Public policy for gender equality: 8 practical steps

Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash There is a lot that Government can do to help us become an equal nation. But they’re not the only ones. This post looks at the practical steps each of us can take to get closer to gender equality. It follow-ups my previous post, Public policy for gender equality: the to-do list Eight…

Public policy for gender equality: the to-do list

This post is based on a talk I gave at the Women’s Equality Party conference entitled Parity Begins at Home? in September 2018 Moving towards equality is a challenge from a public policy perspective not least because it relies on changing the way people think. Government isn’t very good at that. But structural changes can help, by nudging away from…

Research resources: International comparisons of childcare policy

This is the second of a series providing resources for childcare research. These blogs are intended for use by those wanting to navigate the evidence base for childcare policy. They point to where research is available, rather than summarising it. Topic #2 is research on international comparisons of childcare policy. OECD The OECD provides the…

Research Resources: Childcare in London

But first… This is the first of a series providing resources for childcare research. These blogs are intended for use by those wanting to navigate the evidence base for childcare policy. They point to where research is available, rather than summarising it. Topic #1 is childcare in London. Childcare in London I explored the challenges…

What Women Want

In this blog I will summarise the data analysis undertaken for the What Women Want 2.0 campaign. A lot of great stuff happened on International Women’s day (7th March). Part of the chorus of voices was the What Women Want 2.0 campaign. Over the course of the campaign, over 8,000 women answered the question What do you…

Doctor Doctor! Money and the NHS

Unless the next Government allocates more money to the NHS, health services in England will lose 16 per cent of per person funding by 2020, compared to historic funding rates. That’s £1 in every £6.  There’s a lot of local variation in health spending, so we made NHScuts.org.uk to show the local impacts of changes…