COVID-19 inequality: poorest workers hit by worse outcomes

We have not all been in this together, according to research from Oxford, which shows the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in aggravated economic and mental health inequality. The study, published by PNAS (Proceedings of the ...

Swedish workers among Europe's best-paid in late 1800s

In 19th-century Sweden, workers' wages rose faster than in other European countries. By 1900, they were among the highest in Europe, and the steepest rise of all had been for those who earned least. This is shown by new research ...

Workplace automation has sizeable negative impact on pay gap

For every 10 percent increase in the number of robots in the workplace, researchers found a 1.8 percent increase in the conditional pay gap between male and female employees, though both men and women did see their pay increase ...

Most deprived children face biggest risk of unemployment

Children growing up in jobless households will be less likely to gain employment in an economic recession, according to a new cross-European study led by UCL and the University of Bath.

Nothing changes: Lockdown gender gap remains firm

While the world has been thrown into chaos by COVID-19, gender inequality has survived the pandemic intact, according to a report from Oxford's Department of Sociology, with women still carrying out most housework and childcare, ...

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