- Domestic abuse: Male violence against women rises with female employment in many developing countries 17 March 2023 Dr Zahra Siddique’s study heightens the case for giving women the same access to divorce as men.
- Food voucher scheme for low-income families to undergo first independent evaluation 14 December 2022 Stephanie von Hinke, Professor of Economics, recently co-led a work package to evaluate the impact of healthy start vouchers on households' food purchases and dietary patterns.
- Domestic workers: a simple ‘humanising’ measure helps stop employers abusing migrant staff 13 December 2022 International migrant workers are vulnerable to abuse by their employers. Dr Toman Barsbai’s study identified an intervention that reduced mistreatment of Filipino domestic workers by their household employers in Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.
- Healthcare: cheap disinfectant could prevent many more deaths of newborn babies 7 December 2022 Community healthcare providers in low-income countries could save more babies’ lives by going beyond WHO guidance for sepsis prevention, Professor Christine Valente and Dr Hans Sievertsen’s research suggests.
- Education: Advising government on the effects of schools funding policy on segregation 9 November 2022 Dr Hans Sievertsen’s research enabled policymakers to look beyond news headlines that reported increased segregation of schools.
- Unemployment: Jobseeker’s agreements unnecessary for all claimants in Germany 11 October 2022 Employment agency staff have more time to help jobseekers find work, following a study by Professor Gerard van den Berg.
- Schools: ethnicity research prevents ineffective educational policy 6 September 2022 Ambitious minority ethnic families are to thank for London’s impressive GCSE results, and not a much-praised policy, showed research from Professor Simon Burgess.
- Charity fundraising: the small prompts that bring big donations 12 August 2022 Many charities have survived the pandemic thanks only to donations left in wills. ‘Nudge’ research led by Professor Sarah Smith has been key to securing £billions for good causes through these gifts.
- School of Economics Coronavirus Research 3 June 2021 The School of Economics has established a Coronavirus Hub to collect research and commentary by colleagues on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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