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External Publications and Outputs
Progress on socio-economic rights in Great Britain (EHRC, March 2018) An Equality and Humans Rights Commission report on the progress on socio-economic rights focusing on domestic law and policy; standard of living and social security; employment; and access to justice. This report includes analysis of child poverty, and the equality characteristics disability, ethnicity and gender. Note that this report focuses on England and Wales, and only includes Scotland for policy areas that are not devolved to the Scottish Government.
The gender pay gap in the UK: children and experience in work (IFS, 2018) An Institute for Fiscal Studies paper looking at the gender pay gap. It looks at the gender pay gap over a 25 year period and investigates the impact that gender differences in career patterns might have on pay, including part-time working
UK Poverty 2017 (Joseph Rowntree Foundation, December 2017) An analysis of poverty rates in the UK and how these have changed over the past twenty years. Some of the analysis is presented for Scotland separately. This report covers age, disability, ethnicity and gender.
Intersecting Inequalities: The impact of austerity on BME women in the UK (Women's Budget Group, October 2017) A report by the Women's Budget Group and Runnymede Trust with RECLAIM and Coventry Women's Voices. It contains the findings of an impact assessment looking at the impact that changes to public spending since 2010 have had for minority ethnic women
Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey (2014) an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded UK survey of the dimensions of relative poverty. The Scottish Government has funded a rural boost of the Scottish sample to enable better analysis of this rich data source. Analysis of the Scottish results by the Heriot-Watt and Glasgow University partners in the project were published in 2013.
An analysis on the impact of the UK Government's welfare reforms in Wales' (Welsh Government, 2013) This paper focuses on those with protected equality characteristics.
How Fair is Britain?: Report of EHRC first triennial review (EHRC, 2011) This Equality and Human Rights review aims to provide an authoritative compilation of the available evidence about equalities in England, Scotland and Wales against 40 indicators agreed by the Commission, the government and other key agencies. It brings together the facts about the experiences and outcomes in life of different individuals and groups. It draws on a range of sources including censuses, government surveys, academic work, and secondary analysis carried out especially for this Review.
External Research Organisations
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Carries out research and analysis of poverty in Scotland and the UK
Poverty Alliance - Works to combat poverty, focusing on low incomes, services, participation and attitudes