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Trialling women's residential centres a good start - expert comment

Dr Rachel Bennett, from the Department of History at the University of Warwick, comments on the news that Justice Secretary David Gauke will cut funding to five women's community prisons in England and Wales and will instead channel cash into five residential centres, which are to be trialled.

Wed 27 June 2018, 14:33 | Tags: Expert comment, Women, prisons

Professor Kate Purcell on the gender pay gap deadline

Professor Kate Purcell, of the Institute for Employment Research, discusses the gender pay gap and her latest report Present Tense, Future Imperfect? Young people’s pathways into work.

Wed 04 April 2018, 10:26 | Tags: Employment, Institute for Employment Research, Women, Gender

Prof Vera Troeger comments on the Fawcett Society's report on the gender pay gap

Vera Troeger, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, comments on the Fawcett Society’s report on the gender pay gap on Equal Pay Day.


Fri 10 November 2017, 11:11 | Tags: Economics, Expert comment, Policy, workers, Women, Gender

Advances for women in Saudi Arabia motivated by economics not women’s rights: Expert comment

The decisions to allow Saudi women to attend sports events for the first time comes soon after the repeal of the ban on women’s driving and are examples of how the Saudi authorities are trying to liberalize Saudi society. However, their aim is to improve Saudi Arabia’s economy and reduce dependency on the oil sector, says Dr Nicola Pratt, Reader in International Politics of the Middle East from the Univesrity of Warwick.

Mon 30 October 2017, 14:10 | Tags: Expert comment, Middle East, Politics and International Studies, Women