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From Europe to Africa: Return Migration to Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo

October 28, 2014 20:15

Source: Institut national d'études démographiques (INED)

In Europe, it is often assumed that African immigrants intend to settle permanently in the host country. Is this really the case? Do migrants only return home when they are encouraged or forced to do so by the authorities?...

Very few countries, either of origin or destination, record international return migrations in their national statistics. When ... <snip>

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Posted in: Africa - Business and economics - Europe - Immigration - International - Labor - Race - Social and cultural issues

Views: 203 | Source: Institut national d'études démographiques (INED)


Children of the Recession: The impact of the Economic Crisis on Child Well-being in Rich Countries

October 28, 2014 18:32

Source: UNICEF

From Press Release:

A new UNICEF report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since 2008, bringing the total number of children in the developed world living in poverty to an estimated 76.5 million.

Innocenti Report Card 12, Children of the Recession: The impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries, ... <snip>

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Posted in: Asia - Australia and New Zealand - Business and economics - Children and families - Europe - International - Lists & Rankings - Middle East - Poverty - Social and cultural issues - North America

Views: 206 | Source: UNICEF


The Global Gender Gap Report 2014

October 28, 2014 18:26

Source: World Economic Forum

From The Global Gender Gap Index 2014:

The Global Gender Gap Index was first introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006 as a framework for capturing the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. This year is the 9th edition of the Index, allowing for time-series analysis on the changing patterns of gender equality around the world and ... <snip>

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Posted in: Africa - Asia - Australia and New Zealand - Business and economics - Documents in the news - Education - Europe - Gender and sexuality - Government and politics - Health and healthcare - Human rights - International - Latin America and the Caribbean - Lists & Rankings - Middle East - Social and cultural issues - North America - South America

Views: 206 | Source: World Economic Forum


UK: State of the Nation 2014: Social Mobility and Child Poverty in Great Britain

October 26, 2014 19:52

Source: Social Mobility & Child Poverty Commission via GOV.UK

From Executive Summary:

This is our last State of the Nation report prior to the 2015 UK General Election. As such it presents a verdict on the past and provides a window into the future. Our central conclusion is that the next Government will have to adopt radical new approaches if poverty is to be beaten, mobility improved and if Britain is to avoid becoming a ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Children and families - Europe - Government and politics - Labor - Poverty - Social and cultural issues - United Kingdom

Views: 404 | Source: Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission (UK)


UK: A Shared Responsibility: Building Children's Online Resilience

October 26, 2014 19:48

Source: Oxford Internet Institute via Virgin Media

From Press Release:

The first scientific research into how young people manage online risk was published earlier this month by the Oxford Internet Institute. We asked them to undertake this ground-breaking academic study – “A shared responsibility - building children’s online resilience” – to better understand how children can get the best from the ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Children and families - Consumer issues - Europe - Industries - Internet - Media and entertainment - Privacy - Public safety - Safety - Security - Social and cultural issues - Technology - Telecommunications - United Kingdom

Views: 251 | Source: Oxford Internet Institute (UK)


Cybercrime: An Overview of the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Statute and Related Federal Criminal Laws

October 24, 2014 18:24

Source: Congressional Research Service via Federation of American Scientists

From Summary:

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030, outlaws conduct that victimizes computer systems. It is a cyber security law. It protects federal computers, bank computers, and computers connected to the Internet. It shields them from trespassing, threats, damage, espionage, and from being corruptly used as instruments of fraud. It ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Crime - Government and politics - Internet - Legal and law enforcement - National security - Security - Technology - Telecommunications - North America

Views: 346 | Source: Congressional Research Service


Libraries Are...Champions for Academic Freedom and Balanced Copyright

October 24, 2014 18:20

Source: Association of Research Libraries

The Constitutional purpose of copyright and the mission of higher education are the same: to “promote the Progress of Science and the useful Arts.”

This mission requires balance between the interests of copyright holders and the interests of scholars, faculty, and students.

Research libraries and their partners on campus are champions of that balance.

 ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Consumer issues - Education - Intellectual property - International - Internet - Legal and law enforcement - Nonprofits - Postsecondary - Technology - North America - Regulation and compliance

Views: 395 | Source: Association of Research Libraries


UK: The Missing Million: Illuminating the Employment Challenges of the Over 50s

October 24, 2014 18:16

Source: Prince's Initiative for Mature Enterprise (UK)

From Press Release:

Unemployment amongst the over 50s is a critical concern: worklessness amongst older people remains high and this problem is likely to increase as we are living longer and the State Pension Age continues to rise....

The research demonstrates that of the 3.3 million economically inactive people aged 50-64, approximately 1 million people have been ... <snip>

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Posted in: Age and Aging - Europe - Labor - Social and cultural issues - United Kingdom

Views: 208 | Source: Prince's Initiative for Mature Enterprise (UK)


Ebola Virus Disease: Epidemiological Update

October 21, 2014 15:51

Source: Public Health England via GOV.UK

As of 8 October (7 October for Liberia and Guinea), a total of 8,399 clinically compatible cases (CCC) of Ebola virus disease (EVD) (4,655 confirmed), including 4,033 deaths have been reported in the affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain and the United States of America) since December 2013.

 

 

+ Direct link to document (PDF; 636 KB)

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Posted in: Africa - Diseases and conditions - Europe - Health and healthcare - International - Public safety - Safety - United Kingdom - North America

Views: 331 | Source: Public Health England


Civil Society's Concerns about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership [TTIP]

October 21, 2014 15:46

Source: Directorate-General for External Policies (EU)

Abstract:

When the EU and the US launched negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in June 2013, civil society was invited to play ‘a constructive and engaged part in defining the content’ of this strategic deal. Interest in the TTIP has gone beyond its expected economic impact: the agreement has been seen by some as a way to ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Canada - Consumer issues - Globalization - Industries - International - International Relations - Investments - Legal and law enforcement - Social and cultural issues - North America

Views: 254 | Source: Directorate-General for External Policies (EU)


Negotiations on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Concluded

October 21, 2014 15:43

Source: Directorate-General for External Policies (EU)

Abstract:

The Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada, on which negotiations were concluded at the EU-Canada Summit in Ottawa on 26 September 2014, will be a 'first' in many areas. The agreement will be the EU's first with another highly industrialised country to facilitate market access for goods, services and investment by abolishing almost ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Canada - Consumer issues - Europe - Food and agriculture - Industries - International - International Relations - Investments - Legal and law enforcement - Public safety - Safety - Regulation and compliance

Views: 216 | Source: Directorate-General for External Policies (EU)


The Expected Impact of the TTIP on EU Member States and Selected Third Countries

October 16, 2014 21:50

Source: Directorate-General for External Policies (EU)

From the Introduction:

The EU-US High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth (HLWG) was established during the 2011 EU-US Summit. In its final report of 11 February 2013, the HLWG recommended that EU and US leaders launch negotiations on a comprehensive trade and investment agreement. Negotiations on a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) were ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Europe - Globalization - Government and politics - International - International Relations - Investments - Legal and law enforcement - United Kingdom - North America

Views: 456 | Source: Directorate-General for External Policies (EU)


Global Wealth Report 2014

October 16, 2014 21:42

Source: Credit Suisse

From the Introduction:

The Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information on global household wealth... Unlike other studies, this report measures and analyzes trends in wealth across nations from the very base of the “wealth pyramid” to the ultra-high net worth individuals....

Although the global economic environment has remained ... <snip>

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Posted in: Africa - Asia - Australia and New Zealand - Business and economics - Canada - China - Europe - Globalization - India - International - Poverty - Russia - Social and cultural issues - North America - South America - Japan - Emerging Economies

Views: 492 | Source: Credit Suisse


Growing Together II: London and the UK Economy

October 16, 2014 21:24

Source: GLA Economics

From Executive Summary:

The relationship between London’s economy and that of the rest of the UK has been debated for some time. Evidence in this paper shows that activity and investment in London results in economic activity in other UK regions: as London grows the rest of the UK grows.

