NEET hotspots – national improvement masks real issues for many places
The number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) has now fallen below a million. Geraint Johnes describes the broader regional patterns.
The Guardian: Improving UK productivity still below pre-recession level
Professor Geraint Johnes, who is also Director of the Work Foundation, is quoted in The Guardian, discussing today’s announcement from the UK’s Office for National Statistics showing a 0.3% productivity rise.View on The Guardian website
SecEd: The links between personality traits and risky behaviours
A new study has looked at the links between teenagers’ personality traits and risky behaviours like drink and drugs. Professor Ian Walker looks at the implications of what they discovered.View on the SecEd website
FT: ‘Economists back development of UK shale gas industry’
Professor Bob Rothschild is quoted in a Financial Times article about the economic benefits of fracking for shale gas in Northwest England.View on the FT website
China Daily Europe: 'Call for a more creative country'
China urgently needs to improve the level and efficiency of its innovation and should consider unconventional methods of integration, argues Dr Fu Xiaolan. Dr Fu, who completed her PhD in Economics at Lancaster and before that her Masters, is now Director of the Technology and Management for Development Centre at Oxford University.View on the China Daily website