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Government support for self-employed during COVID-19 outbreak: expert comment

The Chancellor’s is expected to announce government measures to support the self-employed during the coronavirus outbreak later today. Professor Chris Warhurst from the Warwick Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick comments that supporting this group of workers is more complicated than it might first appear.

Thu 26 Mar 2020, 11:37 | Tags: Research, Employment, Institute for Employment Research

Schools closure comes with 'major consequences' - expert comment from Dr Michael Wyness

With the Government announcing the closure of schools in the United Kingdom for the foreseeable future, Dr Michael Wyness from the University of Warwick Centre for Education Studies has commented on the new set of challenges this brings.

Thu 19 Mar 2020, 14:34 | Tags: Research, Education, Centre for Education Studies

Costs and consequences of data breaches - expert comment

"Market penalty depends a great deal on the type of breach, the sensitivity of the information, the number of records lost, the extent to which the firm ‘holds itself out’ as a safe guardian of data and the delay between breach and disclosure." Dr Jonathan Cave comments on the consequences that can flow from large data breaches such as the recent Virgin Media incident.


Report on the future of children's health and wellbeing - expert comment

A new report by the WHO, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) and the Lancet Commission looks at the future of the health and wellbeing of today's children. Warwick Medical School's Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown has praised this as a positive step, but argues that it could have gone further in recognising challenges to children's mental health.


Comparing incomes can make us unhappy – but it may depend on whom we’re comparing ourselves to

Subjective reports of wellbeing or ‘happiness’ are increasingly influential in policy. While past research has found that making comparisons with those on higher incomes can make people unhappy, Laura Kudrna illustrates that this ‘relative income’ effect may not be as straightforward as previously thought, with the structure of society having an impact on how people feel and think about their lives.

Tue 18 Feb 2020, 15:35 | Tags: WMS, Research, Warwick Medical School

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