In economic terms, the main economic driving force for at least the last three decades or so has been ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Europe - Globalization - Government and politics - Industries - Infrastructure - Labor - Social and cultural issues - Taxation - Transportation and travel - United Kingdom

Views: 347 | Source: GLA Economics (UK)


Into the Fire: The Dangers of Re-deploying British Reaper Drones after Afghanistan

October 16, 2014 21:20

Source: Drone Wars UK

From Executive Summary:

UK forces have used armed drones to undertake airstrikes since 2004, either in conjunction with the US or utilizing its own fleet of armed Reapers acquired in 2007. Increasingly the UK has relied on its Reaper drones to undertake airstrikes. Ministry of Defence (MoD) figures show the percentage of British airstrikes in Afghanistan undertaken by drones has risen from 52% in 2009/10 to ... <snip>

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Posted in: Afghanistan - Europe - Government and politics - International - Middle East - Military and defense - National security - Technology - Terrorism - United Kingdom

Views: 321 | Source: Drone Wars UK


Rebooting EU Foreign Policy

October 14, 2014 13:31

Source: European Council on Foreign Relations

From Press Release:

Ukraine and the Middle East have underlined how ill-equipped the EU is to respond to foreign policy crises. This policy paper argues that the EU’s new foreign policy High Representative, Federica Mogherini will have to contend not only with a world in which Europe’s weight is greatly diminished but with a reluctance at the heart of the EU to face ... <snip>

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Posted in: Asia - Europe - Government and politics - International - International Relations - Middle East - National security - Russia

Views: 313 | Source: European Council on Foreign Relations


Measuring National Well-being - Exploring the Well-being of Children in the UK, 2014

October 14, 2014 13:27

Source: Office for National Statistics (UK)

Key Points:

• Around three-quarters of children aged 10 to 15 in Great Britain rated their life satisfaction, the things that they do as worthwhile, and their happiness yesterday as moderate to high in 2013.

• In 2011–12 in the UK, 8 out of 10 boys (79%) reported being relatively happy with their appearance. Fewer than 7 out of 10 girls (68%) reported the ... <snip>

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Posted in: Children and families - Crime - Europe - Gender and sexuality - Health and healthcare - Internet - Legal and law enforcement - Poverty - Social and cultural issues - Technology - United Kingdom

Views: 251 | Source: Office for National Statistics (UK)


Public Sector Pay in the UK

October 14, 2014 13:25

Source: Institute for Fiscal Studies (UK)

From Executive Summary:


In raw terms, pay levels are higher in the public sector than in the private sector. However, after accounting for differences in education, age and where workers live, the differences are much smaller. Among men, the average public sector pay differential in 2013–14 was close to zero, while among women it was around 8%.

Since the onset of the ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Europe - Government and politics - Labor - Poverty - Taxation - United Kingdom

Views: 261 | Source: Institute for Fiscal Studies (UK)


Report on European judicial systems – Edition 2014 (2012 data): efficiency and quality of justice

October 10, 2014 17:54

Source: Council of Europe


From Press Release:

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) draws on quantitative and qualitative data to outline the main trends observed in 46 European countries.

Among the findings to emerge from this report, the fifth of its kind since the CEPEJ was set up in 2002, are the following:

contrasting effects ... <snip>

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Posted in: Europe - Gender and sexuality - Government and politics - Human rights - International - Internet - Legal and law enforcement - Social and cultural issues - Taxation - Technology - United Kingdom - Emerging Economies

Views: 427 | Source: Council of Europe


Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age

October 10, 2014 17:51

Source: Pew Research Center

From About This Report:

The report covers experts’ views about what much faster bandwidth speeds might produce as new Internet activities. Over the past few decades people have been sharing and accessing magnitudes more information online annually. Network speeds are dependent upon many factors, but local Internet architecture is a lynchpin for the kind of efficient service that ... <snip>

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Posted in: Business and economics - Consumer issues - Industries - International - Internet - Media and entertainment - Social and cultural issues - Technology - Telecommunications - North America

Views: 539 | Source: Pew Research Center



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