By Sophie McBain - 12 February 15:00
A UN report released today has found that progress made towards reducing poverty is at risk of being reversed because of widening inequality and a failure to strengthen women's rights.
By Heidi Vella - 31 January 13:42
How long have real wages been dropping?
By Luis Juste - 03 January 15:31
Britain reaps the benefits of welcoming overseas students to study in the UK - but internationalism works both ways. We should also be enabling UK students to study abroad.
By Heidi Vella - 12 December 16:05
Was there any good news from the figures?
By Frances Ryan - 03 October 11:52
"Life is already extremely limited for me, but with the pressure of the Work Programme, I've just felt a lot more hopeless – about either getting a job or just feeling happy and well again."
By Michael Brooks - 19 September 8:45
Hugh Loebner is offering researchers $100,000 to develop a computer that thinks like a human. But is that really the best use of artificial intelligence?
By New Statesman - 22 August 16:00
At home and across the continent, governments are failing to address the causes of youth unemployment.
By Danny Dorling - 22 August 11:00
At least 26 million unemployed people will be looking for work across Europe this summer, while in Britain, 2,400 bankers are earning over €1m a year - real pounds and euros that should be better spread out.
By Agata Pyzik - 22 August 10:10
The third-poorest country in the EU, Latvia punitive welfare conditions and the exclusion of Russian-speakers from surrounding nations has lead to a depopulation of 30,000 a year.
By George Eaton - 22 August 9:50
What kind of a social model is it that leaves half of young people out of work? George Eaton profiles Spain's employment woes.
By Felix Martin - 16 May 14:15
Felix Martin's "Real Money" column.
By Alex Hern - 15 April 16:38
How no job leads to no job.
By Caroline Davey - 12 March 10:34
Into work support from the work programme and job centre is not delivering for single parents, or for the tax payer.
By Alex Hern - 01 March 10:58
What will happen to bankers pay? Very little. To their risk taking? Very little. To, basically, anything? You guessed it.
By Alex Hern - 28 February 16:57
Double-dip or not, stagnation is here for sure.
By David Blanchflower - 28 February 9:24
It is clear that the coalition is bad for jobs.
By New Statesman - 28 February 6:52
The Chancellor's determination to persist with his strategy has more to do with politics than economics.
By Spencer Thompson - 20 February 13:57
A year on from its launch, the Youth Contract looks feeble in comparison to the problem it is trying to solve. It's time for a jobs guarantee.
By Alex Hern - 19 February 12:45
Don't hate the small charity players, hate the large corporate game.
By Alex Hern - 15 February 16:37
Is workfare actually supported by the young or just the young Conservatives?
By Alex Hern - 12 February 11:45
A minor victory for campaigners against mandatory work
By David Blanchflower - 07 February 15:38
The new Bank of England governor doesn’t start until July but he has some important decisions to make before then.
By Jim Taylor - 07 February 11:38
If our forecasts carry on being made on faulty assumptions the government will never learn.
By Alex Hern - 07 February 11:00
Where there's a popular view, there's always a backlash.
By Neil Lee - 06 February 14:55
It could be an outbreak of entrepreneurism, tax avoidance, or maybe just plain old unemployment
By Alex Hern - 15 January 17:56
…building our utopias.
By Alex Hern - 11 January 13:36
Parliamentarians' wages aren't set by the free market, so it's no use appealing to it for a raise.
By Helen Lewis - 31 December 14:29
In the Telegraph, the Work and Pensions secretary attacks Labour's welfare record.
By Gavin Kelly - 20 December 11:12
Making out that cutting working-age welfare won’t hurt those in work is so divorced from reality that there was always going to be backlash. None of which is to say that Osborne’s gamble won’t pay off.
By Alex Hern - 14 December 11:16
Adam Posen hits out at governmental "misinterpretation" of the economy.