The British Academy has published the findings of its call for evidence on social integration: “If you could do one thing…” Local actions to promote social integration. Interim Report.
Research by Dr Angus Holford, shows that ‘graduates from higher socioeconomic status have an advantage in accessing internships while being significantly insulated from their negative effects’.
‘Supporting trans employees in the workplace’ identifies a number of obstacles that currently prevent better inclusion of trans staff in UK workplaces and includes suggestions for employers looking to improve their practice.
In August 2017, Galop published their first online anti-LGBT+ hate crime report.
Online Hate Crime Report 2017 (pdf) presents evidence about the scale and nature of online hate crime and hate speech against LGBT+ people in the UK.
How are women represented in public life, the professions and the boardroom?
The House of Commons Library published a July 2017 briefing paper (pdf) which aims to answer the question by providing key trends and statistics.
‘Glass floors and slow growth: a recipe for deepening inequality and hampering social mobility’ by Abigail McKnight and Richard V. Reeves argues that ‘policy-makers interested in improving social mobility may need to take more radical steps to reduce economic inequality’.
Launched in September 2014 by the Institute of Health Equity, the Marmot Indicators 2014 were developed in collaboration with Public Health England.
Black workers with degrees face a 14% pay gap (£2.63 less per hour), while those with higher education certs and diplomas face a 20% gap (£2.98 less per hour).
This is according to an August 2017 analysis by the Trades Union Congress.
An Economist article asks ‘Should crimes involving racism carry stiffer penalties?’ Mark Walters, a criminologist at the University of Sussex who specialises in hate crimes, argues that they should, and that the formal system of aggravated offences sends a strong message denouncing racism.
In a British Sociological Association blog, Nasar Meer (University of Edinburgh) looks at some of the policy challenges of Brexit from the perspective of race equality, concluding that ‘Brexit is a reminder that anti-racism is an unsettled, incomplete and on-going pursuit’.