and the many forms of discrimination prevent certain groups from competing equitably with the others.


The impulse to inequality that leads to discrimination is ancient in its origins. From the earliest periods of human existence, groups developed prejudices towards others and then, in their attempts to increase economic wealth, political power, or cultural and social prestige, discriminated against those whom they regarded as different or somehow inferior and thus not entitled to equal treatment.

Broader Problems:
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
A: Abstract Fundamental Problems
Date of last update
09.04.2019 – 14:06 CEST