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Britons having less sex in 21st Century

Britons having less sex in 21st Century | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A growing number of people are taking their laptops and iPads to bed instead of their partner, researchers believe
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Teachers claim they are having to buy their own pens and paper for children because of harsh funding cuts 

Teachers claim they are having to buy their own pens and paper for children because of harsh funding cuts  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Theresa May has been confronted with evidence that teachers are buying “pens, pencils and paper” out of their own pockets, because of harsh school funding cuts.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Schools funding shake-up 'will create significant winners and losers'

Schools funding shake-up 'will create significant winners and losers' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The IFS said the Government's proposed plan was "broadly sensible" but warned some schools could face "protracted cuts".

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies, who are referenced in this article, receive funding from the ESRC.

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Don’t back down on school funds, May urged

Don’t back down on school funds, May urged | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Theresa May will break another Tory manifesto promise if she ducks a fight over school funding, a former education secretary says today.

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This article refers to and quotes the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Children living in religious countries perform worse in science and maths

Children living in religious countries perform worse in science and maths | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Students in religious countries are likely to perform worse in science and maths than their more agnostic or atheist counterparts, new research has found.  

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This report used data from the European Social Survey, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Brexit study shows we want free trade as well as immigration control

Brexit study shows we want free trade as well as immigration control | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

NatCen study shows ‘pick-and-mix attitude to EU’, as 88% of Britons back free trade with bloc but 69% support customs checks

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The report was written by Professor John Curtice, based on research supported by the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative

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Where are the world's happiest countries?

Where are the world's happiest countries? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

People in the world's happiest countries live longer, freer, more generous lives, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report, released on World Happiness Day.

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Professor Richard Layard from the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance is a co-author of the World Happiness Report 2017

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Scottish independence poll shows support for Sturgeon's dream lower than 2014

Scottish independence poll shows support for Sturgeon's dream lower than 2014 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Support for another expensive Scottish independence referendum is lower than it was in 2014, according to a new poll just days after Nicola Sturgeon announced she will fight for round two.

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Professor John Curtice, of the ESRC-funded, UK in a Changing Europe initiative says the First Minister has "not had any success at all in reducing the level of opposition to holding any kind of referendum in the wake of Brexit".

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It’s just not fair: how oldies became the latter-day teenagers

It’s just not fair: how oldies became the latter-day teenagers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Baby boomers think they invented the adolescent. Now they are busy giving retirement a makeover
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Article quotes the Centre for Population Change's longitudinal work on “the changing life course” ,funded by the ESRC. The research suggests a role with grandchildren is valued highly, as is friendship, “connectedness” and experiences (weekends away, reviving Britain’s seaside economy) .

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Household incomes crept up last year, DWP figures show

Household incomes crept up last year, DWP figures show | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Average incomes crept up last year but pensioners have seen the biggest rises since the financial crisis.

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This article quotes Agnes Norris Keiller, a research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Social landlords’ efforts to tackle youth poverty work but face a precarious outlook, claims research

Social landlords’ efforts to tackle youth poverty work but face a precarious outlook, claims research | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research has revealed that efforts made by social housing providers to help young people increase their independence and employment prospects helps to reduce youth poverty, but face a precarious future.

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The research, refered to in this item was carried out by the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR) and funded by the ESRC.

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Home - UK in a Changing Europe

Home - UK in a Changing Europe | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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Professor Jonathan Portes, senior fellow at the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe programme

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Tory £1bn inheritance tax cut 'will worsen north-south divide'

Tory £1bn inheritance tax cut 'will worsen north-south divide' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research shows plans to increase threshold at which tax is paid will overwhelmingly benefit rich families in south-east England.

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This article quotes Carl Emmerson, deputy director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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London social housing residents urge rewrite of 'worse than useless' development plans

London social housing residents urge rewrite of 'worse than useless' development plans | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Residents of London's public housing blocks will be left without a voice in construction projects that could demolish their homes unless drastic changes are made to the Mayor of London's plans, according to some city politicians and estate residents.

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The ESRC is referenced in this article. Find out more about our funded research into housing issues.

