To celebrate this, some special social sciences resources. The world giving index from CAF measures giving to charity and willingness to help a stranger amongst individuals. It is ranked by nation. In the last edition Myanmr was top of the league. The digital civility index measures online behaviours and respect. Which nations treat each other […]
The graduate gender pay gap report from Hepi. The overall graduate gender pay gap is not accounted for by subject of study, type of university attended, prior attainment, social background or ethnicity. Men appear to be more willing to be geographically mobile. Other interesting facts – men ARE more ambitious in amount and types of […]
An open-access archive of primary sources covering the following six topics: Slavery and abolition Civil war and reconstruction Jim Crow segregation 1878-1932 New Deal and WWII Civil Rights and Black Power Movements till 1975 Contemporary era Find links to the resource on our A-Z of Databases or Library Search
20th October was World Statistics day. The ILO raised concerns about gaps in terms of collection of data about gender and work If you are looking for accurate reliable data here are some free recmomendations: DataPortals.org datacatalogs.org– Comprehensive list of open data portals in the world maintained by Open Knowledge International. EU Data Includes data […]
Interesting findings from an ARMA committee investigating some of the most well known and influential rankings of universities: ARWU, THE WR, QS, U-Multirank, CWTS Leiden and US News & World Report. They considered them in terms of a number of categories: good governance, transparency, do they measure what matters, and rigour. Data showing the expert assessments and senior expert calibrations are available. […]
This week saw the launch of RISE a new think tank, part funded by the University of Bolton which will conduct research into areas of education and social mobility policy focussing primarily in the North around the Bolton region. It will have particular value in looking at the extent of and how to correct regional imbalances in the […]
The first ever report on this subject has been published by AdvanceHE.
A HESA report which concludes that black graduates are less satisfied with their career than white graduates can be accessed from the HESA website.
This IFS report looks at which degrees bring the most financial rewards and considers the impact of the family background. One result- compared with otherwise-similar individuals who don’t go beyond undergraduate level, by age 35 women with a masters degree earn 2% more and men 2% less.
Institute of Historical Research and Runnymede Trust have launched a new crowdsourced guide listing of resources suitable for diversifying and making more representative history lessons. It includes a range of resources – websites, books and digitised primary sources suitable for university classes as well as a range of materials for all age groups of school teaching.