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Equal piles of coins.
by Hefin Gwilym David Beck and Sara Closs-Davies  |  9th May 2022

Hefin Gwilym, Dave Beck & Sara Closs-Davies discuss the likely effectiveness of the upcoming Universal Basic Income pilot scheme in Wales involving care leavers. …Read more

#BreakTheBias
by Banu Özkazanç-Pan  |  22nd April 2022

Prof Banu Özkazanç-Pan talks about the academic sacrifices she has had to make in order to find support and wellbeing as a woman within an institutional environment, and what might be necessary to bring about a more inclusive academic environment. …Read more

A puppet hanging by strings
by Heejung Chung  |  6th April 2022

Based on 'The Flexibility Paradox' by Heejung Chung, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations including the need for stronger rights around flexible working, the need for protection against discrimination when working flexibly and the importance of tackling the long-hours 'always-on' culture.…Read more

Sign showing someone washing their hands.
by Michael Fine and Joan Tronto  |  3rd March 2022

Michael Fine and Joan Tronto present the special issue of the International Journal of Care and Caring, 'Care, caring, and the global COVID-19 pandemic'.…Read more

Sheila Peace, author of The Environments of Ageing: Space, Place and Materiality, calls for more attention to be paid to the interaction between global challenges and population ageing. …Read more

Ships in port.
by Melissa Marschke and Peter Vandergeest  |  18th February 2022

Melissa Marschke and Peter Vandergeest expose the impact of the pandemic on the already vulnerable workers on industrial fishing boats.…Read more

Map of world with pins in Europe
by Morena Tartari  |  8th February 2022

Morena Tartari outlines her experiences as a lone parent and transnational researcher during the pandemic, and the structural inequalities she faced.…Read more

Job centre building at night.
by Stewart Lansley  |  4th February 2022

Stewart Lansley, author of 'The Richer, The Poorer', discusses the recent changes to benefits sanctions in the UK, and how runaway rewards for the rich and sanctions for the poor is not a politics of the common good. …Read more

Person walking down a dark beach in a grey hat and a bright yellow coat.
by Zowie Davy  |  19th January 2022

Zowie Davy welcomes many of the recommendations in the long-awaited report from the consultation by Women and Equalities Committee on the reform of the Gender Recognition Act and argues moving towards a less pathologising life where trans people who can self-declare their gender/sex needn’t be out of reach. …Read more

Hand holding up tree.
by Avril Bellinger  |  14th January 2022

Avril Bellinger of START Plymouth promotes the strengths approach as a long-term solution for helping under-served communities such as refugees. …Read more