The first in a series of inequality-focused blogs by academics from the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) looks at the gendered impacts of the pandemic on health and medical researchers in the UK, Australia and Vietnam Read More
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The value of keeping ethnic ties: why adherence to recommended COVID-19 health behaviours differs among young adults
Using data from a unique survey of recent university graduates, MiSoC researchers provide new evidence on the role of strong ethnic ties in determining adherence to recommended health behaviours during the pandemic Read More
Gender inequality and COVID-19: why ‘building back better’ can’t just mean a return to pre-pandemic ‘normal’
If policymakers are serious about recovery, their strategies should seek to fundamentally redress the gendered effects of the crisis, writes Clara Fischer. To date, however, policy responses have typically only highlighted further gender imbalances Read More
How should we use algorithms to tackle, not widen, social inequalities as part of the COVID-19 recovery?
The importance of algorithmic systems to our daily lives has grown rapidly during the pandemic. Used in the wrong way, however, they carry serious potential for increasing social harms and inequality Read More
Which housing inequalities have been amplified by COVID-19, and what can be done to make the situation fairer for renters?
COVID-19 has highlighted the central role of housing in health outcomes and societal inequalities, with private renters looking particularly vulnerable in England now the pause on housing evictions has ended. Dr Amy Clair gives her response Read More
The inequality of trust – and why addressing this issue is crucial to a meaningful recovery from COVID-19
What has the pandemic taught us about public trust in governance and the factors that erode trustworthiness? These are important questions if the UK is to shape a strategy for recovery and future preparedness that is both effective and inclusive Read More
Amid the understandable desire to take public stock of how the pandemic was managed, Matthew Flinders asks how to ensure positive new partnerships are not shattered by the stresses of scrutiny Read More
COVID-19 has made the case for addressing inequality more compelling than ever. We cannot afford to ignore it
In a blog based on his new book Rescue, Ian Goldin writes that governments and businesses must now build on extraordinary actions during the pandemic to reduce inequality everywhere Read More
After the past year’s extraordinary ‘experiment’ in online learning, we now have an opportunity to develop this resource so it becomes an integrated, complementary part of our physical school environments. By Paul Downie, a biology teacher at Hyndland Secondary School in Glasgow Read More
Mental health depends on collective wellbeing. So why aren’t we mapping it at an organisational level?
Mental health is nearly always seen as an individual issue requiring individual solutions – yet in reality, it’s as much a problem for groups and organisations. One legacy of COVID-19 could be a revolution in how we measure mental health Read More