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  • July 31, 2015

    Better-off children protected from failure by “glass floor”, says UK study

    Less-able children from wealthier backgrounds in the UK are protected from falling down the social scale in adult life by a “glass floor” while their less well-off peers are locked out of top jobs, according to new research.

    Less-able children from wealthier backgrounds in the UK are protected from falling down the social scale in adult life by a “glass floor” while their less well-off peers are locked out of top jobs, according to new research.

  • July 30, 2015

    More Swedish jobs going to migrants

    An increasing number of jobs in Sweden are going to foreigners as the country’s working-age population continues to shrink, according to the latest government figures.

    An increasing number of jobs in Sweden are going to foreigners as the country’s working-age population continues to shrink, according to the latest government figures.

  • July 29, 2015

    UK universities urge country to stay in EU

    An organization representing universities in the UK has warned against the country leaving the EU.

    An organization representing universities in the UK has warned against the country leaving the EU.

  • July 28, 2015

    Remittances to Philippines slowing, figures show

    Remittance payments to the Philippines are beginning to slow down, a development which is likely to create pressure on the domestic economy, according to analysis by the Financial Times.

    Remittance payments to the Philippines are beginning to slow down, a development which is likely to create pressure on the domestic economy, according to analysis by the Financial Times.

  • July 27, 2015

    Education is a valuable tool in curtailing global population growth

    In a recent article posted on the World Economic Forum’s Agenda blog, Sarah Murray, in collaboration with GE LookAhead, explores the potential for education to stem excessive population growth.

    In a recent article posted on the World Economic Forum’s Agenda blog, Sarah Murray, in collaboration with GE LookAhead, explores the potential for education to stem excessive population growth.

  • July 24, 2015

    One-third of Welsh people over 50 are unemployed and struggling to re-enter the workforce

    A new report prepared by the National Assembly for Wales Enterprise and Business Committee—Employment Opportunities for People Over 50—highlights the urgent need to address the challenges faced by older jobseekers in Wales.

    A new report prepared by the National Assembly for Wales Enterprise and Business Committee—Employment Opportunities for People Over 50—highlights the urgent need to address the challenges faced by older jobseekers in Wales.

  • July 23, 2015

    Are apprenticeship systems the solution to youth unemployment crises?

    Currently, global youth unemployment levels are incredibly high—50% in Greece and Spain, 40% in Italy, 16% in the UK, 12% in the US. 

    Currently, global youth unemployment levels are incredibly high—50% in Greece and Spain, 40% in Italy, 16% in the UK, 12% in the US. 

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