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# london-school-of-economics - Thursday 21 April, 2016

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Dublin architecture firm wins contest to design €125m building for London School of Economics

Grafton Architects saw off tough international competition.

# london-school-of-economics - Monday 15 April, 2013

BBC to air North Korea documentary despite criticisms from university

The London School of Economics says its students were ‘deliberately misled’ by the BBC, who sent a journalist within a travelling party.

# london-school-of-economics - Monday 11 March, 2013

Kenny asked if Ireland will rejoin Commonwealth

The Taoiseach described his visit to London to meet Prime Minister David Cameron as “a symbolic and important day”.

# london-school-of-economics - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

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In pictures: President Higgins visits London's Olympic stadium

The president concluded his two-day visit to London on a positive note.

# london-school-of-economics - Monday 5 December, 2011

Study finds anger with police fuelled England's summer riots

A major study by the Guardian newspaper and the London School of Economics has shed light on the causes of the unprecedented riots in English cities in August.

# london-school-of-economics - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

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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.

# london-school-of-economics - 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”.