Dragged down by debt: Joseph Rowntree foundation This new research highlights that low-income households, who have borne the financial brunt of the pandemic so far, are also being dragged down by debt as we look to our economic recovery.
An international digital project led by Dr Sria Chatterjee and made possible by a grant from DARIAH EU and support from the Institute of Experimental Design and Media, FHNW. Princeton Center for Digital Humanities is a project partner. It is interdisciplinary and seeks to curate visualisations which spotlight on inequality. Topics include: how Covid policies effect […]
A report for the British International Studies Association and the Political Studies Association covering UK academic careers in Higher education. The report covers 2012-2019 and reveals that men and white members of staff are over-represented at senior levels compared to their proportion in the academic workforce more generally. 29% of senior academics (senior lecturers, readers, professors) […]
The British Academy published a report this week into the long-term effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on British society. There is a specific chapter relating to potential impact on higher education and universities.
The latest annual report from the UK Social Mobility Commission is a poll of what the public think about equality and social mobility. This year it includes what people think about the impact of the pandemic on the chances of social mobility. Over half the public (56%) think the pandemic has increased social inequality. Only one in […]
Here are some free statistics which show why the fight for gender equality is necessary: The Office for National Statistics records the current gender pay gap as 17.3% in 2019. This is declining but still high. Global Gender Gap report 2020 is published annually by the World Economic Forum since 1996. It benchmarks over 140 countries […]
Shocking news this week from the Marmot review update which examined health equity in England. In its update found inequality increasing over the last decade with life expectancy for poor women and in certain regions declining. This was in part attributed to austerity measures. The ONS has official bulletins which you can consult. The Kings Fund […]
According to the latest Fawcett sex and power report. The situation is even worse for BAME women. Findings include: Women make up just over one in 20 CEOs of FTSE 100 companies. This remains unchanged since our last report in 2018. None of these CEOs are women of colour. Get the full facts by downloading […]
Save the Children has just published its third annual report which examines the condition of children in different nations worldwide. It includes data on ill-health, malnutrition, exclusion from education, child labour, child marriage, early pregnancy and violent death and compares data from 2000-2019 giving a snapshot of changes. Look at the country rankings to see […]
IFS launch the Inequalities in the Twenty-First Century Deaton Review This review will involve experts from a range of disciplines including Sociology, Demography, Epidemiology, Political Science, Philosophy and Economics aiming to build a comprehensive understanding of the nature and causes of modern inequality. One factor why it is necessary is this staggering quote- The share […]