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Eighties baby? You’ll always fall behind on your finances

Eighties baby? You’ll always fall behind on your finances | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
People born in the early 1980s have half the wealth that those born in the 1970s had at the same age, as economic circumstances look set to prevent 30-somethings from ever catching up. 
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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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UK Data Service's curator insight, October 7, 2016 8:46 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

Link to IFS report:

Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, 1997-2015: Secure Access



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Economist finds formula for the "perfect ask" in online fundraising

Economist finds formula for the "perfect ask" in online fundraising | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Going it alone and setting targets are part of the "perfect ask" fundraising formula to generate the most online donations for charity events, according to research. Are there business lessons to be drawn from this?

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Article discusses research from CAGE at the University of Warwick.

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Personal finance and the Scottish referendum, Money Box - BBC Radio 4

Personal finance and the Scottish referendum, Money Box - BBC Radio 4 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
What would happen to personal finances if Scotland votes for independence later this year?
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Treasury minister Danny Alexander references both the National Institute for Economic and Social Research and the Institute for Fiscal Studies in discussion the financial position of an independent Scotland.


Mentions occur at 10'45 into the programme.

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£5m for the Barclays boss is disgusting. But so is £71 for the unemployed

£5m for the Barclays boss is disgusting. But so is £71 for the unemployed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Nearly 500 Barclays staff are paid more than £1m. Meanwhile, those hit by the recession continue to suffer."

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Polly Toynbee cites analysis from the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Scientists back widow's mite theory

Scientists back widow's mite theory | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
People who receive higher bonuses are less likely to give to charity than those on lower earnings, according to new research.
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The study, by researchers at the University of Southampton, was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Why George Osborne's headline-grabbing claims are wrong

Why George Osborne's headline-grabbing claims are wrong | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Three strong fiscal propositions emerged from last week's Conservative Party conference. First, that job-dodging scroungers have pushed up the working-age welfare bill into the stratosphere. Second, that an army of modest earners have been sucked into the higher income tax rate bracket. Third, that £25bn of further spending cuts will be needed in the next parliament. But don't take any of those propositions at face value.
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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Borrowing up £9bn in first four months of 2014/15

Public sector borrowing in the first four months of the financial year was more than £9bn higher than the same period in 2013/14.

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Research findings are analysed by the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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Independent Scotland Could Suffer Iceland-Style Financial Collapse - S&P

Independent Scotland Could Suffer Iceland-Style Financial Collapse - S&P | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Ratings agency says bank assets and ratings uncertainty is a concern.
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Article features insight from the National Institute for Economics and Social Research, which receives some funding from ESRC.

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Scientists back widow's mite theory

Scientists back widow's mite theory | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In a study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, set out to explore whether people who earn a higher income are more likely to give when placed in an environment in which earnings depend on luck, but not in a manner that makes its contribution obvious to them.


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The study, by researchers at the University of Southampton, was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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