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SDG 10 Reduced Inequality

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SDG 10 Reduced Inequality

Social inequality makes combating COVID-19 even harder
SDG 10
Social inequality makes combating COVID-19 even harder

Study shows that São Paulo City has eight distinct urban groups in economic, social and cultural terms, making effective action against the pandemic a challenge.


Vulnerability of Brazilian workers evaluated in crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
SDG 3, SDG 10
Vulnerability of Brazilian workers evaluated in crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Only 13.8% of the workforce has jobs in sectors not badly hit by social isolation according to a research network set up to propose ways of improving the quality of government policies for dealing with the crisis.


The COVID-19 pandemic requires society to provide more care for the elderly
SDG 3, SDG 10
The COVID-19 pandemic requires society to provide more care for the elderly

Some 300,000 older people live alone in São Paulo City, and more than 8,000 say they have no one to turn to for help. A study supported by FAPESP describe their vulnerability in the ongoing public health crisis.


Housing deficit makes “vertical isolation” impossible, Brazilian researchers say
SDG 3, SDG 10
Housing deficit makes “vertical isolation” impossible, Brazilian researchers say

Research by the FAPESP-funded Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) shows that it is not feasible to separate high-risk groups in low-income communities, where the majority of the Brazilian population live. The problem is especially acute in the Southeast region, with metropolitan São Paulo displaying the largest deficit.


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