Wednesday August 05, 2015

Did you know that in the United States in 2013, black women earned 64% of what white men were paid?

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(Source: UN Women)

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Wednesday July 22, 2015

Company initiatives for workers with care responsibilities for disabled children or adults is a 2011 report, published by the European Union.

This report describes over 50 cases of companies in 11 Member States that have adopted measures to support their employees with care responsibilities for disabled children or adults. Key initiatives by companies include: various types of leave, reduced working hours, and such supportive measures as information, counselling and practical support.

The report concludes that raising awareness is important; that particularly effective approaches combine measures targeted at working carers and measures that the entire workforce can avail of; that line managers have a pivotal role to play in supporting working carers; and that it is possible to create solutions that either avoid the need for employees to leave the job, or that enable them to return to work.

(Source: European Union)

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Wednesday June 24, 2015

The Norden iLibrary is now available through the OECD iLibrary.

Nordic publications play a key role as the outcome of the many projects and activities fostered and financed by the Nordic co-operation. Being primarily research-based analyses the publications form the basis for political decisions in the Nordic co-operation.

Every year around 100 new Nordic titles are published, approximately 65% of which are in English. They cover all the subjects that are part of the Nordic co-operation, with particular focus on:

  • Biodiversity
  • Education
  • Employment
  • the Arctic
  • Social welfare and health

(Source: OECD)

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