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Unlock growth and prosperity with the productivity key - Society Central

Unlock growth and prosperity with the productivity key - Society Central | The best of SocietyCentral.ac.uk | Scoop.it
During the recent recession real wages declined. Low skilled workers and the young fared worst whilst top income groups have enjoyed growth and prosperity.
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Unlock growth and prosperity with the productivity key

Unlock growth and prosperity with the productivity key | The best of SocietyCentral.ac.uk | Scoop.it
During the recent recession real wages declined. Low skilled workers and the young fared worst whilst top income groups have enjoyed growth and prosperity.

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This article is based on a lecture given at an ESRC Centre for Micro-Social Change (CPP) workshop, Understanding changes in income inequality in the austerity period. The research is funded by the CPP at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The evidence that our lives change - what does this mean for Them and Us and the Welfare State by Professor Sir John Hills, LSE

The evidence that our lives change - what does this mean for Them and Us and the Welfare State by Professor Sir John Hills, LSE | The best of SocietyCentral.ac.uk | Scoop.it
Policy debates on ‘welfare’ and the welfare state needs to take changing world and circumstances into account says Professor John Hills, LSE.
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Complacency is the biggest energy challenge! - Matthew Lay, UNISON

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UK homes are energy inefficient. A new programme to promote energy efficiency in the UK is needed.
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Charity Street - what's it worth to households? - IPPR North

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the overall value of charities has not been measured up until now; a new report Charity Street outlines a mechanism for valuing charity in the UK
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Do we really want migrants to be just like us? - Prof Shamit Saggar

Do we really want migrants to be just like us? - Prof Shamit Saggar | The best of SocietyCentral.ac.uk | Scoop.it
Migrants have been a part of British society for many years. They have added much to our society but now there are calls for migrants to be more like us.
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Budget 2014: giveaways for men paid for by women? – Prof Diane Elson, Women's Budget Group

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Why ‘What can I do?’ is the exercising question – Victoria Boelman, the Youth Foundation

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British jobs for British workers? Jon Simmons, Head of Migration Analysis, The Home Office

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Is devolution the answer to the North-South divide? - Society Central

Is devolution the answer to the North-South divide? - Society Central | The best of SocietyCentral.ac.uk | Scoop.it
To overcome the North-South divide cities outside of London need to be given greater freedom and flexibility to tailor policy to fit their own needs.
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In sickness and in health: an insurance proposal - Society Central

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Absence from work through sickness is a major problem and causes hardship. Income protection insurance can reduce the burden on the benefits system.
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Moving on up: what social mobility success looks like - Peter Riley, Widening Participation Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Widening participation in universities is the key to improved social mobility but will require a change of approach both in teaching and also from employers
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Social security: making contributions count - Steve Hughes, Head of Economic & Social Policy at Policy Exchange

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The UK social security system is not fit for purpose. A new scheme is needed. My Fund, would reform the UK social security system and make it fairer for all
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Has free childcare helped children and mothers? - Duncan Lugton, Family & Childcare Trust

Has free childcare helped children and mothers? - Duncan Lugton, Family & Childcare Trust | The best of SocietyCentral.ac.uk | Scoop.it
free early education is now government policy. This major new study shows the impact free early education on children and their mothers
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Why household surveys are key to well-judged policy - Prof Sir Ivor Crewe

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Large scale household surveys like Understanding Society and BHPS could help policy makers and politicians get things right says Professor Sir Ivor Crewe
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Big Data for business and local government - Prof Vania Senna

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Working with Big Data presents many challenges. The ESRC have set up four research centres to help users and policy makers unlock its potential.
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The death of a child – are we still failing to balance suspicion and sensitivity? | Society Central

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Taxfree Childcare costs: no new money – Professor Mike Brewer and IFS Claire Crawford & Sarah Cattan.

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Tackling obesity: Should the UK take public health cues from the US? – Courtney McNamara

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