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Bright sparks discovered via University's project with Birmingham Girls School

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The value of studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at 'A' Level has been shown to boost girls' potential earning power by as much as 33%. Encouraging girls to study these subjects at A level has been a long term focus of government policy since 2010.
Date:
26/08/2016

What does a rise in the minimum wage mean for the Mexican labour market?

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The idea of a minimum working wage has been a controversial topic within economics for many years. The basic goal of establishing a minimum level of earnings is to ensure that independently of the job performed, all workers can earn a salary that is high enough to satisfy their basic needs.
Date:
25/08/2016

What does a rise in the minimum wage mean for the Mexican labour market?

Description
The idea of a minimum working wage has been a controversial topic within economics for many years. The basic goal of establishing a minimum level of earnings is to ensure that independently of the job performed, all workers can earn a salary that is high enough to satisfy their basic needs.
Date:
25/08/2016

Choléra en Haïti : après l'aveu, l'ONU doit indemniser équitablement les victimes

Choléra en Haïti : après l'aveu, l'ONU doit indemniser équitablement les victimes
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Written by Rosa Freedman and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert. Après des années de tergiversations, les Nations unies ont reconnu leur part de responsabilité dans le déclenchement de l'épidémie. Reste maintenant à assumer financièrement. This article was originally published in English.
Date:
25/08/2016

Birmingham International Summer School 2016 is great success

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The Birmingham International Summer School (BISS) 2016 proved to be a tremendous success with 126 international students participating in three weeks of academic and social activities.
Date:
23/08/2016

The Student's Companion to Social Policy: 5th Edition

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This fully updated and expanded edition of the bestselling 'Student's Companion to Social Policy' charts the latest developments, research, challenges, and controversies in the field in a concise, authoritative format.
Date:
22/08/2016

Square pegs and round holes: Forming a resident management company at Ashfields

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New research by David Mullins and Jon Stevens for the Housing and Communities Research Group provides an inspiring example of how retirement housing providers can adapt to the aspirations of a new generation of consumers.
Date:
22/08/2016

As the UN finally admits role in Haiti cholera outbreak – here is how victims must be compensated

As the UN finally admits role in Haiti cholera outbreak – here is how victims must be compensated
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Written by Rosa Freedman and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert. It has long been known that UN forces brought disease to the country in the aftermath of an earthquake, but how can amends be made?
Date:
22/08/2016

New book published by G&S Birmingham Fellow

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Giuditta Fontana, a Birmingham Fellow, who is a political scientist specialising in cultural institutions in post-conflict and fragile societies, has written a new book entitled entitled Education Policy and Power-Sharing in Post-Conflict Societies.
Date:
18/08/2016

It takes skill to remain competitive

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In the last decades, European manufacturing industries have gone through intense change. Technological change not only heavily affected the stock of workers employed in manufacturing but more importantly, impacted on the nature of skill demanded.
Date:
17/08/2016
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