1. Section 4 of the Equality Act 2010
5. Annual Population Survey 2019 ONS
8. Annual Population Survey 2019 ONS
10. Apprenticeship Statistics Q3 2020/21
12. Carers UK Org.
14. STEM employers tackle the career break penalty - Women in STEM *Term used to describe economic impact of taking time out of labour market to look after children. Women who have spent 1 year in part time work and then worked full time, can still expect to earn up to 10% less after 15 years than those who have worked full time for the full 15 years (Francesconi and Gosling 2005)
23. (the Scottish Government does not require assessment against this protected characteristic unless the policy or practice relates to work, for example HR policies and practices - refer to Definitions of Protected Characteristics document for details)
26. In respect of this protected characteristic, a body subject to the Public Sector Equality Duty (which includes Scottish Government) only needs to comply with the first need of the duty (to eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010) and only in relation to work. This is because the parts of the Act covering services and public functions, premises, education etc. do not apply to that protected characteristic. Equality impact assessment within the Scottish Government does not require assessment against the protected characteristic of Marriage and Civil Partnership unless the policy or practice relates to work, for example HR policies and practices.