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Longer Work Hours Linked With Higher Diabetes Risk

Longer Work Hours Linked With Higher Diabetes Risk | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Working overtime may result in a bigger paycheck, but it may also be linked with serious health problems.

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The study was part-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Provider Platform: supporting older workers makes sense

The appointment of Ros Altman as “business champion for older workers” in July saw a real shift in the way the Government wants us to view our 50+ year old employees.


Until recently much of the debate around older workers has been focused on what our senior colleagues can’t do. The task of the new business champion is to challenge such outdated perceptions and get us thinking about what older employees can do and not what they can’t. 

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The article cites the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), which receives ESRC funding.

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What Your Commute Might Have To Do With Your Body Weight

What Your Commute Might Have To Do With Your Body Weight | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Over one-third of adults in the United Sates are obese, and many other nations struggle with obesity. One weight-loss strategy may come from something most people do every day — the daily commute.


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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society UK Household Longitudinal Study.

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Does Work Leave You Tired, Stressed With No Time for Family? You're Not Alone

Does Work Leave You Tired, Stressed With No Time for Family? You're Not Alone | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It’s Work-Life Week, when employers and employees are asked to think about how they juggle their working lives and to perhaps try to strike a balance.

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Article written by Heejung Chung, who receives funding from the ESRC for the project “Working-time flexibiilty and work-life balance”

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Older workers to learn how much 'flat-rate' state pension they'll get

Older workers to learn how much 'flat-rate' state pension they'll get | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The statements will give an important indication as to whether workers need to act to top up their contributions.
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The article cites estimates from the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Industrial revival or sweatshop UK?

Industrial revival or sweatshop UK? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

UK manufacturing costs now rival those in Eastern Europe, but low-paid workers may not join the celebrations

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Article cites The Migration Observatory, which is part funded by the ESRC

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