Inequality is one of the defining issues of our time: with the gaps between the haves and the have-nots growing steadily in many domains of life.
This interest group seeks to bring together scholars and scholarship on the topic of data and inequality. We do this in two ways. First, by asking how we might best employ new data streams to better understand economic, social, and political inequalities around the world. Second, by asking how digital data may actually serve to amplify or reduce existing inequalities or create new ones.
Schedule of activities, to include bi-weekly reading group meetings and a seminar series featuring leading scholars, policy makers and development practitioners, will commence late summer/early autumn 2017.