OECD WTO Balanced Trade in Services (BaTIS) dataset is now available. This attempts to address lack of emphasis in other trade databases (which focus primarily on merchandise) on bilateral trade in services between nations. It currently contains data for 191 countries for the 11 main service categories in the Extended Balance of Payments Services (EBOPS) 2002 classification […]
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…according to the latest annual Princes Trust survey of 2,194 16-25 year olds. Get the full results from their website. Many suffer anxiety, a lack of confidence and control over their future. For example 59% of working young people feel they need opportunities to develop their skills before they can think about career options. The site […]
Helpful new paper from the House of Commons Library: Briefing Paper 8265 by Philip Brien and Matthew Keep, published in March 2018 It covers income and spending from 1689-2016 and includes statistical charts on total government income and spending as a percentage of GDP for the last 300 years. There are also sections on taxation and other […]
The deadline for employers with 250 or more employees to report their gender pay gap has now passed. The regulations and enforcement procedures are on the Equality and Human Rights Commission There is also UK Government advice with examples of reports from the UK government website The Guardian reviewed the preliminary results as a symptom of deep prejudice. They […]
The shocking findings from a recent NUS survey is that ‘1 in 3 Muslim students suffered discrimination and abuse’ In November 2017, NUS Women’s and Black Students’ campaigns undertook research to understand the experiences of Muslims in Further and Higher Education in the UK. This report outlines those findings and recommendations that arose from them. […]
French Language day was celebrated on 20th March. Journée de la langue française is a day designated by the United Nations to celebrate multiculturalism and diversity. The official website has some UN resources on the benefits of language learning. Here some free French language resources. Culturethèque– the Library of the Institut Français library in London […]
The new Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Academic Journal Guide for 2018 has been launched. It is updated every three years. https://charteredabs.org/academic-journal-guide-2018-available-now/ (it is necessary to register on the site to obtain access to the AJG) The main feature of this edition the addition of 180 new journals into the list. Other important developments have […]
A new educational resource from the National Archives designed for teachers of Key stage 1,3,5 – Suffragettes on File . It makes use of 40 original documents and has lessons planned around the theme. Topics include forcible feeding, window smashing campaign and the activities of the WSPU.
Last week the OECD introduced the OECD Toolkit for Mainstreaming & Implementing Gender Equality. This aims to identify measures to increase women’s participation in a range of situations focusing on the 4 areas of government, parliament, judiciary and public administration. The main portal offers free access to a wealth of gender related resources. Use it to […]
A new report from the Simon Wiesenthal center finds the rise of alt-tech far-right digital websites and platforms. The report also has an accompanying Digital Terrorism and Hate ‘Report Card’ which evaluates the efforts of powerful online platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter in removing extremist content.