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Pack condoms with the suntan lotion, advise sexual health experts

Pack condoms with the suntan lotion, advise sexual health experts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Large numbers of Brits admit to unprotected sex with new partners abroad, raising concerns about spike in STIs

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Findings are based on research from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), funded by the ESRC

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Third of pre-school children have their own iPad

Third of pre-school children have their own iPad | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ownership of tablet computers among under-fives in the UK is widespread, with a quarter of under-threes having one of their own

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This is an ESRC-funded project between the University of Sheffield and the University of Edinburgh.

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State-educated graduates face 'disadvantage' in pay progression

State-educated graduates face 'disadvantage' in pay progression | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Privately educated graduates working in top jobs get bigger pay rises, leaving them earning thousands of pounds more than those who went to state school, a new study shows.
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The research brief cited in the article is based on research by the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR). NIESR receives funding from the ESRC.

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UK population at record high, with net migration the biggest driver

UK population at record high, with net migration the biggest driver | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britain’s population grew by 491,000 in the year to mid-2014 to nearly 64.6 million, with net migration accounting for 53 per cent of the rise and births 46 per cent

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The article cites Carlos Vargas-Silva, a senior researcher at the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory.

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Child poverty rise across Britain ‘halts progress made since 1990s’

Child poverty rise across Britain ‘halts progress made since 1990s’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New figures expected to show clear increase in child poverty, as charities blame bedroom tax and benefit cuts

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Article cites calculations from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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University research on terrorism may never be free from interference

University research on terrorism may never be free from interference | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Government agencies are regular attendees at academic meetings on conflict and terrorism, but their influence may affect the transparency of research

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Article cites the ESRC and the Understanding, countering and mitigating security threats Research and Evidence Hub

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NHS cannot take more cuts to social care, say healthcare leaders

NHS cannot take more cuts to social care, say healthcare leaders | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Poll of senior NHS professionals finds 99 per cent believe cuts to social care funding are putting pressure on the health service

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Article cites analysis from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Figures show immigration surge as illegal working bill unveiled

Figures show immigration surge as illegal working bill unveiled | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Net migration to UK reached 318,000 in 2014, just below all-time peak in 2005, with immigration from outside Europe rising strongly
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The article quotes Madeleine Sumption, director of the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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Poorer children fall behind in literacy and earn less in later life, study says

Poorer children fall behind in literacy and earn less in later life, study says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Campaigners call for all nurseries to have an early-years trained graduate as children from disadvantaged families often fall behind at an early age

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies, using data from the British Cohort Study, also funded by the ESRC.

Article originally published 9 April 2015

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The war against humanities at Britain's universities

The war against humanities at Britain's universities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Our universities are squeezing every ounce of efficiency out of lecturers and focusing on the ‘profitable’ areas of science, tech and maths. Could the humanities be wiped out?
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Britain’s stunted recovery leaves us wishing for what might have been

Britain’s stunted recovery leaves us wishing for what might have been | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

So household incomes are back to 2007 levels. This isn’t evidence of success but confirmation of how dismal economic performance has been

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The article cites findings and quotes Paul Johnson, Director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Social science is vital too

Social science is vital too | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Through the next spending review, the social sciences have a powerful case to make for more investment.

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Article cites the ESRC Strategic Plan

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UK election 2015: can young voters make a difference?

UK election 2015: can young voters make a difference? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As the electorate ages, young people are becoming less and less of a political force but there are some seats where they remain key to the result

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Guardian/ICM phone poll shows Remain eight points ahead, while online poll shows Remain/Leave tied

A new poll is out today. Or rather polls, because ICM has been polling online and by telephone. (The two methods sometimes produce different results.) Here are the headline figures. The polling was carried out over the weekend.

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This piece includes analysis from John Curtice, of the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative

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Women with degrees earn three times as much as those without

Women with degrees earn three times as much as those without | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research from the IFS, Cambridge and Harvard also suggests graduates’ gender pay gap is less than official figures say

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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'There’s never any money left': threat of welfare cuts alarms Blackburn families

'There’s never any money left': threat of welfare cuts alarms Blackburn families | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Wednesday’s budget is expected to include sweeping cuts to child and working tax credits, leaving families dependent on them anxious about the future

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Article cites analysis from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Elderly living near noisy roads have 'increased stroke risk'

Elderly living near noisy roads have 'increased stroke risk' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

“Living in a neighbourhood with noisy road traffic may…increase the risk of stroke,” The Guardian reports. 

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Article cites an ESRC-part funded study led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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English pupil's maths scores improve under east Asian approach

English pupil's maths scores improve under east Asian approach | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Study shows ‘maths mastery’ experiment improved children’s scores in English schools after just one year

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Article cites findings from a UCL study which used data from the ESRC funded British Cohort Study

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Britain reaches its limit on skilled migrant workers

Britain reaches its limit on skilled migrant workers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Government faces criticism that UK is now closed to ‘brightest and best’ after cap on workers from outside EU leads to visa rejections for first time
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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Children trapped in poverty as a result of rapid changes to government policies

Children trapped in poverty as a result of rapid changes to government policies | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Immigration and benefits policy changes mean local authorities are struggling to cope with duties of care to thousands of children, a new report says

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) based at the University of Oxford

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Is 10 per cent of the population really gay?

Is 10 per cent of the population really gay? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Alfred Kinsey’s claim that 10 per cent of adults were homosexual was flawed. But recent surveys suggest that, in terms of behaviour, his statistic may be roughly true.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).

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Saturday jobs ‘can damage exam grades for teenagers’

Saturday jobs ‘can damage exam grades for teenagers’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Part-time work cuts study time, may be damaging to GCSE grades and might reduce motivation in lessons, new research suggests
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The study cited in the article was carried out by the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research.

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Six taboos that baby boomers avoid thinking about

With an election looming, politicians are once again courting the all-important over-55s with income-, pension- and estate-friendly policies

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The article cites analysis from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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UK household incomes near pre-banking crisis levels

UK household incomes near pre-banking crisis levels | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Institute for Fiscal Studies report finds that falls in inflation and unemployment, together with modest wage rises, have raised household spending power

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The article cites report findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Doing postgrad: the cold hard facts

Doing postgrad: the cold hard facts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Take off those rose-tinted spectacles. Postgraduate study may be a wonderful thing, but how are you going to pay for it?

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Article cites analysis form the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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