February is LGBT+ History month. Here is a list of some of the many LGBT-related resources in the library https://rl.talis.com/3/leicester/lists/8D028B92-A355-F78A-3C82-A95539A45FEE.html?lang=en-GB&login=1
Interesting working paper covering the situation in France which found that after gender quota in academic hiring committees were imposed in France in 2015 there was a negative impact on women. As the author states ‘the reform signiﬁcantly worsened both the probability of being hired and the ranks of women, with a treatment eﬀect equivalent […]
Just released from the United Nations development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), the latest edition of this index with an online data bank. It covers 105 nations and measures overlapping deprivations at the household level across the living standards, health and education. It shows the incidence of poor people […]
An economic modelling tool designed by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) for understanding the effects of climate change on the economy. Users can simulate trajectories of climate change and their relationship to the economy building visualisations of impact on world maps. For instance suggest a carbon price to prevent high temperature anomaly and to […]
Just released, the annual flag ship report from the ILO which has data and supporting essays on trends. The feature this year is the Gender pay gap.
Oxfam have now gathered together reports, news and indicators on all aspects of their work on land rights on a new website. There are thematic subsections on women’s rights, indigenous groups and business and land. It is a good supplement to the FAO Gender and land rights database which has country profiles and general indicators.
USAID Library relaunched with enhanced data. This website provides information on projects supported from its funding. You can search, find and visualise datasets. It is possible to search for materials by region, sustainable development goals and also to retrieve programme evaluations. Other good sources of aid are: AidData.org Research lab based at the College of William & Mary which seeks to make aid […]
Last week comments from Sir Philip Alston UN Envoy on Poverty about inequality in the UK were widely reported. The Guardian summarised the main points But what are the facts? Read the actual press release from United Nations Office for Human Rights Office for National Statistics reports on families below average income. General information on personal income, debt and household […]
Interesting research from IFS looking at early career rewards from obtaining a degree. It focuses upon overall average impact of attending HE on earnings at age 29, taking into account previous characteristics pre-university. Interestingly women often earn more in the first few years than men but later in life they fall behind due to career breaks.
Which countries do the most to help reduce poverty? The second annual index from Oxfam. The index is based on a new database of indicators, covering 157 countries, which measures government action on social spending, tax and labour rights – three areas found to be critical to reducing the gap. The full methodology and an […]