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Changing face of life on benefits presents a new set of challenges

Changing face of life on benefits presents a new set of challenges | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Blackpool has hit the No 1 spot. It wasn’t even in the top ten at the turn of the century. Stoke-on-Trent, scene of a by-election this week, has reached No 15 (out of 377).

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Paul Johnson is director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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What jobs do the world's happiest people do?

What jobs do the world's happiest people do? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Are farmers happier than musicians? Do members of the clergy feel more satisfied with their lives than politicians? Are people happier in better paid jobs?

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The article looks at ONS data collated by What Works Wellbeing, an initiative part-funded by ESRC

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Four things job seekers should never do

Four things job seekers should never do | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Lateness is the number one reason applicants fail to get jobs, according to Resurgo Trust, a charity that works with young people not in employment, education or training.

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This article qoutes data from the ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Stroke 'more likely' with long hours

Stroke 'more likely' with long hours | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
People working more than 40 hours a week are more likely to have a stroke, a study suggests.
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This study has been part-funded by the ESRC.

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Self-employment is not bad, says Bank of England

Self-employment is not bad, says Bank of England | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Self-employment has boomed in recent years because of changes in technology making it easier for people to set up on their own, a Bank of
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The article cites the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR), who receive funding from the ESRC.

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Young workers hit hardest by wages slump of post-crash Britain

Young workers hit hardest by wages slump of post-crash Britain | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Institute for Fiscal Studies claims almost all groups have seen real wages fall following financial crisis
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Switching on outside office risks relationships, psychologists find

Switching on outside office risks relationships, psychologists find | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Workers who ‘switched on’ long after the office was shut were more likely to have problems with their health and private lives
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The article cites research by ESRC-funded PhD student Svenja Schlachter.

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Benefits cap NOT helping poor find jobs

Benefits cap NOT helping poor find jobs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found the “large majority” of those hit by the welfare clampdown had failed to find a job or been able to move to a cheaper house

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Not Many Of Us Land The Dream Jobs We Wanted As Kids

Not Many Of Us Land The Dream Jobs We Wanted As Kids | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

If the job you have isn't the one you always dreamed of, you have lots of company. A new study shows that only about six percent of adults wind up in occupations they dreamed about as children.


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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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Provider Platform: supporting older workers makes sense

The appointment of Ros Altman as “business champion for older workers” in July saw a real shift in the way the Government wants us to view our 50+ year old employees.

 

Until recently much of the debate around older workers has been focused on what our senior colleagues can’t do. The task of the new business champion is to challenge such outdated perceptions and get us thinking about what older employees can do and not what they can’t. 

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The article cites the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), which receives ESRC funding.

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Why our ageing population needs immigration

Why our ageing population needs immigration | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The debate, and sometimes slanging match, over the touchy topic of immigration often centres on the tired old argument of 'foreigners taking our jobs', but what's often overlooked is just how much immigration contributes economically to the UK.

The figures for just how vital foreign workers are to the UK were laid bare by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

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NIESR receives funding from the ESRC.

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Barista? That's no job for a graduate says TUC

Barista? That's no job for a graduate says TUC | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Frances O'Grady voiced fears of a 'generational gap' causing dead-end jobs after more than 1,700 people applied for eight Costa jobs in Nottingham last year.
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The article, published on 5 September, mentions a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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The Dangers of Workaholism for You and Your Employer

The Dangers of Workaholism for You and Your Employer | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Various researchers differentiate between positive and negative forms of workaholism.

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Author, Dr Mark Griffiths, receives funding from the Economic and Social Research Council.

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London accounted for nearly a quarter of the 700,000 new jobs in 2014-15

London accounted for nearly a quarter of the 700,000 new jobs in 2014-15 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
UK firms created over 700,000 jobs in 2014-15 - with almost a quarter of them located in London.
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Article cites the ESRC funded Enterprise Research Centre 

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Career talks at the age of 14 are the most effective, new data analysis suggests

Career talks at the age of 14 are the most effective, new data analysis suggests | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Fourteen is the crucial age at which career talks delivered at school – even short, hour-long sessions – will have the biggest impact on a pupil’s future earnings, analysis has shown.

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This article references the ESRC funded British Cohort Study.

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This article references the ESRC funded British Cohort Study. Find out more about career options and advice on education v employment with our schools resources.

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69,000 more East Europeans working in the UK than in 2014

69,000 more East Europeans working in the UK than in 2014 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

That rise of 30,000 since September 2014 – an increase of 16 per cent in a year – amounts to a devastating blow to the Government as it struggles to cut net migration to less than 100,000 a year

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Artilce cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory based at The University of Oxford

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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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Slump hit men harder in the pocket than women

Slump hit men harder in the pocket than women | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Weekly pay for British men since 2008 has fallen 9 per cent compared to 2.8 per cent for women once inflation is taken into account, analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows.
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Nicola Banks discusses youth entrepreneurship

Nicola Banks discussed East African youth entrepreneurship on BBC World Service and Radio One Kampala

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Dr Nicola Banks is an ESRC Future Research Leader researching youth poverty and inequality.

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Manchester Uni maps inequalities across England and Wales

Manchester Uni maps inequalities across England and Wales | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New tool measures disparities in education, employment, health and housing between ethnic minorities and White Britons

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity based at the University of Manchester.

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Young people who argue with their fathers are less resilient when faced with unemployment as adults

Young people who argue with their fathers are less resilient when faced with unemployment as adults | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Adolescents who have poor relationships with their fathers are more likely to fare worse psychologically if they become unemployed as adults

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Article cites findings from the Centre for Economic Performance who analysed data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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Only 6 per cent of people work in the occupations they aspired to in childhood

Children who aspire to professions considered sex-typical have twice the chance of ending up in one of them as an adult. However, only 6 per cent of people work in the profession they aspired to in childhood,” found investigators.

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The article cites data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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Politically speaking with Ed Balls MP

Politically speaking with Ed Balls MP | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, those born in the mid-1980s have lower incomes than those born just five or 10 years earlier at the same age. 

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Ed Balls MP references findings of the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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You can’t write a CV on a smartphone

You can’t write a CV on a smartphone | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Digital literacy is no help to unemployed youth writes Helen Thornham
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Helen Thornham receives funding from the ESRC.

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Coalfields report is ‘wake-up call’

A report that shows Yorkshire coalfield areas are falling behind others in terms of health and work should be a ‘wake-up call’ for ministers, an MP has said.

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The article cites a report produced by the ESRC-funded Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University.

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