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Jobseekers 'face dip in living standards'

Jobseekers 'face dip in living standards' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Out-of-work couples with children face "a decade of sharply declining living standards" owing to changes made to benefits, anti-poverty campaigners say.

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Article cites analysis from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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'Deep concern' about anti-poverty progress in Wales

'Deep concern' about anti-poverty progress in Wales | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A lack of progress in tackling poverty in Wales is of "deep concern," say assembly members, who accuse ministers of being ineffective.

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Article cites findings from a report at the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Children from poor homes 'facing bias'

Children from poor homes 'facing bias' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Even when youngsters from lower income families perform as well as their classmates on independent tests, they are still less likely to be judged as 'above average', research suggests.

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Article cites findings using data from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study based at the Institute of Education

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Poverty in Britain; unemployment as a choice, Thinking Allowed

Poverty in Britain; unemployment as a choice, Thinking Allowed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Joanna Mack, Learning and Teaching producer at the Open University, discusses about the largest ever survey of UK levels of economic and social deprivation, funded by the ESRC.

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Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed, with Laurie Taylor, on 20 May 2015.


Duration: 30 minutes.


Joanna Mack specifically mentions ESRC survey at 4'47.

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Families hit by cuts, report says

Families hit by cuts, report says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Families with young children and poorer households have been worst affected by government changes to tax and benefits, according to a new report.

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The report cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Coalition's tax and benefits changes hit low income families harder than any other group

Coalition's tax and benefits changes hit low income families harder than any other group | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Low income families have been hit hardest by the Coalition’s tax and benefit changes since 2010, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) think tank.

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

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Poverty is moving to the suburbs – the question is what to do about it

Poverty is moving to the suburbs – the question is what to do about it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The conventional image of suburbia is one of bland affluence and social homogeneity. Suburbs are where the middle classes aspire to make their nests. 

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Article cites research at the ESRC AQMeN Centre

Author Gwilym Pryce receives funding from ESRC.

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Once you have been poor, you always fear it. Austerity will only create more hungry children

Once you have been poor, you always fear it. Austerity will only create more hungry children | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Tories have sanctioned cruelty in the name of competence – it should be easy to challenge them, but Labour is just standing by

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More Brits to fall below poverty line

Average incomes in the UK are set to rise faster than inflation in 2014, after falling by around 5 per cent in real terms following the 2008 financial crash, according to new research by economic think tank.

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

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Shoebox plea to help Dundee youngsters this Christmas

Shoebox plea to help Dundee youngsters this Christmas | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Recent figures released by the Institute for Fiscal Studies showed that 28 per cent of children living in Dundee are growing up in poverty.

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Article mentions findings from the Institute for Fiscal Studes, which receives ESRC funding.

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Mike Sweeney - BBC Radio Manchester

Mike Sweeney - BBC Radio Manchester | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Mike talks to Dan Silver and Kim Allen about media perceptions of poverty.


Dan and Kim appear from 1:11:10 - 1:25:50

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The interview is based on research discussed at the ESRC Festival of Social Science event in Hulme.

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Cost-of-living crisis is taking its toll on struggling families, report reveals

Social research charity the Joseph Rowntree Foundation warned thousands more people may be living in "absolute poverty" - lacking the basic necessities to feed and clothe themselves.

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Low social position explains link between lack of money and poor health

People with low incomes are more prone to ill health due to the stress associated with their social position rather than their lack of money, according to researchers at the University of Stirling

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The research used data from the British Household Panel Survey, which is funded by the ESRC.

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Majority of poor children live in working families, IFS study finds

Majority of poor children live in working families, IFS study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research says tax and benefits policies will directly increase inequality, undermining government’s ‘work your way out of poverty’ mantra

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How stereotypes reinforce inequalities in primary school

How stereotypes reinforce inequalities in primary school | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New research has raised concerns that teachers are biased against certain pupils based on their gender, ethnic group or family income.

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Article cites findings using data from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study based at the Institute of Education

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Article cites findings using data from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study based at the Institute of Education

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Children trapped in poverty as a result of rapid changes to government policies

Children trapped in poverty as a result of rapid changes to government policies | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Immigration and benefits policy changes mean local authorities are struggling to cope with duties of care to thousands of children, a new report says

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) based at the University of Oxford

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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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Low income households hardest hit, warns IFS

Low income households hardest hit, warns IFS | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Tax and benefit changes brought in by Coalition government have hit the poorest and families with children, says Institute for Fiscal Studies
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Low-income boys fare worse in wealth’s shadow

Low-income boys fare worse in wealth’s shadow | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Poor boys who grow up alongside more affluent neighbors exhibit more antisocial behavior.

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The research cited in the article used data from the the E-Risk Study which is funded by the Medical Research Council with additional support provided by ESRC grant RES-177-25-0013.

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Report warns flagship education policy is failing to break pupil poverty link

Report warns flagship education policy is failing to break pupil poverty link | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers from Cardiff University said inequalities between pupils 'persist' six years after launch of flagship policy
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The article cites research by the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (Wiserd), which is co-funded by the ESRC.

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Bradley Gomoluch's curator insight, July 29, 2015 8:14 PM

Looking at what other countries are doing to close the achievement gaps. I like that fact that programs are proactive. Early intervention programs for (early childhood) preschool students that are at-risk.  

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Incomes set to outstrip inflation says IFS

Incomes set to outstrip inflation says IFS | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Average incomes are set to rise by 3.1 per cent to £459 per week – or £23,868 a year - in the current financial year, according to the IFS.
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Fraser Graham's curator insight, March 11, 7:24 AM

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

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Benefits for pensioners to cost £12 billion a year even though they have 'stopped being poor'

Benefits for pensioners to cost £12 billion a year even though they have 'stopped being poor' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies urged policymakers to recognise that “pensioners as a group have stopped being poor”

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Article cites findings and recommendations from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies


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Food Injustice in South Yorkshire

Child hunger, the need for food banks and access to locally sourced food are some of the issues effecting South Yorkshire, that were discussed,  at a locally held event.  

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Event was part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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Poverty total 'worse than expected'

Poverty total 'worse than expected' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Thousands more people could be living in poverty than has previously been thought, a report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has warned.
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This article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

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Poverty linked to University degree drop-outs

Poverty linked to University degree drop-outs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Those from poorer backgrounds more likely to drop out or do badly in their degree compared to their richers peers

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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