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1 in 3 Briton's ‘have sex before the age of 16’

1 in 3 Briton's ‘have sex before the age of 16’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A THIRD of Britons have sex before the legal age of 16 while love lives carry on well into our 70s, a major study has revealed.
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If we don't tell MPs our views, how can they represent the sector?

If we don't tell MPs our views, how can they represent the sector? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Many voluntary organisations, academics and others spend time producing research in order to influence the government. There are some successes – but much policy appears to disregard the evidence.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Third Sector Research Centre.

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Four projects get green light from UK Data Service Innovation Fund

An incubator fund established to support innovative new ideas at the UK Data Service has selected four pioneering projects to move into implementation.

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The article discusses four grants made by the ESRC.

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‘No proof’ free schools improve performance

‘No proof’ free schools improve performance | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
There is no evidence that Government investment in new education structures such as academies and free schools has had any impact on pupil performance, according to a major study.
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The article cites a report for the ESRC-funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies by Roxanne Connelly, Alice Sullivan and John Jerrim.

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Global warming impacts 'severe, widespread, and irreversible', UN warns

Global warming impacts 'severe, widespread, and irreversible', UN warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Urgent action needed to tackle man-made climate change, leaked report warns

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Article quotes Bob Ward, Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

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Mapping lives, from womb to tomb

Of all health studies that focus directly on human beings, those that follow participants from birth to death are among the most compelling. Their sheer unwieldiness — keeping track and making sense of entire messy, unpredictable lifetimes — is staggering.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Millenium Cohort Study

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Cheerio marvellous: The words disappearing from the English vocabulary

Cheerio marvellous: The words disappearing from the English vocabulary | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Things are no longer marvellous and they are certainly not fetch - but they are awesome, according to a new study.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science

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Cheerio pussy cat, hi there awesome English

Cheerio pussy cat, hi there awesome English | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Use of 'cheerio' dying out as English language becomes more Americanised, with 'awesome' gaining ground as the most characteristic emotive word

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science

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Citizen scientists saving lives around deadly 'Throat of Fire' volcano

Citizen scientists saving lives around deadly 'Throat of Fire' volcano | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

More than 600 million people live close to active volcanoes worldwide. The research shows that living safely in these dangerous areas can depend on effective communication and collaboration between volcanologists, risk managers and vulnerable communities.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded project Strengthening Resilience in Volcanic Areas (STREVA)

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Borrowing up £9bn in first four months of 2014/15

Public sector borrowing in the first four months of the financial year was more than £9bn higher than the same period in 2013/14.

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Research findings are analysed by the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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2014 is warmest year since records began - and third wettest

2014 is warmest year since records began - and third wettest | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK has had the warmest weather since records began this year and the third highest amount of rain, according to figures from the Met Office.

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Artile cites Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director for the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Policy (CCCEP)

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Global warming is here, except on the bank holiday

Global warming is here, except on the bank holiday | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britain has enjoyed the warmest period from January to July on record, and most of Britain will get at least a glimpse of the sun this weekend

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Artile cites Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director for the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Policy (CCCEP)


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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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Why Wales will make its own mind up on independence

Why Wales will make its own mind up on independence | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With the Scottish referendum just weeks away, all eyes are on Scotland. But what would a "Yes" or "No" vote mean for Wales, and how much appetite is there for Wales to get more powers too?

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Article cites findings from the ESRC funded Future of England Survey 2014 (FoES),

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The boomerang generation

The boomerang generation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Once they've left university, chances are your adult offspring will live at home again – and you'll be footing the bill.
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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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The British public embraces foreign students; politicians should do so too

The British public embraces foreign students; politicians should do so too | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The public’s views on immigration are more nuanced than is often assumed.
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The article cites Robert McNeil and Dr Carlos Vargas Silva, from the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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Cutting Edge Research in the Classroom

Cutting Edge Research in the Classroom | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Using authentic contexts in the classroom demonstrates to students the real-world applications of the theories they learn, exposing them to new ideas and inspiring them to consider post-16 studies in relevant subjects or to pursue a career in research.

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The article cites the ESRC's Where Would Social Science Be Without Maths? poster, which shows some of the landmarks in statistics in social science.

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BBC Radio 4 - English language becomes more Americanised

BBC Radio 4 - English language becomes more Americanised | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

National and international news from BBC Radio 4. Aired 26 August 2014.

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Programme discussing the changing English language, featuring Robbie Love of the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science

Starting at 28:00 and concluding at 30:05

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The Dangers of Workaholism for You and Your Employer

The Dangers of Workaholism for You and Your Employer | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Various researchers differentiate between positive and negative forms of workaholism.

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Author, Dr Mark Griffiths, receives funding from the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Mapping our lives: the importance of lifelong health studies

Mapping our lives: the importance of lifelong health studies | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Longitudinal health studies follow subjects from ‘womb to tomb’ to create a fingerprint of a healthy human. And there is one thing that has a huge impact on our wellbeing

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Article cites data from the the ESRC funded Millenium Cohort Study

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Food prices, calamities put 7.45 million Filipinos at risk of becoming poor

The online version of the Philippines' leading business newspaper features virtually all the stories and statistical data available in the print edition.

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Article cites data from the European Social Survey (ESS) which receives funding from the ESRC

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Walking Or Biking To Work Helps Combat Obesity

Walking Or Biking To Work Helps Combat Obesity | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Leaving the car at home and walking, cycling or even taking the bus to work could improve your health, researchers from University College London (UCL) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine claim in a new study.

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

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UK's warmest period record sparks call for greater climate action

UK's warmest period record sparks call for greater climate action | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Policy expert says figures showing January-July was the warmest since records began should increase urgency of efforts

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Artile cites Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director for the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Policy (CCCEP)

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January to July weather was warmest since records began, Met Office confirms

January to July weather was warmest since records began, Met Office confirms | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Climate change experts have called for greater action to reduce greenhouse gases after the Met Office confirmed Britain had seen the warmest first half of the year since records began

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Artile cites Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director for the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Policy (CCCEP)

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Osborne rakes in £1bn stamp duty bonanza amid house price boom

Osborne rakes in £1bn stamp duty bonanza amid house price boom | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In the first four months of the financial year, from April to July, the amount of money paid in stamp duty to the Government has soared by 26.5 per cent to £4.8 billion. 

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Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of postnatal depression

Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of postnatal depression | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A study has shown that women who breastfed their babies were at significantly lower risk of postnatal depression than those who did not.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded project researching the effects on breastfeeding, which used data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)

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