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Teen girls more likely to succeed if they have pushy mothers study finds

Teen girls more likely to succeed if they have pushy mothers study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Teen girls more likely to succeed if they have pushy mothers study finds
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The researcher cited in the article, Ericka Rascon-Ramirez, is based at the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research. The research is based on the ESRC-funded Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE).

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The researcher cited in the article, Ericka Rascon-Ramirez, is based at the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research. The research is based on the ESRC-funded Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE).

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First two kids increase happiness; third, not so much, study says

First two kids increase happiness; third, not so much, study says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Parents' happiness soars with their first child, but that increase is cut in half by their second, and there's only a negligible increase in happiness by the time the third comes along, a new study finds.
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The research used data from the British Household Panel Survey, which is funded by the ESRC.

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Women who postpone having babies until they are older make happier parents, study finds

Women who postpone having babies until they are older make happier parents, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A new wide-ranging study has found that older parents who have their first children aged 35 to 40 years old are actually happier than their younger counterparts
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The research used the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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Single mothers 'do just as good a job as couples'

Single mothers 'do just  as good a job as couples' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Poverty has a more detrimental effect on young children than lone parenthood
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The article quotes the findings of ESRC-funded research by Dr Susan Harkness at the University of Bath, which found that children's development was "little affected" by their family structure.

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What’s behind an alarming rise in physical assaults on parents by their offspring?

What’s behind an alarming rise in physical assaults on parents by their offspring? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
There is a moment when your child becomes simply too big for you to handle. I can still lift my 11-year-old daughter out of bed; I can still restrain my eight-year-old son from getting up during supper.
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Lack of support for parents who live in fear of their teenagers, study shows

Lack of support for parents who live in fear of their teenagers, study shows | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Police data reveals 1,892 London teenagers committed violence against their own parents between 2009 and 2010
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Hard Work, Hard Times: Self-control and Joblessness

Does self-discipline today really pay off later in life -- in jobs, paychecks, promotions and bonuses, professional prestige and wealth? 

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Artilce cites the National Child Development Study and the Birth Cohort Study. Both studies are managed by the ESRC-funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: Children born after the Iron Curtain fell have worse parents, study claims

Fall of the Berlin Wall: Children born after the Iron Curtain fell have worse parents, study claims | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A generation of Germans born in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall suffered poor parenting from "risk loving" mothers and fathers, according to a new study.
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Article refers to research being presented at an ESRC Festival of Social Science event.

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Pressure to be 'professional parents' driving middle class mothers to exhaustion

Pressure to be 'professional parents' driving middle class mothers to exhaustion | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Middle class mothers are driving themselves to exhaustion trying to hold down jobs while facing a growing obligation to ensure their children attend extra-curricular activities, a new study warns
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The article reports on an ESRC-funded study at Loughborough University.

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It’s parental attitudes that will help overcome the problem of lacking social mobility

It’s parental attitudes that will help overcome the problem of lacking social mobility | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

John Major has claimed to be “truly shocked” by the continuing dominance of the privately educated elite in British public life. Even Eton-educated David Cameron with his “posh boy” Cabinet has declared that the Government should do more to promote social mobility, so that “no matter where you come from, what god you worship, the colour of your skin, what community you belong to, you can get to the top”

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Parents live in fear of their own children | The Times

Parents live in fear of their own children | The Times | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Almost 2,000 parents, mostly mothers, were attacked by one of their children in London during the course of a year, according to a new study
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