The public debate about how to achieve better public services has unhelpfully been dominated by opposing ideological stances which state “private sector good, public sector bad,” argues Quentin Maxwell-Jackson, author of a new report on the subject.
The Conservatives have promised more new free schools if they return to power, while Labour has pledged to end the programme. But do they work? Judith Judd assesses the evidence.
Young offenders in the late 19th Century were far less likely to reoffend than those today, according to the first cradle-to-grave study of youth justice at that time. Pamela Cox, Barry Godfrey, Heather Shore and Zoe Alker discuss their findings.
Women in the Boardroom and in other positions of power are still outnumbered by three or four to one. John Edmonds and Eva Tutchell argue in a new book that the next government needs to adopt a more radical and wide-ranging programme to achieve gender equality.
Most of the 500,000 people who die each year in the United Kingdom do not receive the palliative care they need, according to new research carried out by a team at the London School of Economics.
The St Ann’s estate in Nottingham has been stigmatised as a place populated by gangs, guns, drugs and single mothers. But Lisa Mckenzie, who lived on the estate for more than 20 years, found its residents faced austerity with resilience and humour.
A new analysis of data from the General Household Survey and the Labour Force Survey shows many second-generation migrants have fared better than their parents in the education system. But some groups have lagged behind.
Changing the way in which disability benefits are delivered to older people is designed to improve the health and social care system. However, new evidence suggests that it could make matters worse.
Young men who come from workless households are less likely to find a job or earn as much as their peers. This is especially true for young men from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Are the robots taking all the middle jobs? New research looking at the hollowing out of the UK job market shows the hourglass employment picture being painted might not be as clear cut as some think.