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A visual archive which draws upon resources taken from the Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration and The Illustration Archive. Themed sections on rational dress and bloomers, sports wear, work clothes, work and war explore the history of womens dress changes in the 19th/ 20th century and their relationship with women’s rights and feminism. See these marvellous 19th […]
According to the latest analysis from IFS: ‘In 1995–96, 65% of those aged 25–34 with incomes in the middle 20% for their age owned their own home. Twenty years later, that figure was just 27%.’ The research covers the last 20 years and considers national and regional levels of ownership and the relationship between trends in […]
Free access to this special issue from GISWatch. It focuses on conditions in six Asian states: Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Thailand.
The United States Census Bureau Data Repository is hosted by ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research). It was created as a result of recommendations arising from the 2017 Report of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking and will preserve survey instruments, specifications, data dictionaries, codebooks, and other materials provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. […]
According to new research from the World Bank Global and Regional Trends in Women’s legal protection against domestic violence and sexual harassment. It has listings of those countries which do not have laws protecting against sexual violence and domestic violence as well as analysis on trends in legislation between 2013-2017. Data sources and methodology are provided in […]
Part of the Northern Ireland Political Collection, curated by the Linen Hall Library, has been digitised. The Divided Society project makes available documents that were published between 1990 and 1998 in the UK, Ireland and further afield. Access is free to those in the UK, who have to make an account. Access the collection at: […]
The Freedom of the Press Foundation launched in November 2017 a collection on Archive.it where they aim to preserve independent news services which have been threatened by multinational large corporation ownership. At the moment they only have 2 titles but it is intended that this will grow due to the media ownership environment. They include […]
This book from the World Bank tracks the wealth of 141 countries between 1995 and 2014. It moves beyond simple GDP to examine 19 types of natural capital, net foreign assets and human capital (with breakdowns by gender and type of employment) which underlie the simple GDP production.
Latest shocking data from the UK Office of National Statistics. This compares with 4% of men. See the methodology and full report on the website. The website also includes other crime surveys for England and Wales. The UK has one of the highest levels of recorded sexual violence crime in Europe. Eurostat provides details of […]
Vote 100 website. To mark the centenary of votes for women, Royal Holloway, University of London, and the UK Parliament have developed a free online course exploring the history of women’s rights and suffrage. To find out how to sign up for its launch, explore the Events Listing.