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A new handy reference tool from the World Bank for those seeking accessible statistics on gender. It covers 217 countries, tracing progress in closing gender gaps between 2000-2017. Topics covered include education, health, agency and employment.
According to the County Councils Network Independent review of local government spending need and funding,an independent analysis of councils’ financial sustainability up to 2025 from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), Councils in England could face a funding black hole of over £50bn over the next six years. Read the full report on methodology and regional breakdowns to get […]
Which parties are left-wing, right-wing or Eurosceptic populist? Find out using The Populist, a Project supported by the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, The Guardian and the ECPR Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy. The list enables students to quickly identify which parties in Europe can be identified as Eurosceptic, left or right wing .It […]
A pan-European project, with independent funders such as VoxPop, which aims to engage citizens in online discussions about politics by using an algorithm to match them with someone from a different country with different viewpoints. The aim is to foster broader discussion to encourage reflection.
A new online exhibition available via Google Arts And Culture which has been curated in association with the LSE Library. It has visual images of the first women MPs with brief biographies of their achievements and challenges. It was created in connection with the Library’s current exhibition on the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 which opened […]
How much overtime do British workers do? The Office for National Statistics has Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE). It has data on hours and wages by occupation, gender and region. According to the TUC there was £32 billion unpaid hours put in in 2018. They calculated that by occupation teachers put in the most unpaid […]
This article mentioned in the Times Higher last week had the headline Do some overtime (but not too much) It is based on this article: Fontinha, R., Easton, S., & Van Laar, D. (2019) ‘Overtime and quality of working life in academics and nonacademics: The role of perceived work-life balance.’ International Journal of Stress Management, 26(2), 173-183 which used […]
Released by JISC this week and based on extensive user research is the latest version of this road map which signposts the best route to creating a future digitally-inclusive university.
Yes, according to the latest report from UNESCO entitled I’d blush if I could: closing gender divides in digital skills through education The 145-page report feels that there is evidence of this with voice assistants being programmed with female voices which reinforce stereotypes of subservience and passivity. It has guidelines for digital inclusion in AI […]
IDAHOBIT 2019 The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is 17th May Stonewall has shared some key support organisations. Its website has examples of continuing discrimination. The TUC has also released reports of LGBT harassment at work Censorship can and still does continue. Each year the American Library Association provides a list of books that […]