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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
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

Is it our fault if we eat too many calories?

Is it our fault if we eat too many calories?
Description
Isabelle Szmigin in the Conversation: It turns out most of us under-report how many calories we consume – but it's not entirely our fault.
Date:
17/08/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

How reliant is Britain on EU migrant workers?

How reliant is Britain on EU migrant workers?
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Catherine Harris in the Conversation: EU workers in the UK are highly employed and concentrated in a few key areas of the economy – posing problems if they are no longer welcome post-Brexit.
Date:
09/08/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Calling all men! Five ways you can be a feminist at work

Calling all men! Five ways you can be a feminist at work
Description
Scott Taylor in the Conversation: Most workplaces still discriminate against women. Here's how men can fight for equality.
Date:
03/08/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Youngest siblings more likely to go into business, study finds.

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New research into birth order effects has found that the last-born children of non-entrepreneurial parents are more likely to go into business than first-borns.
Date:
14/07/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

A fourth industrial revolution is powering the rise of smart manufacturing

A fourth industrial revolution is powering the rise of smart manufacturing
Description
Lisa De Propris in the Conversation: A wave of technological innovation has started to fundamentally alter how we make stuff. It signals an era of huge change.
Date:
21/06/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What will happen to Britain's finances if it leaves the EU?

What will happen to Britain's finances if it leaves the EU?
Description
John Fender in the Conversation: An 'emergency budget' may not be necessary but that doesn't mean the UK will be awash with cash saved from its EU budget contributions.
Date:
20/06/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

How a John Lewis style co-op could save the Port Talbot steelworks

How a John Lewis style co-op could save the Port Talbot steelworks
Description
Scott Taylor in the Conversation: John Lewis shows how co-ops can be an exemplar of good business – both financially and for their customers and employees.
Date:
13/05/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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