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Inequality “narrows” due to Liberal Democrat policies

Official figures show that the gap between the richest and poorest is narrowing. While most people have suffered a squeeze on incomes since Britain was plunged into recession six years ago those on lower incomes have done relatively better than those on top.

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This article quotes the ESRC funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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BBC Radio Scotland - The Investigation, 30/03/2014

BBC Radio Scotland - The Investigation, 30/03/2014 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
More children are eligible for expanded childcare. Has provision been sufficient?

Via The Future of the UK and Scotland
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Craig McAngus from Stirling University who is part of The Future of the UK and Scotland team funded by the ESRC, looks at the issues of equality in this programme on childcare. 
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The Future of the UK and Scotland's curator insight, March 30, 6:17 PM

Craig McAngus from our Stirling University team looking at issues of equality is interviewed in this programme on childcare.

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English Education System is Class Ridden

English Education System is Class Ridden | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new study shows that England may have the world's largest gap in education among people of different classes.


The report, published by the Institute of Education, blames decades of inequality between the best schools and the worst. It finds that the link between people’s skills in adult life and their parents’ background is “especially high” in England in comparison with 24 other countries or regions.

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Researchers at the Institute’s Research Centre on Learning and Life Chances (LLAKES) compared data from OECD studies of literacy and numeracy.


LLAKES is funded by the ESRC.

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