This is one of a series of five papers outlining the particular domains and dimensions of inequality where new research may yield a better understanding of responses to this growing issue.
The aim of this paper is to describe, in very broad brushstrokes, the state of academic scholarship regarding social inequality, with an eye toward identifying important gaps. The focus is on four key interacting social domains:
1) socioeconomic (financial and human capital)
2) health (including physical and psychological)
3) political (access to power and political representation)
4) sociocultural (identity, cultural freedoms, and human rights)