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International Women’s Day: we cannot take progress for granted

Heather Joshi. Is the glass half full or half empty? On International Women’s Day, here are some findings from our research. They point to progress, it’s true, but also to persistent inequality between men and women. The good news is

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 Social inequalities – the report card

Heather Joshi and Emla Fitzsimons . In his speech to the 1999 Labour Party conference Tony Blair compared two babies in adjacent beds on a maternity ward, delivered by the same doctors and midwives but with two ‘totally different lives

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Evidence-based policy, Social sciences and social policy

How does moving house affect young children?

Is the upheaval of moving home detrimental to young children’s development? In a special issue of Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, Prof Heather Joshi and colleagues explore this question in the context of the US and UK. They come to the conclusion that moving home in and of itself is no bad thing – instead it is the constellation of difficulties that contribute to undesirable home moves for disadvantaged families that policymakers need to address. In this blog Prof Joshi discusses the findings, and the potential policy implications.

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