The Dag Hammarskjöld Library has recently digitised back runs of the Report on the World Social Situation (RWSS) published between 1952 to 1993. The report has been issued by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) since 1952. Each issue includes discussion of social and economic progress with reference to statistical indicators and is therefore […]
The UK web archive aims to preserve for posterity websites with UK domain addresses. It has a number of special themed collections. The Gender Equality section is subdivided into specialist sub-sections for body, gender identity, pay equality, suffrage, parenting, domestic abuse and equality in the workplace. 290 sites are currently being archived. It is possible […]
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Spare Rib was a leading women’s liberation periodicals of the 1970s. You can view the full archive online via the British Library website. There are links to that archive on the Sociology https://www2.le.ac.uk/library/find/subjects/sociology and the Media and Communication https://www2.le.ac.uk/library/find/subjects/media subject pages. Paper issues are held by the Women’s Library@LSE The first issue cost 17.5 pence . It […]
Westland100.org.uk is a good resource for social and economic historians. In addition to the history of the factory, it features an extensive oral history archive of aircraft manufacturing in Yeovil from 1915 to 2015. Articles and online sound files are provided. Topics covered include: trade unions and women workers.
First created in 2015 to map and visualize complex changes associated with globalisation, these resources are now freely available to the public. Over 120 issues are covered. Read this introduction which explains how they are created and updated. Topics include artificial intelligence, climate change and a range of economic and social issues.
Find out by consulting The Vibrant Economy Index, a new resource launched recently by Grant Thornton which aims to measure and rank the economic and social well being or vibrancy of 324 UK local authorities. Criteria examines the balance between economic growth, social equality, sustainability and healthy and happy people. According to the index Cambridge […]
A new podcast of a public lecture from Laura Bates, author of the Everyday Sexism Project. It was record at the LSE on 11th October 2016 and lasts 1 hour 25 minutes. In it she focusses upon the Everyday Sexism Project, with a particular focus on students at university and women in the workplace. For […]
The Office for National Statistics is now collecting sexual identity estimates based on social survey data from the Annual Population Survey (APS) and has published it as a separate publication for the first time. The questions collect information on self-perceived sexual identity from the household population aged 16 and over in the UK. This is defined […]
…according to a new report by the Resolution foundation. See also some interesting comment on declining home ownership and living standards for the young from the Guardian. The Resolution Foundation has referred to stagnation generation and raised concerns that millennials will earn less than previous generations. See its new website the Intergenerational Commission which is […]
Recently the Office for National Statistics undertook a consultation on future topics and questions that users of the England and Wales census wanted or felt should be included. See the results and future research plans: all materials can be downloaded from the ONS website These include the documents submitted by the users which explain how […]