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Why are more women choosing to have September babies?

Why are more women choosing to have September babies? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

More and more women are planning their baby's arrival in September in the hope they are brighter than average. But does the research available back up this thought process.

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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Lancaster University staff new international centre established to address child language learning and delay

Lancaster University staff new international centre established to address child language learning and delay | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Experts from Lancaster University and the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool have secured one of the largest grants ever awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) – to carry out research which will transform understanding of how children learn to communicate. 

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The £9 million cash injection over five years will see a new ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD) set up in the North West working with experts in the USA, Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Poland.

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Study shows 'less is more' for kids learning new words

Study shows 'less is more' for kids learning new words | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Toddlers are much more successful at learning new words when the learning environment stays the same, according to new University of Sussex research.

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The article cites ESRC-funded research by Dr Jessica Horst and Dr Emma Axelsson from the University of Sussex.

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