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Co-operatives and social enterprises may hold the key to more and better jobs

Academics from Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research have found that co-operatives and social enterprises achieve employment growth at least on a par with other types of organisation, and also create good quality jobs. The research is published by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound).


Frustrated by Brexit? New paper on the implications of leaving the EU for long-term contracts

The fifth in a new series of briefs bringing current legal thinking to bear on public policy issues has been published by GLOBE, a research centre within the University of Warwick’s Law School. Is my long-term contract Brexit proof? by Professor Christian Twigg-Flesner highlights the issues likely to be faced by parties to long-term contracts entered into before Brexit was envisaged and the options available if either party wishes to adapt the contract to reflect the new relationship between the UK and the EU.

Wed 29 May 2019, 11:52 | Tags: Public Affairs, Brexit, Social Science, research, GLOBE, Law

Parental influence on educational attainment much greater than previously thought, new research finds

Governments keen to raise levels of educational achievement need to look at the cultures and attitudes of parents in high-achieving countries, not just national education systems – according to new findings from researchers at the University of Warwick and the Bank of Italy.


Leading expert on women and prison to help inform policy debate

Professor Azrini Wahidin, one of the UK’s leading figures in the study of women in prison, has been invited to offer expert insight to a conference exploring women’s experience of the criminal justice system. Professor Wahidin will be the keynote speaker at ‘Offending Women? Women's Journeys Through the Criminal Justice System,’ taking place in Manchester on Saturday 6th April.


World-leading economists to assemble at Warwick for annual conference

The University of Warwick Economics Department is this year’s host for the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference. The prestigious event, taking place from 15 to 17 April, brings together more than 700 academic and professional economists from across the globe to present current research developments in economics and showcase real-world applications.


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