Created by a team of leading Economics researchers based at the London School of Economics, The Hub focuses on presenting research to find finding effective ways to improve representation of women and minorities at work. Topics covered include gender differences in pay, gender quotas and childcare with free access to recent examples of research.
The UNHCR Livelihoods Information System monitors the impact of UNHCR’s livelihoods programmes. It includes data on the ability of refugees to earn a living in employment agriculture and self employment in 25 nations where it operates. 2020 data from Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Costa Rica, Djibouti, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, […]
The Fawcett Society has recently launched a project to review employment and career progression of BAME women in the UK. As an important part of this it has published a literature review which summarises facts and statistics on the current state of affairs. All stages of employment are covered from transitions in to employment, university entry […]
3rd December is the International day of people with disabilities. The official UN page has reports, strategies and resolutions. According to WHO, over a billion worldwide live with some kind of disability. In 2011 they published with the World Bank the first ever World Disability report.There are more recent country surveys and data available from […]
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.
Worldwide portal launched by ILO It is considering employment and unemployment. Mention is also made on the impact and ability of national suppliers to collect statistics.
Useful crowd sources Google Docs being coordinated by Ben Geiger University of Kent and the National Centre for Social Methods. It lists sources of existing government surveys on subjects including employment, income, poverty & deprivation, loneliness & mental health as well as new COVID-19 polls, qualitative research, and priority topics for future research.
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 […]
Advance HE and the CUC (Committee of University Chairs), in collaboration with AHUA (Association of Heads of University Administration) and the 30% Club, have launched a new ‘board vacancies’ portal which aims to make board appointments in higher education more visible and accessible, encouraging a greater diversity of applicants. It forms part of a wider […]
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Find out in the latest annual review of the Graduate market from High Fliers research. Find out how the number of job vacancies for new graduates has changed from 2007-2017. Vacancies by sector and average salaries. Also released this week the all party parliamentary group social mobility examines the impact of social background on access […]