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Yes vote 'may boost migration'

Yes vote 'may boost migration' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

An independent Scotland might attract a higher number of international migrants, experts have suggested. 


The level of people moving between Scotland and the rest of the UK is likely to stay largely the same regardless of the outcome of the independence referendum.

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Professor Allan Findlay from the ESRC Centre for Population Change discusses his findings.

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Russia's masquerade continues in Ukraine – and fools no-one

Russia's masquerade continues in Ukraine – and fools no-one | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

On January 24, pro-Russian rebel forces in eastern Ukraine launched missiles into Mariupol, a southern Ukrainian city south of Donetsk on the Sea of Azov. The attack killed 30 people and wounded 97.

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Author, David Galbreath, receives funding from the ESRC

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Cutting pensioner benefits would not make 'huge' savings, says Cameron

Cutting pensioner benefits would not make 'huge' savings, says Cameron | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Prime Minister gave his clearest signal yet that he will repeat his 2010 pledge to protect pensioner benefits, saying it was a matter of 'fairness' to ensure handouts continue for over-65s.

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Article cites figures from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The Guardian view on Syriza’s Essex connection

The Guardian view on Syriza’s Essex connection | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Oxbridge graduates may rule in Britain. But a different British university is making the running in Greece.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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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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Real risk of widespread health charging under Tories, says Labour

Real risk of widespread health charging under Tories, says Labour | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ed Balls cites OECD figures on other countries where public spending is as low as Tory target

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Article cites Paul Johnson, the Director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Tax rises and benefit cuts costing every family £1,127 a year

Tax rises and benefit cuts costing every family £1,127 a year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Middle earners and the very rich have escaped 'remarkably unscathed' from the austerity programme - with those without children actually gaining financially from the changes.

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

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84 per cent of UK Protestants are not sure God exists - here's who believes most

84 per cent of UK Protestants are not sure God exists - here's who believes most | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The vast majority of Anglicans, Methodists and Presbyterians in the UK aren't sure that God exists, according to a survey of Britons.
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The study cited in the article used a survey of members of the ESRC-funded 1970 British Cohort Study.

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Dick Stannard's curator insight, January 24, 11:35 AM

Here are the results of a recent UK survey that are disappointing to Christians and also a bit scary when you see the whole story.

 

It surely tells us, generationally, that we Christians are not doing a good job of passing on our own Christian convictions.

 

This isn't the only time in history that a nation or region, including the U S, has seemingly forgotten its Christian roots.

 

But it may be a wake up call for revival if Christianity is to remain a bedrock part of our culture.

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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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Video-based therapy might benefit babies at risk of autism

Video-based therapy for families with babies at risk of autism improves infants' engagement, attention and social behavior, and might reduce the likelihood of such children developing autism, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.
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The project cited in the article was part-funded by the ESRC.

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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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Why is Purbeck the only place in UK where migrant numbers are falling?

Why is Purbeck the only place in UK where migrant numbers are falling? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

PURBECK is the only place in Britain where migration has fallen, according to Migration Observatory figures.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory based at the University of Oxford

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Watch online romance fraudsters - BBC Watchdog

Watch online romance fraudsters - BBC Watchdog | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Watchdog investigations into online romance fraudsters.

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Programme interviews Professor Monica Whitty from the University of Leicester regarding her research on the ESRC-funded project Online Dating Romance Scams

Clip starts at 14:35 and concludes at 31:50

Programme originally aired 21/01/2015

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Women keep the faith as majority of men say they do not believe in God

Women keep the faith as majority of men say they do not believe in God | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Muslims have the strongest faith in modern Britain while only one in six who identify with Anglicanism or other mainstream protestant churches are convinced of the existence of God

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research which anaylsed data from the ESRC Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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£348k fund explores link between space travel and STEM uptake

£348k fund explores link between space travel and STEM uptake | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In recent months, the UK has seen a spate of space-inspired projects with the dual aim of unravelling the mysteries of the universe, as well as encouraging the public, and especially kids, to get more interested in STEM subjects

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The project, based at the Universirty of York, cited in the article is jointly funded by the ESRC and the UK Space Agency.

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100 things you should know about the general election

100 things you should know about the general election | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With 100 days to go until polling day on 7 May, Guardian writers get you up to speed on the slogans and anthems you may expect to hear, the constituencies you need to watch, and the new faces you’d best get used to.

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Student loans: the real cost could be £40,000 more than official estimates

Student loans: the real cost could be £40,000 more than official estimates | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The calculations used by the government to estimate the cost of long-term loans could be wildly optimistic, with students paying far more in real life.

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The article quotes Rowena Mason, a senior research economist at the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Does human space flight influence the uptake of STEM subjects?

Science Education researchers at University of York are to investigate if human spaceflight inspires school students to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

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The project cited in the article is jointly funded by the ESRC and the UK Space Agency.

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Can Labour pay for university fee cut?

Can Labour pay for university fee cut? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ed Miliband, wants to next month announce an eye-catching policy of cutting maximum university fees for students by a third, from £9,000 to £6,000.

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

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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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Money for Brussels budget fuels sharp rise in public borrowing

Public borrowing figures from December delivered a nasty surprise yesterday as they revealed a large, unexpected hit from European Union budget contributions.
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The article cites Soumaya Keynes from 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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Online romance fraudsters - Crimewatch

Features include a special investigation into online romance fraudsters.
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Programme interviews Professor Monica Whitty from the University of Leicester regarding her research on the ESRC-funded project Online Dating Romance Scams

Clip starts at 14:35 and concludes at 31:50

Programme originally aired 21/01/2015

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Loughborough University academics' tips for thwarting burglars

Loughborough University academics' tips for thwarting burglars | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Academics say they have identified the four home security measures which best thwart burglars if used together.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded project based at Loughborough University. This was awarded as part of ESRC's Secondary Data Analysis Initiative

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Marry your best friend for the happiest marriage, new study says

Marry your best friend for the happiest marriage, new study says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

According to new research, couples who were also best friends experienced the most happiness in life, while married people were in general happier than unmarried ones.

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The article cites findings from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Study.

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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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