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'Men who seek flexible working viewed more favourably than women'

'Men who seek flexible working viewed more favourably than women'

Men who ask for flexible working to look after children may be more favourably viewed by colleagues than women, according to a US study.…

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Women bearing brunt of growth in low paid, insecure jobs since recession

Women bearing brunt of growth in low paid, insecure jobs since recession

Increasing levels of women in low paid work since the 2008 crisis, along with the declining value of low pay, is contributing to the widening inequality gap between women and men, according to a report by the Fawcett Society.…

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Men do more childcare when women self identify more with their profession

Men do more childcare when women self identify more with their profession

The more a woman self-identifies with her profession, the more paid hours she works and the less time she spends with the couple’s children, but the more equal the childcare balance is between a couple, according to recent research.…

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UK becoming 'self employment capital of Western Europe'

UK becoming 'self employment capital of Western Europe'

The UK is becoming the ‘self-employment capital’ of Western Europe, according to new analysis from the think tank IPPR. …

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Unemployment falls to 6.4%

Unemployment falls to 6.4%

Unemployment fell by 132,000 to 6.4%, the lowest rate since late 2008, but the unemployment rate for women aged 25 to 49 fell more slowly than for other groups, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. …

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