Between a third and a half of adults experiencing divorce and separation report levels of mental distress high enough to warrant further attention by their GP, according to a groundbreaking new study.
In the United States, work based schemes aimed at providing incentives for healthy lifestyles have been in place since 2010. Could similar schemes work in the UK?
Widening participation; encouraging more people from deprived backgrounds to go to university, is seen by many as a key driver to improved mobility. So why do working class students still face significant barriers in matching their better off peers in terms of achieving examination success?
Policy debates on ‘welfare’ and the welfare state often revolve around the assumption that people separate into two unchanging groups – those who pay, and those who benefit. But the world just isn’t like that says Professor John Hills, who thinks policy makers should remember the world is neither random nor rigid.
Self employment is a key growth sector within the British Economy and has the potential to drive up economic growth in the coming years. But what support and help do theself-employed need in order to make a positive contribution and flourish.
Although radical reforms to the social security system have been made by the Coalition Government, many believe they have not gone far enough. A new report argues that a clear link is needed between what people pay in and what they can expect to get out of the system.
Social mobility is likely to be on the lips of many a politician as we head towards the General Election. But just how socially mobile are people from ethnic minority backgrounds compared with their white counterparts?
Supporting charities and social enterprises to help tackle social problems, while making funding more sustainable is a key priority, according to Civil Society Minister Rob Wilson. But how do we ensure we properly understand the value of Charity Street to UK households?
The government is investing billions of pounds in free early years education for three and four year olds and plans to extend it to two year-olds. But is it an investment that’s paying off for children and mothers?
Significant concerns over the scale of recent immigration have brought about calls for a more selective approach to who is let in to the United Kingdom. But do we really want migrants who come to the UK to be just like us?