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Poverty is moving to the suburbs – the question is what to do about it

Poverty is moving to the suburbs – the question is what to do about it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The conventional image of suburbia is one of bland affluence and social homogeneity. Suburbs are where the middle classes aspire to make their nests. 

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Article cites research at the ESRC AQMeN Centre

Author Gwilym Pryce receives funding from ESRC.

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Peak offending age for men up to 23

Peak offending age for men up to 23 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The peak age of offending for men in Scotland has risen from 18 to 23 in the space of a generation, according to the latest conviction figures.

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Article discusses research from the ESRC-funded Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN), to be discussed at an event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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The next generation may vote differently, just ask the Scots

The next generation may vote differently, just ask the Scots | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There seems to be a contradiction in the media reports about young people and their voting intentions in the Scottish referendum. 

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This article cites research from the Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) which receives funding by the ESRC.

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Family background more important for a good graduate job in the UK than Germany

Family background more important for a good graduate job in the UK than Germany | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Comparing the situation in the UK and Germany is a useful way of understanding the ways through which graduates from higher social backgrounds get better jobs when they finish university.

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The article was written by Professor Cristina Iannelli and Markus Klein, both of whom have received ESRC-funding under grant ES/K006460/1.

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Conviction rate drops two-thirds after peak offending age increase

Conviction rate drops two-thirds after peak offending age increase | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The peak offending age for men was 18 in the late 1980s, but has now increased to 23.
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Article discusses research from the ESRC-funded Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN), to be discussed at an event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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