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Why UK should follow Nordics’ lead on universal childcare.

Dr Jana Javornik appears on The Conversation website with an article entitled Why UK should follow Nordics’ lead on universal childcare.

To read the full article click on this link.

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Dr Jana Javornik appears on The Conversation website

Shared parental leave is a nice idea – but will it actually work? Dr Jana Javornik discusses this issue in her article published on The Conversation website. Continue reading

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Fight for Women in the 21st Century’s society.

Dr Jana Javornik attended and was a key speaker at a rountable discussion which was held in Slovenia on the Continue reading

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Comparative Childcare Policy Analysis Revisited: Examples of Central and Eastern Europe

Date: 1st – 3rd May 2014
Venue: Boston, Massachusetts, US

Dr Jana Javornik attended the Population Association of America 2014 Annual meeting which took place between the 1st – 3rd May in Boston, Massachusetts. Continue reading

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It takes a village: Support sources in work-care mishmash of working parents

Jana JournalDate: 23rd – 25th April 2014
Location: University of Leeds

Dr Jana Javornik, a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Work, Care and Global Transitions presented a paper at the annual British Sociological Association conference which took place at the University of Leeds last month.

The title of the paper was “It takes a village: Support sources in work-care mishmash of working parents” and it can be viewed by following this link.

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European migration into Yorkshire and the Humber Post 2008

On 2 July 2012 the WCGT project hosted a consultation meeting about European migration into Yorkshire and the Humber. The event brought together members of voluntary and statutory organisations, who work to support migrants and their dependants, in order to share views and experiences of post-2008 changes in intra-EU migration in the region. Continue reading

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Marginalisation and pay-differentials in the UK social care sector

Date: Weds 27 June 2012, 2.00 – 3.30pm
Location: Leeds Enterprise Centre Meeting Room, 23 Lyddon Terrace

Shereen Hussein – King’s College London

The long-term care sector is generally characterised by low pay and difficult working conditions. Understanding pay structures and differentials within this sector is important in enhancing recruitment, retention, quality of care and productivity. Continue reading

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Exploring the private pension gender gap in later working life: Evidence from ELSA

Date: Weds 13 June 2012 – 5.30pm
Location: Liberty Building SR G.32

Jean Gardiner and Andrew Robinson, University of Leeds

This seminar investigates the gender gap in private pension (PP) membership and wealth, focusing on the separate and combined effects of gender and occupation for employees in their 50s, using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA).

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Welfare reform in 21st century Britain

Date: Wednesday 2nd May 2012, 16.00 – 17.30
Location: SR G.33, Liberty Building

Dr Anne Daguerre, Middlesex University

Since the 1980s, British policymakers have increasingly espoused a liberal model of welfare characterised by the reliance on in work benefits, US style, in order to subsidize low wages. Continue reading

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