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Unhappy holidays: When are children happiest? When at school, research suggests

Unhappy holidays: When are children happiest? When at school, research suggests | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

English schoolchildren enjoy 13 weeks of holiday a year. To jaded office workers (and perhaps the Green Party—see article) that may sound ideal. Indeed, few children complain that they spend too much time away from exams, homework and the possibility of detention.

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This article refers to the UK Household Longitudinal Study and the Institute for Social and Economic Research, who receive funding from the ESRC.

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Women are worriers and men get angry: How the sexes deal with marriage

Women are worriers and men get angry: How the sexes deal with marriage | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers found that in a long term marriage, women worry and become sad and frustrated. Men, however, simply get frustrated.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

based at the ISER

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Is this the secret to a lasting marriage?

Is this the secret to a lasting marriage? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers in Canada found happily married women were more sensitive to their husband’s unexpected positive emotions than to their negative ones.
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The research cited in this article used data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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Why single mothers are more likely to get ill when they get older

Why single mothers are more likely to get ill when they get older | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Evidence shows lone mothers suffer from poorer health on average than women with partners. But the situation isn't as clear cut as this might suggest.
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The article cites data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Study.

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Could spending pounds on better infrastructure shave Ibs of the nation's waistline?

Switching from public transport to travelling to work by car is associated with an average weight gain of one kilo per person.

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The findings in the study are based on responses to the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey (BHPS).

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Commuters who walk, cycle or take transit likelier to shed some extra flab

A new study has suggested that switching from driving to work to using public transport, walking, or cycling might help commuters shed weight within a couple of years. 

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey,

based at the Institute for Social and Economic Research

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Walking or cycling to work can help you lose weight

Walking or cycling to work can help you lose weight | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Using public transport, cycling or walking, instead of driving to work, could help people shed pounds, a new study has found.

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Article cites the ESRC British Household Panel Survey based at the University of Essex

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Sunny days make British office workers sad

Sunny days make British office workers sad | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

After millennia of coping with grey clouds, sleet, fog and other “bad” weather, humans have learned to cope. Happiness is not correlated to whether the sun is shining, according to research.

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Unlock growth and prosperity with the productivity key

Unlock growth and prosperity with the productivity key | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
During the recent recession real wages declined. Low skilled workers and the young fared worst whilst top income groups have enjoyed growth and prosperity.
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This article is based on a lecture given at an ESRC Centre for Micro-Social Change (CPP) workshop, Understanding changes in income inequality in the austerity period. The research is funded by the CPP at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Mental sickness and health - men affected most

Gender and personality matter in how people cope with physical and mental illness, according to a paper by a Washington State University scientist and colleagues at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

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Artilce cites research based on data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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Are married couples really happier?

Are married couples really happier? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Americans seem invested in the idea that getting married makes them better than single people, and researchers are trying mightily to show them they are right.

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Article cites research findings from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey based at the Institute for Social and Economic Research

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Marry your best friend for the happiest marriage, new study says

Marry your best friend for the happiest marriage, new study says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

According to new research, couples who were also best friends experienced the most happiness in life, while married people were in general happier than unmarried ones.

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'Gender divide' in religious belief

'Gender divide' in religious belief | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A big gender divide exists between men and women in their 40s in belief in God and life after death, a poll suggests.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research based at the University of Essex

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Breastfeeding mums had to pump in the toilets at the Oscars

Breastfeeding mums had to pump in the toilets at the Oscars | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

While Hollywood’s finest were busy sipping champers and swapping anecdotes at last Sunday’s Oscars, Tom Hardy was pacing outside the ladies loos waiting patiently for his wife, Charlotte Riley, to finish pumping her breasts.

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The articles refers to ESRC-funded study 'The effects of breastfeeding on children, mothers and employers'

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The secret to a happy marriage? Saying 'thank you'

The secret to a happy marriage? Saying 'thank you' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scientists at Georgia University found gratitude and believing that partner values you, directly influences how you behave in your marriage, as well as your levels of commitment.

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Article cites findings using data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey 

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8 Things That Make You Happier, Backed by Research

8 Things That Make You Happier, Backed by Research | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Give five hugs a day, spend time with friends and spend money on someone else, to name but three things.

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Article cites research from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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Switching to public transport or cycling/walking to get to work might help shed the pounds

Switching from driving to work to using public transport, walking, or cycling might help commuters shed weight within a couple of years, suggests research published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 

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The findings discussed in this article were based on responses from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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Teen girls more likely to succeed if they have pushy mothers study finds

Teen girls more likely to succeed if they have pushy mothers study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Teen girls more likely to succeed if they have pushy mothers study finds
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The researcher cited in the article, Ericka Rascon-Ramirez, is based at the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research. The research is based on the ESRC-funded Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE).

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The researcher cited in the article, Ericka Rascon-Ramirez, is based at the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research. The research is based on the ESRC-funded Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE).

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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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How city trees, related vegetation reduce pollution, improve health

How city trees, related vegetation reduce pollution, improve health | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The National Arbor Day Foundation has a simple app that allows visitors to see how a city changes as it adds tree cover and other vegetation. Using a little sliding tool, one can gradually change the illustration from one with few trees to one with abundant trees. The difference is striking.

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Is the UK experiencing a brain drain?

Is the UK experiencing a brain drain? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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The author of the article, Renee Luthra, is a research fellow at the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex.

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New findings show stark inequalities in aging as government encourages us to work longer

Changes in pension and employment policies are making it increasingly necessary for older people in the UK to work beyond the age of 65.
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This article cites data from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society.

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Sickness and health between men and women

Gender and personality matter in how people cope with physical and mental illness, according to a paper by a Washington State University scientist and colleagues at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

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The research in this article used data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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Women ‘more likely to believe in the afterlife’

A new survey has revealed that men are less likely to believe in the afterlife. 

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The article quotes Professor David Voas of the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research.

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Women keep the faith as majority of men say they do not believe in God

Women keep the faith as majority of men say they do not believe in God | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Muslims have the strongest faith in modern Britain while only one in six who identify with Anglicanism or other mainstream protestant churches are convinced of the existence of God

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research which anaylsed data from the ESRC Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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