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Chronic stress levels 40% higher in full-time working women with children, but flexible work reduces stress

New study by Dr Cara Booker, Professor Meena Kumari, Professor Michaela Benzeval and Professor Tarani Chandola, reveals the physical impact of stress on working mothers

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ISER evidence on racial harassment harm shared with the Independent Office for Police Conduct

Ethnic minorities are likely to be mistrustful of authorities in the face of widespread personal experience of harassment, and experiences of ethnic and racial harassment will result in ethnic minority clients who are more anxious and depressed

Professor Sonia Bhalotra discusses gender issues at launch of The Lancet Women’s theme issue "Advancing women in science, medicine, and global health"

Gender equality expert Professor Bhalotra chaired the panel Gender Bias and Assessment, leading discussions on how to overcome barriers to women’s advancement.

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Professor Peter Lynn on BBC Radio 4 More or Less

Our Professor of Survey Methodology discussed the recent survey of views on the Holocaust and the methods used to assess levels of Holocaust denial in the British population

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Who applies to university? New study for the Nuffield Foundation looked at reasons behind varying participation rates among young people

Better information for students and parents could encourage more students from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply for university, but not all types of information would be equally effective

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Half of workers on minimum wage move onto better paid jobs within a year, but most remain stuck in low paid work

New research published by the Low Pay Commission finds women more likely to be trapped in low paid work

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