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Back on Track: Making the most of parents’ working lives

This report outlines the impact of parenthood on the work outcomes of mothers and fathers. Mothers face a long-term employment penalty, comprising shorter hours and lower hourly earnings. Fathers too struggle to balance their work responsibilities with caring for their family.
Published: 11 June 2018
Author(s): Nicole Gicheva, Nigel Keohane
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From Mission to Impact

This paper authored by Phillip Ullmann, Chief Energiser at Cordant Group, discusses the benefits of social business, and the role it can play in creating a fair and robust market economy.
Published: 08 May 2018
Author: Phillip Ullmann
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Productivity takes Leave? Maternity benefits and career opportunities of women in academia

In this paper, Vera Troeger, Research Theme Leader at the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) looks at the effect of maternity benefits on the career opportunities of women in academia.
Published: 17 April 2018
Author: Vera Troeger
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Rules of Engagement

This report envisages a future where no matter how the work is performed there is greater evenness in tax treatment and in associated rights
Published: 20 June 2017
Author: Nigel Keohane
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Working it out: responses and recommendations to the rise in self-employment

The pamphlet looks at the rising trend in self-employment from a variety of perspectives, including tax, regulation and red tape, pensions and mortgages, trade unions and the self-employed, enterprise education,...
Published: 21 February 2017
Author: Rachel Reeves MP
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The Employment Divide: Is it possible to simplify the distinction between self-employment and employment?

This paper looks at way to close the divide between employment and self-employment.
Published: 17 November 2016
Author: Emran Mian
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Striving for better: Welfare and a labour market that work for disabled people

This is the second in a series of reports by the Social Market Foundation that consider the Government’s ambition of halving the disability employment gap.
Published: 20 October 2016
Author: Matthew Oakley
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Tough Gig: Tackling low paid self employment in London & the UK

This report looks at the growing problem of low paid self employment in the UK and offers recommendations on what the government can do to address this important issue.
Published: 18 October 2016
Author(s): Nida Broughton, Ben Richards
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Working Well: How employers can improve the wellbeing and productivity of their workforce

In this report we consider ways in which we can reduce stress and boost workplace engagement to help improve UK productivity.
Published: 25 January 2016
Author: Katie Evans
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