Nuno Ferreira, Professor of Law, Sussex Law School, University of Sussex asks whether children should be denied entry to premises simply on the basis of their age and argues that ‘it is time to revisit our equality legislation’ Continue reading “‘No children allowed’ – Truly second-rate citizens?”
The Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS II) Muslims shows that Muslims living in the EU face discrimination in a broad range of settings – and particularly when looking for work, on the job, and when trying to access public or private services. Continue reading “Fundamental Rights Agency survey: European Muslims’ Experiences”
British Religion in Numbers, hosted by the University of Manchester, publishes regular round ups of statistical resources on religion in Britain.
A survey, commissioned by the Guardian and published by the Refugee Council , shows high levels of homelessness and destitution among refugees shortly after they have been granted their refugee status. Continue reading “Refugee Council research: Refugees without refuge”
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. Continue reading “British Academy report: Local actions to promote cohesion”
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’. Continue reading “ISER research: The cost of unpaid internships”
‘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. Continue reading “Acas research paper: Supporting trans employees in the workplace”
‘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’. Continue reading “LSE blog: Glass floors and slow growth”
Published in July 2017, the Marmot Indicators show that the rise in life expectancy is slowing with significant differences between areas. In his accompanying blog, Sir Michael Marmot writes that ‘the longest life expectancy in the country was in the richest borough, Kensington and Chelsea: 83 for men and 86 for women. By contrast, the lowest life expectancy was in the North: Blackpool, 74 for men; Manchester, 79 for women.’
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.