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  • Report
  • 26th Apr 2022

Understanding the barriers and enablers for women’s progression from low-paid and low-skill work

This literature review centres on the UK, South Africa, France and Spain, and first outlines the barriers and enablers faced by low-paid and low-skill women, and subsequently, identifies a range of promising behavioural interventions. 

  • Blog
  • 26th Apr 2022

Low-paid and low-skill women - moving beyond education

Recently we launched a global research programme aiming to understand ways to support low-paid, low-skill women progress into higher quality work, supported by JPMorgan Chase. Today we publish our review of the evidence on low-paid and low-skill women in the UK, France, Spain and South Africa. We focus on the…

  • Blog
  • 19th May 2022

Different frames, fewer games: how betting behaviour is shaped by the way odds information is presented

Imagine you’re deciding to place a bet at a casino. Before putting your money down, you’d probably like to know your chances of winning. You spot some information explaining the odds – “the theoretical average return to player for this game is 93%” – however, the jargon and percentage make…

  • Blog
  • 24th Aug 2022

Supporting households through the cost of living crisis

Inflation is running at a 40 year high and the Bank of England forecasts that the UK will enter a recession by the end of the year. Many people across the country are facing enormous pressure, which is only mounting. Tackling this will be a huge policy challenge over the…

  • Report
  • 16th Sep 2022

Assessment of consumer demand for gambling industry transparency

BIT ran an online experiment with a sample of 2,034 UK frequent gamblers to better understand what information consumers value when choosing a gambling operator to bet with. The top two attributes that people who gamble favour are price and value, and customer service information. However, there were overall only…

  • Blog
  • 9th Nov 2022

What works to boost business productivity? 3 lessons from our work

Policymakers need to fundamentally rethink what attractive and readily accessible business support looks like.

  • Blog
  • 22nd Nov 2022

5 traps to avoid on Black Friday

It’s Black Friday time again. This year UK spending is expected to hit £7.5bn with customers spending over £200 each on average according to PwC. This trumps the typical spend during Boxing Day of around £186 each. Businesses know this is a lucrative sales time, but also that record levels…

  • Blog
  • 9th Dec 2022

Atypical paths to play: Women, ethnic minorities & gambling related harms

Historically, gambling research has focused on the white male gambler. However this risks neglecting the growing number of women and ethnic minorities who are experiencing gambling harms

  • Report
  • 28th Mar 2023

Améliorer les possibilités de progression des femmes se trouvant dans des emplois faiblement rémunérés et peu qualifiés en France

Résumé Ce rapport présente les résultats d'un programme de recherche sur les obstacles auxquels se heurtent les femmes occupant des emplois faiblement rémunérés et peu qualifiés en France, ainsi que des solutions potentielles. L'étude, menée par le Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), fait partie d'un programme de recherche mondial portant sur…

  • Blog
  • 28th Mar 2023

Improving progression opportunities for women in low-paid and low-skill jobs

Across the world, women are more likely to be in low-paid work. For example, in the UK, women make up 77% of workers on low weekly pay. We hosted an event in partnership with J.P. Morgan Chase to discuss solutions.