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# lse - Monday 2 November, 2015

Our drugs minister has backed decriminalisation in a major London speech

The minister cited Portugal’s approach to drugs as a possible model for Ireland.

# lse - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Students have locked themselves into a major UK university - and they've a long list of demands...

“Our plan is to make our demands as loudly as possible,” an Irish student involved in the action said.

# lse - Thursday 3 April, 2014

That's a lot of chicken satay: Takeaway website Just Eat valued at €1.8bn

It gives Just Eat a valuation that is two-thirds more than takeaway giant Domino’s Pizza.

# lse - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

United Drug may be next to de-list from Irish Stock Exchange

In favour of its London counterpart.

# lse - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

President warns of democratic and intellectual crises

Michael D Higgins told the audience at the LSE that if Ireland had retained some of the elements of its national revival, the economic collapse may not be as bad as it is.

# lse - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

London School of Economics accepted £1.5m gift from Gaddafi foundation

The Woolf inquiry into LSE’s links with Libya has criticised its former director for accepting the gift from the foundation run by Saif al-Islam Gaddafi – who holds an LSE PhD.

# lse - Friday 6 August, 2010

RESEARCH BY the London School of Economics has blasted the idea that of women work “double shifts” to make up for the behaviour of lazy spouses.

The long-held concept that women work long hours in the office – only to come home to clean the house and look after the children is dismissed as a myth by the study, conducted by LSE sociologist Catherine Hakim.

Hakim argues that, when the number of  hours spent doing both paid work and unpaid household work is taken into consideration, European men and women do about the same number of productive work hours a day: approximately eight.

She said: “This data overturns the well-entrenched theory that women work disproportional long hours in jobs and at home in juggling family and work. Feminists constantly complain that men are not doing their fair share of domestic work. The reality is that most men already do more than their fair share”.

Strangely though, this seems to be the case only if the couple has children; if the couple is childless and both working full-time hours, then women tend to do slightly more work, all in all.

Hakim identifies three lifestyle categories: work-centred, home-centred or wanting to combine work and family (adaptive).

Findings show that about 60% of women fall into the adaptive category, 20% want a work-centred lifestyle, and 20% are home-centred.

Hakim is attempting to highlight the kind of  “work” valued by European government – and the effects of this. She said: “One-sided policies that support employment and careers but ignore the productive work done in the family are, in effect, endorsing market place values over family values”.