Domestic abuse: Male violence against women rises with female employment in many developing countries
Dr Zahra Siddique’s study heightens the case for giving women the same access to divorce as men.
By Michelle Kilfoyle.
Conventional economic wisdom suggests that men are less likely to assault their female partners if the women are in employment.…
International Women’s Day 2023: What do our students say?
Today is International Women’s Day, a chance to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness of discrimination and #EmbraceEquity. Here’s what final-year BSc Economics students Alicja and Madeline have to say on inspiration, leadership and their hopes for the future.…
Who gets in? Where you live matters for where you go to school
The system rationing entry to England’s more effective schools could have a big impact on social mobility. Our research provides the first detailed national dataset since widespread academisation.
By Simon Burgess (University of Bristol and IZA), Estelle Cantillon (Université Libre de Bruxelles, FNRS, and CEPR), Mariagrazia Cavallo (University of Bristol), Ellen Greaves (European University Institute and University of Bristol), and Min Zhang (University of Westminster)
Families can express a preference (‘choose’) for their child to attend any state school in England, but schools set the rules for who gets in if they are over-subscribed.…
Domestic workers: A simple ‘humanising’ measure helps stop employers abusing migrant staff
Seeing family photos softened employers’ behaviour towards employees in a study from Dr Toman Barsbai.
By Michelle Kilfoyle.
On their first day of work abroad in 2014, nearly 1000 women each presented their new employer with a small packet of dried mango and a photo of their family.…
Bristol Talks Economics welcomes alumnus and Allianz UK Deputy CFO, Kevin Wenzel
On Thursday November 17th, Bristol Talks Economics (in collaboration with the University of Bristol Business Society) was delighted to be joined by Kevin Wenzel, the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Allianz UK, a group of general insurance companies that includes LV= General Insurance.…
Healthcare: Cheap disinfectant could prevent many more deaths of newborn babies
Community healthcare providers in low-income countries could save more babies’ lives by going beyond WHO guidance for sepsis prevention, Professor Christine Valente and Dr Hans Sievertsen’s research suggests.
By Professor Christine Valente and Dr Hans Sievertsen
Healthcare policymakers and providers around the world are pouring more time and money than ever before into preventing newborn babies’ deaths.…
Education: Advising government on the effects of schools funding policy on segregation
Dr Hans Sievertsen’s research enabled policymakers to look beyond news headlines that reported increased segregation of schools.
By Dr Hans Sievertsen
In 2010, Denmark’s newspapers began reporting on a change in how state high schools recruit students.…
Recessions, housing bubbles, national debt: What do the experts say?
Economics staff at Bristol University give their views on recent economic developments. Where does the expert consensus lie?
By Ethan Lester
The battle against inflation is fueling uncertainty in a crisis-weary global economy.…
Why don’t more girls do science?
Why do fewer female students take maths and related subjects than male students? This became a highly controversial political issue in England in April 2022.
By Simon Burgess &
Why do fewer female students take maths and related subjects than male students?…