Policy makers want fathers to be more involved with their children and for less dads to lose contact with their children after a split. New research shows there may be lessons for policy makers about parenting before a split occurs.
How does where you grow up affect your life chances? Evidence from Germany suggests that disadvantaged young people fare less well than their peers during recessions.
With the UK emerging from the recession, hopes for economic growth are pinned on increases in consumer spending. But can all of us afford to spend? New research sheds some light on the issue.
The current high levels of sickness and absence from work are unsustainable. There are costs to individuals, businesses and the Government. So why does only 11% of the UK population have any form of income protection insurance and what could an increase in this figure mean for all concerned?
The amount of funds raised by schools for outside charities has dropped in the past year. Schools will continue to give less if they cannot get educational value from the process, new research from the Citizenship Foundation suggest
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?
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?
The years since 1990 have been littered with policy failures rooted in a misunderstanding of ordinary households. So says Professor Sir Ivor Crewe of Oxford University, who believes large scale household surveys like Understanding Society could help policy makers and politicians get it right.
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?