Reports and Research Papers

On this page you will find links to reports and research papers on the themes below. Please click on the topic areas in the list below to go see links to research in each area:

The Pay Gap

Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting: summary of reported data for 2018/19

Gender Pay Gap: women still short-changed in the UK

Female & Male Social Roles

Gender roles. An incomplete revolution?

Book: ‘Women and Employment. Changing Lives and New Challenges’, eds J Scott, S Dex, H Joshi pub Edward Elgar

Women and Girls in Science

Women in STEM, MATRIX Position Paper, Report May 2018, DfE

Sexism, Rape, Sexual Violence/Assault, Sexual Harassment

OFSTED Review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges (2021)

High levels of sexism fuelling poor mental health among women

‘It’s Just Everywhere – Sexism in Schools’, Report Jan 2019, UK Feminista & NEU

Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges, Report May 2018, DfE

Large Numbers of Teenage Girls Experience Sexual Coercion in Relationship by Professor Nicky Stanley, University of Central Lancashire

Girls and Low Self-Esteem

The Prince’s Trust, Youth Index 2019, Report Social Media Creates Pressure on Young People

Girls and Self-Harming

‘Prevalence of non-suicidal self-harm and service contact in England, 2000–14: repeated cross-sectional surveys of the general population’, S McManus, D Gunnell, C Cooper, et al, pub The Lancet Psychiatry

‘Worrying rise in reports of self-harm among teenage girls in UK’

Women’s Prisons

The Transition from Sex to Gender in English Prisons: Human Rights and Queer Theory by Michael Biggs

This paper analyses how the prison system in England and Wales transitioned from sex to gender, from the 1990s to the 2010s. It traces the succession of criteria for allocating males to women’s prisons: first genital surgery, then legal sex, and finally gender identity.’ 

Prof Michael Biggs is a member of the AEA Advisory Group.

Equality for women not seen as an issue in the UK

This Report uses ‘gender’ as a synonym for ‘sex’. This is about the perception of the inequality of females. Women are almost 52% of UK adult population. Because women are ubiquitous in all spheres, the common perception is that equality has been achieved. This Report endorses that perception.

‘Britain ranks 21st in the world for gender equality, and people in Britain are among the least concerned about inequality between men and women, with 23% saying it is one of the most serious forms of inequality in the country.

Other, similar nations that rank higher on objective measures of gender equality actually have greater levels of concern about this issue.’

Read the report from The Policy Institute at Kings College London : Inequalities around the globe: what the world sees as most serious