Topic: Vulnerable communities

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How COVID-19 widened the gender research gap as women were left juggling caring and career duties

The first in a series of inequality-focused blogs by academics from the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) looks ...
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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 ...

RESEARCH NOTES

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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 ...
How to boost UK jobs and skills after the pandemic: four priority areas for action

How to boost UK jobs and skills after the pandemic: four priority areas for action

The recent IPPO-Economics Observatory roundtable on adult training brought specialists and policymakers from all UK nations together to discuss how ...
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For the ‘COVID decade’ ahead, the UK’s intersecting inequalities demand interconnected solutions

A hallmark of the pandemic has been the exacerbation of inequalities. The British Academy’s review of COVID-19’s long-term societal impacts ...
COVID-19 vaccines

What does global evidence tell us about the optimal way to distribute COVID-19 vaccines?

The International Network for Government Science Advice has been monitoring different prioritisation models for vaccine rollout – from the arts ...
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Minimising the impact of COVID-19 on people sleeping rough: an overview of UK and global responses

While policy innovations in many countries have reduced the immediate risks for rough sleepers during COVID-19, these interventions are typically ...