A round-up of some recent appearances in the news and across the web of data held in the UK Data Service collection…
Inequalities in Scotland
Commonspace website combed through the report to discover that there were six noticeable sorts of inequalities in Scotland’s communities highlighted, while The Scotsman highlighted how particular Scottish religious and ethnic communities were more likely to live in deprived communities.
Is violence really on the rise?
In sickness and in health
Meanwhile, the Child of Our Times blog reported on a government study, using data from the Millennium Cohort Study, which looked at possible reasons behind the increase in numbers of young people with mental health problems.
Unionist or nationalist?
On the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, Akash Paun tweeted about analysis using the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey into how identity in Northern Ireland has changed in the last two decades.
Our analysis, by @aroncheung, (using data from the excellent Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey) shows how sectarian identities have weakened over the past 20 years. ‘Neither unionist nor nationalist’ is the most common response. #IfGGoodFriday pic.twitter.com/pCJi6vrZp0
— Akash Paun (@AkashPaun) April 10, 2018
Women across the world
In a time when, quite rightly, questions are being raised about gender equality in pay, it’s fascinating to see this post by Sharon Howard using World Bank World Development Indicators to explore data about women and girls across the world. Dr Sharon Howard works at the University of Sheffield as Project Manager for digital history projects.
Young people today
Pity millenials. Not only are they blamed for eating too much avocado and killing many things including marriage, doorbells, napkins and breakfast cereal, Mental Health Today reports that they are lonelier than older people, at least based on responses to the Community Life Survey.
What a time to be a young person…