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How a lack of sex is making women angry

How a lack of sex is making women angry | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Experts now believe a lack of sex is partially responsible for the break-up of some marriages, and for the UK’s increasing dependency on antidepressants and sleeping tablets.

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Article cites ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

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EU to threaten Britain with court action if Theresa May refuses to pay £50bn Brexit divorce bill

EU to threaten Britain with court action if Theresa May refuses to pay £50bn Brexit divorce bill | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britain will be threatened with court action by the EU if it tries to walk away without paying a £50 billion 'divorce bill', leaked papers reveal.

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Professor John Curtice is quoted in this article, discussing his research as a Senior Research Fellow at NatCen. He is also a Senior Fellow at The UK in a Changing Europe, which receives funding from ESRC.

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Here's what the British public want from Brexit

Here's what the British public want from Brexit | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new poll shows Remain and Leave voters agree they want free trade and an end to free movement - but disagree on which should take priority if the UK has to choose.

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Professor John Curtice is a Senior Research Fellow at NatCen and a Senior Fellow at The UK in a Changing Europe, which receives funding from ESRC.

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Women excel in India’s IT sector

Women excel in India’s IT sector | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

An increasing number of women are being employed in India’s technology sector according to research from the Open University in Milton Keynes. The research found that many women are taking up STEM subjects in India compared to the rest of the world - putting gender diversity in Indian IT on a firm foundation.  The report also found that women in senior management is higher than in other BRIC countries and also has a positive trajectory.

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Research behind this article was funded by the ESRC.

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The Week in Parliament, 17/03/2017

The Week in Parliament, 17/03/2017 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

BBC Parliament's programme looking back at the week in Westminster.

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Professor John Curtice is a fellow at the ESRC-funded Centre for Constitutional Change and What Scotland Thinks

 

Watch from 06:18

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We never bounce back from being unemployed, research shows 

We never bounce back from being unemployed, research shows  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Losing a job creates a ‘new normal’ for our wellbeing that never goes back to pre-unemployment levels, a new international study reveals.

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Research carried out by the ESRC-funded, What Works Centre for Wellbeing.

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Cape Town and Leeds to study role of tech in HE

Cape Town and Leeds to study role of tech in HE | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
New transcontinental research project to look at the way technology is affecting traditional campus-based degrees
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The research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the National Research Foundation and is one of five collaborative research projects about higher education in South Africa. It will take place over 26 months. The amount of funding granted is £494K by the ESRC in the UK, plus R2 158 000 by the National Research Foundation in South Africa.

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Child poverty in UK at highest level since 2010, official figures show

Child poverty in UK at highest level since 2010, official figures show | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

About 30 per cent of Britain’s children are now classified as poor, of whom two-thirds are from working families.

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This item mentions the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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Survey finds support for independence at new high

Survey finds support for independence at new high | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Support for independence is at its highest level in the annual Scottish Social Attitudes Survey. The study, which has been conducted since 1999, found support for independence at 46 per cent, when people are asked to choose between devolution, having no parliament and leaving the UK.

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Professor John Curtice is one of the senior research fellows at the ESRC funded The UK in a changing Europe.

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Why drones will deliver a boom for warehouses

Why drones will deliver a boom for warehouses | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Technology will give a boost to ecommerce, but investors should buy the infrastructure, such as warehouses, instead, says Sarah Moore.

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The UK Data Service, which receives funding from the ESRC, is mentioned in this article.

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Measuring the impact of online shopping on high streets across England
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Marriage in Later Life 

Marriage in Later Life  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Topics include the Dutch election results, privacy at work and old people getting married.

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Newly appointed ESRC Council member Professor Jane Falkingham, Director of the ESRC Centre for Population Change discussing marriage in later life. 

Interview starts at 37:01 until the end of the programme.

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Independent Scotland would have to cut spending or increase taxes by £1,000 per person

Independent Scotland would have to cut spending or increase taxes by £1,000 per person | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Nicola Sturgeon’s economic case for independence suffered a major blow after one of Britain’s most respected economists warned taxes would have to increase or spending cut by more than £1,000 per person.

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Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), Paul Johnson is quoted in this article. The IFS receives funding from the ESRC.

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