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Gender equality at work: our new Government-commissioned research on the barriers to women’s progression

UK Government commissioned a series of academic evidence reviews on family friendly policies and women’s progression as part of the Workplace and Gender Equality Research Programme.

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Expensive childcare is making it harder for women to return to work

New study by ISER’s Dr Alina Pelikh and Dr Magda Borkowska finds women who lived in the top 25% most expensive areas of the UK for childcare costs were significantly less likely to take up part-time work compared to women who lived in areas with cheaper childcare

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Driverless vehicles in fatal accidents: Who's to blame?

ISER’s Dr Kakia Chatsiou to host this lively public discussion at free event at Senate House Library, London, as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science on 8th November

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Inequality and the very rich: what do we know?

Professor Mike Brewer among the speakers at ISER’s open event with the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London on 5th November as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science

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Dr Amy Clair to address London Assembly Health Committee with new evidence on impact of poor housing on children's health

New study using innovative biological markers in blood samples to track stress levels finds a connection between renting and poor health

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New tool to democratise debates on tax and welfare policy across the UK

The first version of UKMOD, a transparent, free-to-access tax and benefit microsimulation model, is released by the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex today

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