Work and Employment
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 […]
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.
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.
A place for finding evidence on the economic value of the creative industries led by Nesta with a consortium of UK universities including LSE, Birmingham, Edinburgh and the Work Foundation. It aims to support the UK’s creative industries through the production of independent and authoritative evidence and policy advice. Its first report focuses on the importance of […]
…according to the 2018 report of the Hampton-Alexander review into increasing the number of women in senior positions in FTSE 350 companies. Progress has been made but still a lot remains to be done to achieve the target. Also released this week Inclusive Tech report which revealed women make up just 12.6% of board members and 16.6% of senior […]
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 […]
The latest annual report compiled from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) has just been released by the Office for National Statistics. It shows that the gap has dropped slightly but remains larger for workers over the age of 40. Also released in the last few days the DCMS select committee which criticises […]
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 […]
In London Fashion Week we consider how much fashion contributes to the economy. Here are some useful starting points: The British Fashion Council commissioned from Oxford Economics. some data which included – the figure that the fashion industry directly contributed £32.3billion to the UK GDP in 2017 The Creative Industries website has some data from […]