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.
Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021: Unmasking disparities by ethnicity, caste and gender.Co-authored by OPHI and the United Nations Development Programme, this annual report provides estimates on multidimensional poverty for 109 developing countries (with data from surveys ranging 2009–2019/2020).It also presents multidimensional poverty estimates disaggregated by ethnicity and caste for 41 countries and considers the relationship […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Higher Education Policy Institute has been looking at the effect of the Covid pandemic on the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. Read about it in the blog post by Gwen Morris.
The Social Mobility Commission has published its Review of 2020. It includes the impact of the Covid pandemic on social mobility and discusses the embedding of social mobility policy into HR. This includes a sector-specific toolkit for professional and financial services that will help the industry to recruit and retain employees from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals, 2020 is based upon The World Bank’s World Development Indicators database, as well as from a wide variety of other relevant data sources from scientists and other researchers worldwide. It comprises great data visualizations around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, highlights trends for selected targets within each goal and introduces concepts about how some […]
The Cost of a Plate of Food 2020 (WFP)A basic meal is far beyond the reach of millions of people in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic joins existing food shortages and hunger according to this report from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The report highlights the countries where a simple meal such as […]
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 […]