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Global Gender Inequalities – A Statistical Overview

Gender Inequalities in Employment For every dollar earned by men, women earn 70-90 cents. Women are less likely to work than men – Globally in 2015 about three quarters of men and half of women participate in the labour force. … Continue reading

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Don’t Fall in Love with a Foreigner, at least if you’re poor.

It’s official – the poorest 40% of UK citizens aren’t allowed to bring their foreign born spouses to the UK… The Supreme Court recently upheld a decision that breaks up families in which a UK spouse earns less than £18.6K … Continue reading

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The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations in International Development

There is a very wide range of non-governmental organisations (NGOs). NGOs are groups of concerned citizens who are independent of the government and business, and are thus nominally non-political and non-profit organisations. NGOs typically have charity status and raise funds … Continue reading

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Arguments Against Trade as a Strategy for Development

Andre Gunder Frank (1971) argues that the reason trade doesn’t work for poor countries is a legacy of colonialism – before independence, the colonizing power simply took these commodities. After independence, developing societies are often still over-dependent on exporting these … Continue reading

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The Millennium Development Goals – How Much Progress was Made?

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted by 189 nations during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000. Eight MDGs were developed which responded to the world’s main development challenges. The goals ranged from halving extreme poverty rates to halting … Continue reading

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The Effects of Material Deprivation on Education

Material deprivation can be defined as the inability to afford basic resources and services such as sufficient food and heating. Material deprivation generally has a negative effect on educational achievement. Gibson and Asthana (1999) pointed out that there is a correlation between … Continue reading

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