Blogs: Society

Societiethrive when economies are managed to meet the needs and aspirations of peopleand economies thrive within strong societies that are fair and resilient.  We help you to understand the complex, multi-faceted and profound relationships between societies and economies.

Who are the self-employed and what do they do?

self-employed woman

Yesterday’s UK Labour Market Statistics show that the labour market continues to perform strongly, with the employment rate at near-record levels. The release also shows that the number of part-time self-employed has passed one and a half million for the first time – over dou…

How we measure poverty matters

Viewed over 20 years there’s been little sustained improvement in poverty rates in the UK. But, how should we measure being poverty, and does how we measure it make a material difference to who is seen as in poverty?
Anthony Barker looks at the new indicator developed by the S…

Field research for UNESCO: technical and vocational education

Field research in Senegal

Field research for a UNESCO project took our Director Ben Gardiner and Researcher Ana Rosa Gonzalez-Martinez* to the Dominican Republic, Cyprus and Senegal to assess the potential for a training levy to support vocational and technical education.

Tell us about the UNESCO proje…

The impact of technological change on skills

automation skills eu

Terence Hogarth is Senior Advisor at Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and has over 30 years’ experience of carrying out research on vocational education and training in the UK and the EU. 
Terence is this month’s guest blogger and writes for us about the impact that technology …