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Daily catch-up: the gap between rich and poor has narrowed (a little) since the banking crisis

Daily catch-up: the gap between rich and poor has narrowed (a little) since the banking crisis | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister and Chancellor seized yesterday on a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which said that median incomes have at last recovered their pre-crash level.
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The article cites a report by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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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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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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Shock 20-year life expectancy gap between rich and poor people

Shock 20-year life expectancy gap between rich and poor people | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Experts said the gulf is the same as between Canada and Botswana and shows the shocking inequality that blights modern Britain
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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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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 Centre on Constitutional Change
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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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Centre on Constitutional Change's curator insight, March 30, 2014 6:17 PM

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