UK government commission says it has found “elitism so stark that it could be called Social Engineering”, while up to 50% of parental earnings advantage or disadvantage is passed on to childrenRead more "In short | Why the poor are poor in the UK"
Report ranks countries of Europe by their ability to convert national wealth into the population’s long-term well-beingRead more "The UK is worse than most of Europe at translating wealth into well-being"
Just how level is the financial playing field given an equal level of aspiration, hard work, and academic ability? The probabilities of poor people staying poor and rich people staying rich in the USA and the UKRead more "Do the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor?"
Large-scale studies indicate that high levels of benefit spending don’t create a culture of dependency, and that cutting welfare does not help people to help themselvesRead more "In short | Evidence suggests high welfare does not make people lazy"
The UN’s 2015 World Happiness Report says that societies in which people are more willing to help each other perform best in terms of both subjective well-being and economic developmentRead more "In short | Happiness increases with high social capital"
UN academics rank the countries of the world by happiness in 2015 and explain why they think it’s time for governments to change the model of societyRead more "UN World Happiness Report 2015: Key findings"
How political PR compares to data from independent bodies like the Office for National Statistics and the World Economic ForumRead more "Has progress been made over gender inequality since 2010?"