Mandy GarnerDateline: Mandy Garner
First Published: Aug 27, 2010 / Last Published: Feb 24, 2011
My name is Mandy Garner and I am a freelance journalist. I work as a web editor at workingmums.co.uk and have four children. My background is in education and social affairs journalism. I was features editor at the Times Higher Education Supplement and have worked at BBC News Online on social affairs.
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November 8, 2010
Will Forced Community Work For The Jobless Be Effective?
The UK Government is to announce plans to make those on long-term welfare do community work or lose benefits. Is this plan really thought through?in Politics
November 1, 2010
Is Gender Important in a Recession?
Are women wrong to raise the fact that they are more likely to be affected by the second wave of the recession when everyone is affected by a recession, particularly the poor?
October 25, 2010
Maternity Pay: What Is The Best Deal For Everyone?
The European Parliament has just voted to extend the period of time that women have maternity leave on full pay, but is this sustainable in the current economic climate?
October 18, 2010
The Changing World of Moms
Apple pie mom is a cherished media image, but the world has changed and stay at home moms are becoming the minority.
October 12, 2010
Planning For The Future
What if the history of our world is not progressive and we are actually going backwards?in Politics
October 4, 2010
What Is The Future Of Work?
What is the world of work going to look like in the next decade? Now is the perfect time to plan ahead.in Business
September 29, 2010
How Much Should We Pay For Maternity Leave?
Could paying women more maternity pay discourage employers from taking them on? Should maternity leave instead be shared between men and women?
September 20, 2010
How Long Should the Summer Vacation Be?
The summer's now officially over, but should we be rethinking the school vacation? Does a long vacation do more harm than good?
September 13, 2010
Post-Natal Depression And Dads
Do men also suffer from post-natal depression? Is it not our fault for presenting false expectations about the major upheaval that is parenthood?in Lifestyle
September 6, 2010
Are Girls More Clever than Boys?
New research shows girls and their teachers think they are cleverer than boys from an early age. Is this part of our current obsession with exaggerating the supposed differences between girls and boys?