Topic: Policy issues

The value of keeping ethnic ties: why adherence to recommended COVID-19 health behaviours differs among young adults

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 ...
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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 ...

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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 ...
What does the future of school learning look like in the wake of COVID-19? Ask a biology teacher

What does the future of school learning look like in the wake of COVID-19? Ask a biology teacher

After the past year’s extraordinary ‘experiment’ in online learning, we now have an opportunity to develop this resource so it ...
Mental health depends on collective wellbeing. So why aren't we mapping it at an organisational level?

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 ...
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Mental wellbeing is not just beneficial for you – it can also lead to lower healthcare costs

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we highlight a new study which finds that increases in a population’s mental wellbeing ...
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Mind the social class gap: how COVID-19’s unequal income shock hit the UK’s have-nots hardest

While most people’s income was negatively affected by the pandemic, a close look at the evidence shows the biggest losers ...
Northern Ireland’s Feminist Recovery Plan: why COVID-19 recovery requires a gender-sensitive approach

Northern Ireland’s Feminist Recovery Plan: why COVID-19 recovery requires a gender-sensitive approach

From the demands of unpaid care to increased levels of domestic violence, the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women ...