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STEM: where are the women?

What’s your favourite shocking statistic about the lack of women in science in the UK? I set out to find my own top 10 after a Fabian Women’s Network debate on the subject in Westminster in June. Some of these statistics...

The time has come to work together

We’ve heard the speech about predators and producers, and we know the problems of executive pay - but for all the talk of responsible capitalism there isn’t a clear idea about what a future economy might look like, and whether...

Childcare: winning the public argument

Childcare is back on the political agenda. In part this is because although Labour diminished the inequalities which entrenched during 18 years of Conservative rule (see figure 1), the party’s commitment to reduce child poverty by half was unfulfilled. Equally,...

Does Labour still have an economic credibility deficit?

Our economy is in a serious condition. We are in the second recession since 2008. Output remains well below levels experienced before the financial crisis. Living standards continue to fall. Spending by households has yet to recover and remains depressed....

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