A growing body of evidence shows that commuting to work by foot, bike and also by public transport could not only be good for our health but also for the economy.
The Alliance for Useful evidence devoted its Christmas party to a discussion on what constitutes good evidence for policy-makers – and to a discussion of some examples of what doesn’t. Carey Oppenheim, Chief Executive of the Early Intervention Foundation, reflects on the event and on her own organisation’s evidence-based work.
We perceive our lives to be changing more rapidly than previous generations. As the ESRC launches its Britain in 2014 publication Raj Patel, Impact Fellow with the UK’s household longitudinal study Understanding Society, asks whether that really is the case.
If we want to have a proper civic conversation, it’s time to do something about the critical shortage of social scientists with the skills needed to analyse and evaluate data argues David Walker.
Society Central’s Christine Garrington asks if emerging evidence on the health benefits of walking and cycling are being taken seriously enough by the Government