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World Social Science Report 2016: Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World

The World Social Science Report 2016 focuses on the critical issues of inequalities and social justice.

The Report warns that unchecked inequalities could jeopardize the sustainability of economies, societies and communities, undermining efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

It highlights significant gaps in social science data about inequalities in different parts of the world and, to support progress towards more inclusive societies, calls for more robust research into the links between economic inequalities and disparities in areas such as gender, education and health.

The World Social Science Report features contributions from more than 100 experts. It was overseen by a scientific advisory committee of leading academics from all regions. The report was prepared by the ISSC in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), a leading global institution for research, teaching and information on international development, and co-published with UNESCO.

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