International Woman’s Day was celebrated on the 8th March This year the theme was press for progress. In Spain over 5 million women joined a strike which was supported by local mayor. This English language version from El Pais explains more. TUC announced shocking findings showing that women effectively work for free for 67 days of […]
As the winners of the Academy awards 2018 have been announced, here are some social science sites for locating materials on the economics of the Oscars. The Independent has an interesting section of facts on impacts on careers which was published in 2016. Statista has a fact file of data on the awards, which subscribers […]
This is the website of a research project run jointly by the Global Development Institute (GDI, University of Manchester) and the Sheffield Institute for International Development. It is attempting to map the complex landscape of relationships within the UK-based international development NGO sector. It is using information already available in the public domain, focusing on members of […]
…according to the latest annual report from the Resolution Foundation. It analyses prospects for real spending, household incomes and inequalities over the next five years in the UK using official ONS data. For more information on the methodology and to download the full text go to the website. For data on changes in living standards […]
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 […]
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.
Interesting report released by the University of Southampton and the New Local Government Network. It shows that votes to remain or leave were influenced by place and the economic development and connection to the global economy of that place, particularly regarding immigration and attitudes to the past. Analysis of survey data confirms that residents of […]
Westland100.org.uk is a good resource for social and economic historians. In addition to the history of the factory, it features an extensive oral history archive of aircraft manufacturing in Yeovil from 1915 to 2015. Articles and online sound files are provided. Topics covered include: trade unions and women workers.
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/08/carrie-gracie-letter-in-full The BBC’s China editor resigned this week over pay inequality. Her open letter to licence payers can be viewed via The Guardian.
New independent economic analysis commissioned by the Mayor of London. Looks at the impact on London and the rest of the UK of 5 possible Brexit scenarios.