Study which examines the pressures which lead to employers offering low-paid, insecure jobs and also considers the scope for change.
The General Household Survey (GHS) is an inter-departmental multi-purpose continuous survey carried out by the ONS collecting information on a range of topics from people living in private households in Great Britain.
Report drawing upon a range of statistical and other sources to construct a detailed picture of the incapacity benefit population in Glasgow and compare this with the west of Scotland and Scotland as a whole. The purpose was to produce a body of evidence which would assist in the task of improving the health and wellbeing of this population.
Report presenting in detail the reality of being older and housebound in the UK and setting out an agenda for change in which individuals' choices are supported and encouraged by innovative and personalised service delivery.
A summary version of the research report identifying interventions that appeared to make the most differences in terms of both the educational experience and the educational outcomes of the looked after children and young people participating in the pilot projects. The report was produced by Strathclyde University and published by the Scottish Government.
Report examining the scale of the unemployment problem in the UK and arguing that the Third Sector is well placed to make a positive contribution towards alleviating this problem because of its community roots and good understanding of the needs of disadvantaged people.
Report tracing the changing nature of the family and what that means for parents, children and society with a view to stimulating debate on family policy. It explores the changing face of families in Britain and the impact of these changes on society, public opinion and the role of government. It also highlights the opportunities for policymakers created by the changing demographic, social and attitudinal terrain.
Ministers asked the Take Up Taskforce to develop ways to help local services to support parents to access all their relevant benefit entitlements, in order to help tackle child poverty.
Many poor families are not taking up all of the financial support to which they are entitled and there are particularly low rates of take up by families where at least one parent is working. Lack of awareness of available in-work financial entitlements can present a barrier to parents entering and sustaining work.
Report of a qualitative study which aimed to deepen understanding of drinking behaviours and different drinking cultures in Scotland and make a contribution towards the further development of a Scottish strategy to reduce alcohol-related harm.
Document examining the current state of the gender equality issue in Europe and recommending courses of action to make more progress towards achieving full gender equality for older people.