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 […]
Useful mental health resources include: World Health Organization Mental Health Atlas; the latest (2017) edition provides data on 177 WHO members covering mental health policy, planning and services. It contains economic expenditure on mental health, measure of public mental health promotion campaigns and take-up rates in individual nations. Time to Change has resources to combat stigma […]
Get free access to sub-national level data on Europe’s regions. The 216 page publication includes chapters on regional policies and European Commission priorities, as well as statistics on population, health, education and training, labour market, economy, structural business statistics, research and innovation, digital economy and society, tourism, transport and agriculture. It also includes two special […]
This week the newspapers reported that life expectancy is falling or stalled in the UK for the first time since records began, but what are the facts on this? Here are some useful starting points: the statistics are taken from the National Life Tables 2015-2017. The website has details on the methodology. However life expectancy […]
Free ATMs are disappearing. Link provides monthly financial inclusion reports which map numbers and geographical locations of cash machines. The Payments Systems regulator sets out standards for monitoring inclusion. Between January and the start of July 2018, Link recorded that the the number of free-to-use ATMs reduced from 54,500 to 53,200. There is a breakdown […]