One in three children mainly from poorer backgrounds spend little or no time in after school clubs. If they did attend them, would they do better at school and could it help close the attainment gap between rich and poor?
Young people are increasingly disengaged with politics and politicians. Can a commitment to good quality citizenship education get them to re-engage?
There is an increasing pressure to devolve more power to the regions in the wake of the Scottish referendum. Many argue that centralised control results in a “one size fits all” approach to regional policy which is no longer relevant. A new report calls for a more targeted and tailored approach.
When it comes to work, what is the picture when it comes to women from an ethnic minority background and their White counterparts? Are there implications for income and poverty within different ethnic groups and for those battling poverty?
With racism is on the rise and poverty higher among all ethnic minority groups than white British people, can we afford to ignore the links between poverty and ethnicity?
Poorer groups have been worst affected by changes to direct taxes, benefits and tax credits despite the Coalition’s promise that the rich would carry the burden of austerity, a group of major new reports from LSE suggests. As a result, poverty has been increasing and will get worse in the next five years.
Forty years ago a campaign for a Working Women’s Charter called for sweeping reforms. Today many of those reforms are still not in place, and a new campaign is being mounted. Dr Lucy Delap and Professor Pamela Cox assess the evidence.
Anti-racism initiatives and policies have been put into place by successive Governments, but could a rise in anti-immigrant rhetoric undo all that and what are the consequences for our children?
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?
Rogue landlords are too often able to evict tenants without good reason, Sarah Teather MP believes. She explores the evidence behind her Private Members’ Bill, which aims to reform the system.