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?
Will women’s representation in parliament increase after the forthcoming general election?
With exam results out soon and discussions about the future of GCSEs and A-levels continuing, new research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, published by the Department for Education, investigates the role played by secondary schools in explaining whether students go to university and how well they do once there.
Britain needs stronger and better-quality vocational education, according to a new report published by the Institute for Public Policy Research. It estimates that we will need an extra 3.6 million jobs in medium-skilled occupations by 2022 and points out that 39% of vacancies in skilled trades are caused by skills shortages.
It’s generally agreed that younger people are very unlike their parents let alone grandparents. So how will younger British people will fare in the economy and society of the future?
Almost half of all young people in the UK now go to university – but does increasing participation improve productivity? A new study suggests it does.
How and why do women rise to the top? A new book by Torild Skard, senior researcher in women’s studies at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, examines the motives, achievements and life stories of 73 female presidents and prime ministers in office between 1960 and 2010.
There is a growing commitment to the provision of free childcare for two year-olds. But where is the evidence to support this policy which appears to have support across the political spectrum?
Enrolments on higher education courses dropped by 17% for full time students and 22% for part time students in 2012/3 according to statistics published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, which coincides with increases to the tuition fees.
Many claims have been made about the value of free school meals. Later this year all 5-7 year olds will be entitled to them, but what does the hard evidence show us? Conor Ryan from the Sutton Trust takes a look.