Though things are slowly improving at the University of Leicester, the media has reported that gap in wages between men and women is widening. An urgent question was asked in parliament last week about the deadline for companies to report on the topic. (it was 4th was in April 2019). The EHRC has data from the first […]
World Autism awareness week The United Nations has also designated 2nd April World Autism Day. Read the original resolution and get facts from the website. What is the cost of Autism? According to work at the LSE The cost of autism in the UK is £32 billion per year in treatment, lost earnings, care and support for children […]
20 years of the National Minimum Wage – what has been the impact? On 1 April 1999 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) was introduced in the UK – a £3.60 wage for everyone aged 23 and over. According to a UK government report from the Low Pay Commission 30% of workers have benefited either directly or indirectly from the […]
A new index which focuses specifically on female disadvantage and achievement at a regional level within the European Union. It has two indices: Female Disadvantage Index (FemDI) Female Achievement Index (FemAI). These both focus on 7 key areas 1) Work & Money, 2) Knowledge, 3) Time, 4) Power, 5) Health, 6) Safety, Security & Trust […]
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Attitudes to Domestic Violence in Low and Middle Income Countries: a multi-level approach to primary prevention
This project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Future Research Leaders Awards and led by the University of Bristol. The three main aims of this study were to examine the prevalence and distribution of women’s and men’s acceptance of Intimate Partner violence in 49 low- and middle-income countries to identify systemic […]
The OECD has discussed methodology (in terms of OECD nations) in a number of its reports. This includes How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820 – which covers 25 nations. They have also developed the Better Life Index- which compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions […]
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This week the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Inquiry: “Managing the Impact of Social Media on Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing” called for safeguards; but their surveys also found that two thirds of those answering found social media useful for sourcing health information.
World Happiness Report 2018, ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels. The 2019 report is due to be launched on the 20th March – International Day of Happiness. Download the data and consult the methodology on the website.
Informed Opinions has produced the Gender Gap Tracker in partnership with Simon Fraser University. It analyses the ratio of males and females who are quoted in seven major Canadian news publications. The screen shows the last 7 days. Sources include Globe, Huffington Post and CBC. The graphic images really display a gender imbalance. The full methodology is […]
Two shocking reports published this week. Breaking down the barriers – National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage, considered the experiences of women and domestic abuse. Investigating its links with other forms of disadvantage such as mental health poverty, racism and homophobia. The Commission was established by AVA (Against Violence & Abuse) […]