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Women, crime and inequality

09 Dec 2016, by in Society & Welfare

Official statistics show that you’re more likely to be a victim of violent crime or domestic abuse if you are a woman and if you live in a poorer part of the country. A woman living in one of the most deprived parts of the country is nearly four times as likely as a man…

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Universal Credit changes in Autumn Statement 2016 won’t make up for cuts that hit families and low-paid workers

23 Nov 2016, by in Society & Welfare

The Chancellor’s announcement of a small cut in the Universal Credit taper rate goes nowhere near making up for the cuts his predecessor announced in July 2015, which will leave many low-paid working families hundreds – even thousands – of pounds worse off a year. As the End Child Poverty (*) coalition put it, today’s…

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Women in work: has the progress come to an end?

16 Nov 2016, by in Labour market

Welcome to the first in a series of five blogposts on gender and the labour market. I’m going to kick us off by putting today’s labour market statistics in their historical context. Then I’ll worry a bit about whether progress on employment gaps between men and women is coming to an end. Unemployment In the…

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