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March 2014 edition of the research bulletin (PDF, 17 pages, 437KB)

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Need to know review 3: Local government in the digital age
Published by the LGA through the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) local government Knowledge Navigator initiative, the third publication in this series explores how changing technology is impacting on local government.
Local government workforce survey 2012/13 findings for England
The LGA Local Government Workforce Survey 2012/13 provides information on key elements of the local government workforce.

Statistical digest of rural England 2014
This Defra publication provides information on a range of social and economic subjects split by rural and urban areas. It includes statistics on the rural and urban populations in England, rural economy, earnings, productivity and economic growth.

Violence against women: an EU wide survey
This research from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is based on interviews with 42,000 women across the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU).

2014 child health profiles
Public Health England has published the 2014 Child Health Profiles. They draw together information to present a picture of child health and wellbeing in each local authority in England.

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