Women and girls left behind: Glaring gaps in pandemic responses This publication contains and analyses the outcomes of Rapid Gender Assessment surveys (RGAs) on the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 in 45 countries, produced by UN Women in partnership with national statistical offices, governmental entities, international partners, or private sector. The report confirmed uneven pandemic impacts […]
Global Citizen solutions have ranked passports in terms ease of doing business, quality of life, and investment opportunities offered to a passport holder. Find out which passports they feel are the best to have. Consult the website for the full methodology.
A shocking report from Times Higher of a study showing doctoral students at high risk of suicide due to stress. The Co-op foundation’s Lonely but not alone campaign offers students forums of support and messages for those experiencing loneliness.
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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 World Happiness Report is a survey of the state of global happiness that ranks over 150 countries by how happy their citizens feel themselves to be. Read reports and download the data on the website. The blog discusses the impact of Covid-19. OECD also has a Better life index which examines objective and subjective feelings of […]
For women’s history month, Europeana has released a great new colouring book about women in history with images from Europe’s greatest library and heritage collections.
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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.
Universal Children’s day 20th November was also universal children’s day. United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. Yet recently the Children’s society reported that 25% of children in the UK are unhappy The […]
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 […]
How much overtime do British workers do? The Office for National Statistics has Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE). It has data on hours and wages by occupation, gender and region. According to the TUC there was £32 billion unpaid hours put in in 2018. They calculated that by occupation teachers put in the most unpaid […]