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  • November 30, 2015

    More babies born to women aged 35 and over than to under-25s, UK data show

    There were more babies in England and Wales born to women aged 35 and over than to those under 25 for the first time in 2014, according to official figures. 

    There were more babies in England and Wales born to women aged 35 and over than to those under 25 for the first time in 2014, according to official figures. 

  • November 30, 2015

    IZA World of Labor in the Media - Review of November 2015

    A summary of all IZA World of Labor articles mentioned in the media in November 2015.

    A summary of all IZA World of Labor articles mentioned in the media in November 2015.

  • November 27, 2015

    How can we reduce the number of women in prisons?

    Since 1980, the number of women in US jails has risen by 646%; women now comprise 7% of America’s prison population. Compared to men this number may seem low, but female incarceration rates have grown 1.5 times faster than those of men.

    Since 1980, the number of women in US jails has risen by 646%; women now comprise 7% of America’s prison population. Compared to men this number may seem low, but female incarceration rates have grown 1.5 times faster than those of men.

  • November 26, 2015

    UK to introduce apprenticeship levy

    The UK government has announced plans to introduce a new payroll levy to fund three million new apprenticeships.

    The UK government has announced plans to introduce a new payroll levy to fund three million new apprenticeships.

  • November 24, 2015

    Female entrepreneurs in Ethiopia benefit from World Bank funding

    A project backed by the World Bank is helping women in Ethiopia access credit to help grow their businesses.

    A project backed by the World Bank is helping women in Ethiopia access credit to help grow their businesses.

  • November 23, 2015

    Africa faces obesity epidemic

    Obesity levels in Africa could soon be as high as those in Europe and North America, according to researchers behind a new anti-obesity initiative.

    Obesity levels in Africa could soon be as high as those in Europe and North America, according to researchers behind a new anti-obesity initiative.

  • November 20, 2015

    What do colleges do for local economies?

    People who complete a college degree generally earn more than those who have not attended college, but this earnings advantage is not the only benefit of a college education.

    People who complete a college degree generally earn more than those who have not attended college, but this earnings advantage is not the only benefit of a college education.

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