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Making post-GCSE decisions during the Covid-19 crisis: the need for action

Lorna Unwin, Ruth Lupton, Stephanie Thompson, Sanne Velthuis, republished from the BERA blog. In the public debate about the impacts of the Covid-19 lockdown on education, much attention has understandably been given to concerns about disadvantaged children falling behind at school,

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Posted in COVID-19 and education, Employment and skills, Further higher and lifelong education, young people

How women managers close the gender wage gap

Alex Bryson, John Forth and Nikos Theodoropoulos  In the last few decades there has been what has been called ‘a grand gender convergence‘. Women now outperform men in educational attainment and are closing the gap in labour market experience.  These

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Do people change their political ideology when they lose their job? If anything, they move to the left

Dingeman Wiertz and Toni Rodon. What happens to citizens’ political preferences when they are confronted with economic hardship? This longstanding question has recently attracted renewed attention in the wake of the Great Recession. Nonetheless, many matters remain unresolved. For example, which

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How the trade union approach to learning helps workers overcome maths phobia

Beth Kelly. The more collaborative style of learning led by trade unions in the workplace helps people to become more motivated and confident about learning and using mathematics. Indeed, my new research shows that even long-held negative feelings towards mathematics can

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How an apprenticeship in the arts helps bridge the move from care into further education and fulfilling work

Katie Hollingworth. Young people who have been in care face significant obstacles as they make the transition into adulthood. Statistics on the outcomes for this group are troubling. Almost 40% of care experienced young people are not in education, training

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