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New Miliband adviser Axelrod on what Labour can learn from Obama

Barack Obama’s senior strategist David Axelrod talks to David Muir about government 'as catalyst rather than principal provider'.



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Small businesses: shooting for full employment

Our new research explores how, with the support of the right policies, small and medium-sized businesses can do even more to promote full employment.



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States of transition: youth unemployment in Europe and the US

A new report provides an international analysis of successes, failures and contrasts in youth unemployment, education and labour market policies.



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Gauging local attitudes to local identity and local powers

Our new report reveals that many English people feel very attached to their local area and have high levels of trust in local politicians and institutions.



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Small firms, giant leaps: Small businesses and the road to full employment

Small firms, giant leaps: Small businesses and the road to full employment

This report explores the role that small and medium-sized businesses can play in promoting full employment and helping people to overcome barriers to work, and the support they need to achieve this.

18 Apr 2014
by Spencer Thompson
States of transition: Youth unemployment, education and labour market policy in Europe and the US

States of transition: Youth unemployment, education and labour market policy in Europe and the US

This report analyses the youth unemployment problems of France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the US, examining how the transition from education to full-time employment is managed in each country. Drawing from their successes, failures and points of difference, it identifies ways in which the process can be improved in all countries.

16 Apr 2014
Edited by Tony Dolphin

Key publications

European jobs and skills: A comprehensive review, 2014

European jobs and skills: A comprehensive review, 2014

The first annual European Jobs and Skills review takes an in-depth look at trends in employment and unemployment in countries and regions across Europe, tackling the critical issues of underemployment, structural unemployment, productivity and wages, changes in the nature of work, skills supply, labour market gaps and youth unemployment.

A fair deal on migration for the UK

A fair deal on migration for the UK

In this paper, IPPR brings together its ideas and research on migration from across the last five years to propose a comprehensive Fair Deal on migration for the UK – a set of policies and approaches that address all aspects of migration in a fair and realistic way, and which would make Britain’s economy fairer and our society stronger.

06 Mar 2014
by IPPR

Latest

Sights and sounds of the European Jobs & Skills Summit 2014

Check out our snapshot of all the goings-on at the first European Jobs & Skills Summit, held in London, 1 April 2014.

Key issues: European jobs and skills

Watch a short summary of the key issues underpinning unemployment and underemployment in Europe. This presentation was first given by IPPR director Nick Pearce at the European Jobs & Skills Summit 2014.

The full report is available for download at http://www.ippr.org/publication/55/12069/european-jobs-and-skills-a-comprehensive-review-2014

Keynote speech: Matt Hancock on vocational education, maths and technology

The skills and enterprise minister spoke at the European Jobs and Skills Summit 2014, hosted by IPPR and JP Morgan. He emphasised the importance of vocational education, mathematics and technology to both jobseekers and the British economy.

Keynote speech: Rachel Reeves on work and welfare

The shadow work and pensions secretary spoke at the European Jobs and Skills Summit 2014, hosted by IPPR and JP Morgan. She said her job was to ensure that when young people fall through gaps the social security system is in place to get them into work.

Work hard, pay into the system and uphold British values

64% of people surveyed by IPPR agreed that if migrants work hard, pay into the system and uphold British values then we should welcome them to the UK. Find out more about our fair deal on immigration at http://www.IPPR.org/fair-deal

Coming soon

Capital in the twenty-first century, with Thomas Piketty

Join IPPR and Thomas Piketty as he discusses his ground-breaking work, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, and its profound implications for politics and economics in the UK.

30 Apr 2014

Think Ahead: Meeting the workforce challenges in mental health social work

This event sees the launch of 'Think Ahead', an IPPR report which proposes the creation of a new social enterprise to help recruit and educate a new generation of mental health social workers.

06 May 2014

Childcare: A strategic national priority? Final report launch

This event sees the launch of IPPR's final report from our project 'Childcare: A strategic national priority?' IPPR will be presenting findings from the report that outlines not only a vision, but practical steps to move towards universal, affordable and high-quality early years provison.

21 May 2014

Home ownership: a national obsession?

This 'Ideas on the 3rd Floor' event will explore and discuss the rising demand for houses.

10 Jun 2014
 

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Great piece on Hong Kong's new wave of angst films. Fruit Chan's post apocalyptic 'After Midnight' is superb. www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1489873/fear-and-loathing-cinema-new-films-reflect-modern-tensions-hong-kong

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39% say councils should have more powers- key finding from our report out this week www.ippr.org/publication/55/12120/the-future-of-england-the-local-dimension?siteid=ipprnorth pic.twitter.com/2VSqCuYKcw

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@IPPR are recruiting! Looking for a researcher (economy, families & work) and an operations officer www.ippr.org/vacancies/jobs