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Real Estate Investment Trusts are being introduced throughout the world. This paper examines whether their introduction will promote private investment in rented housing.
Since 2003 the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), now the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), have jointly sponsored a partnership between national and regional museums in England that is designed to increase and...
Cross country comparisons of lifecycle labour supplies show that female hours of market work are significantly lower in Australia than in other comparable OECD countries, notably, the US, UK and Sweden. This paper argues that an explanation can be found in the rate structure of...
In recent years, there has been a radical reinterpretation of the role of ‘policy making’ and ‘service delivery’ in the public domain.
Little academic and policy attention has addressed the `digital divide' among children and young people. This article analyses findings from a national survey of UK 9—19-year-olds that reveal inequalities by age, gender and socioeconomic status in relation to their quality of access to and use...
Relatively few countries possess all the factors necessary to support a thriving information technology sector, but the United States, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom provide the strongest environments for IT competitiveness, a new study concludes.
As reflected in the Economist Intelligence Unit's...
In recent years there has been mounting concern to understand the distribution, utility and influence of research findings in non-academic contexts. This concern originates in part from political imperatives to demonstrate public value, for research to move towards pragmatic considerations in wider public discourse, in...
This report summarises the outcome of IFACCA's 23rd D'Art question on cultural development in rural and remote areas. The topic was initiated by an international network concerned with identifying good practice in facilitating arts, creative industry and/or cultural development in rural and remote areas. The...
While much progress has been made in digitising content in the professional and academic sectors, many of the challenges facing both booksellers and publishers remain in the general book trade. In particular, there have been limited e-book sales worldwide to date, representing less than one...
There has been tremendous growth in regional health information organizations (RHIOs) in the US. There has been emergence of similar networks in the UK, Australia, Singapore, Greece, and New Zealand.