Research and reports

In this section you can find information about some of the research and publications on equality and human rights produced by voluntary organisations, government departments, universities and others in recent years.

Please note that the Equality and Diversity Forum does not endorse the material provided.

Citizens Advice Cymru report: ‘Work and health in Wales’

February 22, 2017
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Citizens Advice Cymru published a report, 'Work and health in Wales', in February 2017. The report says that people of working age with disabilities or long term health conditions are also much less likely to be in work than those without disabilities or health conditions.
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WEC Report and Government Response: the Gender Pay Gap

February 21, 2017
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A March 2016 report by the Women and Equalities Select Committee says the gender pay gap will persist unless Government policy changes. The Government responded in February 2017, rejecting most of the report's recommendations.
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Working Families Report – the Future of Childcare Support for Working Parents

February 20, 2017
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Working Families and the Childcare Voucher Providers Association published a report on the future of childcare support for working parents in February 2017. The report calls on the government to keep childcare vouchers open to parents alongside the new Tax Free Childcare scheme.
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Community and Security Trust: Antisemitic Incidents Report 2016

February 20, 2017
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The Community and Security Trust published their Antisemtitic Incidents Report 2016 in January 2017. CST recorded 1,309 antisemitic incidents in 2016, the highest annual total CST has ever recorded.
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UKIM submission: Disability Rights in the UK

February 17, 2017
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The UK Independent Mechanism published a report on the rights of disabled people under the CRPD in February 2017. It noted that "the UK and devolved governments have not taken all the appropriate steps to progress the implementation of the Convention."
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Praxis report: ‘Industrial relations and workplace adaptation’

February 13, 2017

Praxis Centre for Policy Studies in Estonia, in conjunction with Cardiff University, produced a report on industrial relations and workplace adaption, 'Supporting industrial relations in the field of workplace adaptation to enable the employment of older or disabled populations: Literature review', in February 2017.
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Summary of Age UK’s Index of Wellbeing in Later Life

February 13, 2017
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Age UK published a summary of their index of wellbeing in later life in February 2017. The report identified a wellbeing gap across health, engagement, education and resources for those aged 60+.
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IFS Green Budget 2017

February 8, 2017
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) Green Budget is published every year before the Chancellor’s Budget statement.  The 2017 Green Budget was published in February 2017.
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Work and Pensions Committee report – the Disability Employment Gap

February 6, 2017
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The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee published their report on the disability employment gap in February 2017. The report noted that "Recent years have seen an increase in the number of disabled people in work, but too many disabled people are still being left behind in the labour market.
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The Legal Education Foundation report – Digital Delivery of Legal Services to People on Low Incomes

February 3, 2017
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The Legal Education Foundation published the latest update to their report on the digital delivery of legal services to people on low incomes in January 2017. This report is updated quarterly by Roger Smith OBE.
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Women and Equalities Committee – equalities review of 2015 spending and Government response

January 31, 2017
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The Women and Equalities Select Committee published a report on equalities impact assessments around the 2015 Spending Review and Autumn Statement in November 2016. The Government responded to the report in January 2017
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Action on Hearing Loss campaign and report: Working for Change

January 31, 2017
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Action on Hearing Loss launched their campaign 'Working for Change' and corresponding report 'Working for Change: Improving attitudes to hearing loss in the workplace' in January 2017.
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Lenehan Review into Care of Children with Learning Disabilities

January 30, 2017
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Dame Christine Lenehan published a review into what practical action could be taken to co-ordinate care, support and treatment for children and young people with complex needs in January 2017.
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NCEDPOD report – Treat as One, bridging the gap between mental and physical healthcare in general hospitals

January 27, 2017
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The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) published their report into bridging the gap between mental and physical healthcare in general hospitals in January 2017. This report explored the quality of care received by patients presenting with co-existing mental and physical health conditions.
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Social Mobility, the Class Pay Gap and Intergenerational Worklessness: New Insights from the Labour Force Survey

January 27, 2017
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The Social Mobility Commission published their report on social mobility, the class pay gap and intergenerational worklessness in January 2017. The report made use of new socio-economic background questions within the UK Labour Force Survey (LFS).
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Overlooked and Overrepresented – Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children in the youth justice system

January 26, 2017
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The Traveller Movement published a report on Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children in the youth justice system in December 2016. The report found that Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children report greater levels of need and worse experiences in custody than other children.
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Women and Equalities Committee report on workplace pregnancy discrimination and Government response

January 26, 2017
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The Women and Equalities Committee report on Pregnancy and maternity discrimination calls for UK women to have protections similar to those in Germany after a 'shocking' increase in workplace pregnancy discrimination over the past decade. In January 2017 the Government responded to the report.
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Women & Equalities and Petitions Committees report on high heels and workplace dress codes

January 25, 2017
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The Women and Equalities Committee and the Petitions Committee of the House of Commons published a joint report on high heels and workplace dress codes in January 2017.
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The Prince’s Trust Macquarie Youth Index for 2017

January 25, 2017

The Prince's Trust published their Macquarie Youth Index in January 2017; reporting that young people's happiness and wellbeing were at their lowest levels since the study was first commissioned in 2009.
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Human Rights Watch World Report 2017

January 24, 2017
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Human Rights Watch released their World Report 2017 in January 2017. The report summarises key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide.
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APPG on Social Mobility report – The Class Ceiling: Increasing Access to the Leading Professions

January 24, 2017
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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility published their report 'The class ceiling: Increasing access to the leading professions' in January 2017. This report summarised the APPG's inquiry on access into leading professions and made recommendations.
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Fawcett Society – Sounds Familiar? report

January 20, 2017
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Fawcett Society produced a report, 'Sounds Familiar?' on the particular challenges faced by young women in society in January 2017. The report noted that younger women felt more empowered to stand up for their rights and were more likely to be university educated than in previous generations.
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Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2017

January 19, 2017
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Stonewall published their Workplace Equality Index in January 2017, identifying the most inclusive employers in Britain.
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Disabled Children’s Research Forum – 30 June 2017

January 18, 2017

The University of Suffolk is hosting the annual Disabled Children’s Research Forum on 30 June 2017. The event is free, and held in the Auditorium at the Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ.
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ONS update to Trans Data Position Paper

January 17, 2017
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The Office for National Statistics published an update to the 2009 Trans Data Position Paper in January 2017. The update covered legislation, the WEC Transgender Equality inquiry, data collection and question development worldwide, along with details of ONS research, testing and findings so far.
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Oxfam report – An economy for the 99%

January 16, 2017
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Oxfam published a report on income inequality, 'An economy for the 99%,' in January 2017. The report noted that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world.
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Modern Families Index 2017

January 16, 2017
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Working Families and Bright Horizons published their 2017 Modern Families Index in January 2017. The report captures a broad picture of fathers wanting to take an active part in childcare and of workplaces failing to adapt and support their aspirations.
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LSE report – Confronting Gender Inequality in Uncertain Times

January 16, 2017
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A January 2017 report reviewing developments affecting gender inequality since the launch of the Gender, Inequality and Power Commission report in 2015.
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Department of Health report – Preventing suicide in England

January 11, 2017
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The Department of Health published their third progress report of the suicide prevention strategy in England in January 2017. This report noted that addressing suicide and its prevention is a key part of Government's ambition to tackle the inequalities caused by poor mental health.
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WEC Report – Women in the House of Commons after the 2020 election

January 10, 2017
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The Women and Equalities Committee produced a report on women in the House of Commons after the 2020 election in January 2017. This report argued that "the under-representation of women MPs does not only represent a serious democratic deficit."
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