Giselle Cory
Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research

Entries by Giselle Cory

The Dawn of Shared Parental Leave

(2) Comments | Posted 10 April 2015 | (01:00)

This week sees shared parental leave come into effect in the UK. Parents can now choose to split their parental leave when they have a child. This modest, necessary and rather intuitive statement may sound simple but it has been long in coming. It replaces a system in which new...

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Daddy Month: What's Not to Like?

(1) Comments | Posted 9 February 2015 | (15:42)

Explaining the UK's parental leave system to an outsider quickly leads to some tricky questions. Do mums get much more paid leave than dads because they're better care givers? Or maybe dads don't want to stay at home as much as mums do? In reality, the current system is a...

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Is Underemployment the New Normal?

(1) Comments | Posted 28 November 2012 | (13:47)

Today's ONS release confirms the scale of the rise in underemployment. More than one in 10 workers are now underemployed, working fewer hours than they would like to - a million more than in 2008. Recently, this increase has run hand in hand with a flatlining of overall...

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Why We Need to Take Another Look at Older Employment

(3) Comments | Posted 15 June 2012 | (01:00)

More people are working for longer. One in eight people now work past their retirement age, up for one in 12 in 2000 according to new stats from ONS. This is good news. Working for longer is to be welcomed at a time when people are living longer, healthier lives....

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