A new website from the International Labour Organisation enables researchers to quickly access up-to-date international statistics on all aspects of labour, employment and the labour market worldwide. It includes country and thematic sections. Topics covered in women and work, migrant labour, the working poor. See the tools section for mapping and downloading tools. Other great […]
Recently a British teenager won almost a million in championships of the computer game Fortnite. So what other good news can we find in evidence of the positive aspects of gaming? Economic impact The BFI report, “Screen Business: How tax incentives help power economic growth across the UK”, says that the gaming industry directly employs […]
A new handy reference tool from the World Bank for those seeking accessible statistics on gender. It covers 217 countries, tracing progress in closing gender gaps between 2000-2017. Topics covered include education, health, agency and employment.
Recently the UK government revealed research on the most hacked passwords. You can download the top 100,000 from the National Cyber research centre. For information on how common identity and online fraud is see CIFAS research summaries. This also gives basic data on the most frequently targeted groups. How much do people know about cybersecurity? The same […]
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 […]
Stonewall has just released its ranking of the best places to work. View the full list and methodology via the website.
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 […]
…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 […]