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Family mealtimes to become official measure of national 'happiness'

Family mealtimes to become official measure of national 'happiness' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Mealtimes, family rows, children’s body image and internet bullying to be included in new official drive to monitor whether family life in Britain is ‘harmonious’.

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This research is part of the Understanding Society's 'UK 's Household Longitudinal study' which is funded by the ESRC. Early findings of this study can be downloaded from the Understanding Society website.

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Scottish poverty study calls on governments to tackle rising deprivation

Scottish poverty study calls on governments to tackle rising deprivation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The percentage of households falling below society's minimum standard of living has increased from 14 per cent to 33 per cent over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.
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Article cites the ESRC-funded Poverty and Scocial Exclusion (PSE) project.

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Almost one million Scots cannot afford adequate housing conditions

Almost one million Scots cannot afford adequate housing conditions | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

More than 200,000 children live in damp housing, according to poverty study

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Poverty and Scocial Exclusion (PSE) project.

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Data protection regulation warned against

Data protection regulation warned against | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Europe: Evidence-based policy making in Europe is at risk from changes to a data protection regulation being considered by the European Union, according to an open letter signed by almost 30 leading scientists. 

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Europe's leading scientists including ESRC's CEO and President of Science Europe Professor Paul Boyle, have highlighted in a joint letter, that proposed European Parliament amendments to data protection legislation will undermine beneficial scientific research. 


Article originally published 19 August 2014.

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Scientists say EU data bill to harm research

Scientists say EU data bill to harm research | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Leading European scientists have said new EU data laws will cause "dire" harm to research in areas such as smoking-related diseases or child nutrition.
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Europe's leading scientists including ESRC's CEO and President of Science Europe Professor Paul Boyle, have highlighted in a joint letter, that proposed European Parliament amendments to data protection legislation will undermine beneficial scientific research. 


Article originally published on 14 August 2014.

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UK Data Service names director for Big Data Network

With recent government investments in Big Data infrastructure and access, the UK Data Service is taking on a growing support role in sharing expertise, setting standards and coordinating activities across the ESRC Big Data Network. Now a new director is coming on board to provide strategic and operational direction for this additional stream of activity.

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Article announces the new Director for the ESRC funded Big Data Network

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Joining the herd at university isn't the only option

Joining the herd at university isn't the only option | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"I made friends with a lesbian and a man who didn’t wash, but that was about as interesting as university got for me" by Bryony Gordon.

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Article cites the ESRC funded Institiute of Fiscal Studies

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Sex ed: Teaching consent not enough

Sex ed: Teaching consent not enough | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Instead of talking about consent, we should be aiming far higher. We should be encouraging young people to think about “mutuality.” This means challenging the notion that women are always “giving” consent (and men always demanding sexual access) and promoting mutual decision-making - where both partners listen and respond to each other's desires and concerns.

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Article cites data from the ESRC funded Sixteen18 Project

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Leave the car at home for a healthier daily commute, say experts

Commuting to work by active (walking or cycling) and public modes of transport is linked to lower body weight and body fat composition compared with those using private transport, suggests a UK study.

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Article cites data from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society study

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Most English Oppose Scots Currency Union, Poll Shows

More than half of English voters say they are opposed to Scotland’s plan to keep using the pound if the country votes for independence, a poll indicated.

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Article cites the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change

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Joining the herd at university isn't the only option

Joining the herd at university isn't the only option | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
I made friends with a lesbian and a man who didn’t wash, but that was about as interesting as university got for me
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This article cites research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which is funded by the ESRC.

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Is there a 'taste for discrimination'? - analysis

Is there a 'taste for discrimination'? - analysis | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Racial gaps in wages are often attributed to discrimination but data limitations make drawing strong conclusions difficult. Economists usually distinguish between taste-based and statistical discrimination. This column presents evidence from a new test of taste-based discrimination.

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This article is co-authored by Alex Bryson, Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). NIESR is a partner in two ESRC research centres, LLAKES and the Institute for Macroeconomics. Alex Bryson is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) which is funded by the ESRC.

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One month to go: what voting No in the Scottish referendum can offer Labour voters

One month to go: what voting No in the Scottish referendum can offer Labour voters | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
With one month of campaigning left until the Scottish independence referendum, why would Scotland remaining in the Union benefit Labour supporters?
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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC.

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Children of proactive mothers do better in exams

Children of proactive mothers do better in exams | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Children born to mothers who have a strong belief they control their own fate and thus take a more "hands-on" approach to parenting often do better in their GCSEs, researchers claim
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This article cites research from the Centre for Economic Performance which was established by the ESRC. This article was originally published on 18 August 2014.

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Mothers who choose not to breastfeed are 'twice as likely to get postnatal depression because they miss out on mood-boosting hormones released by the process'

Mothers who choose not to breastfeed are 'twice as likely to get postnatal depression because they miss out on mood-boosting hormones released by the process' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new Spanish and British study shows new mothers who gain the best protection against depression are those who always planned to breastfeed their babies and are able to do so.

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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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One million Scots 'have inadequate housing'

One million Scots 'have inadequate housing' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Nearly one million Scots cannot afford adequate housing, a new study claims.The percentage of households falling below society's minimum standard of living has also increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Poverty and Scocial Exclusion (PSE) project.

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Data protection changes risk ‘dire consequences’, scientists warn

Data protection changes risk ‘dire consequences’, scientists warn | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Scientists have warned that evidence-based policy making in Europe is at risk from changes to a data protection regulation being considered by the European Union.
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Europe's leading scientists including ESRC's CEO and President of Science Europe Professor Paul Boyle, have highlighted in a joint letter, that proposed European Parliament amendments to data protection legislation will undermine beneficial scientific research. 


Article originally published 16 August 2014.

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Euro data threat

Euro data threat | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
European Parliament amendments to data protection legislation will hamstring beneficial scientific research
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Professor Paul Boyle, ESRC's CEO and President of Science Europe writes an open letter to the Times in which he highlights that proposed European Parliament amendments to data protection legislation will undermine beneficial scientific research. 


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Mother's personality measured during pregnancy predicts how well children perform in GCSEs

Mother's personality measured during pregnancy predicts how well children perform in GCSEs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Babies born to mothers who hold a stronger belief that their fate is in their own hands and not down to luck tend to perform better in their GCSE exams 16 years later.

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This article cites research from the Centre for Economic Performance which was established by the ESRC.

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Boomerang generation struggles to buy their own homes & makes the move back permanent

Boomerang generation struggles to buy their own homes & makes the move back permanent | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With the boomerang generation zooming back home, Cheryl Markosky finds places for multi-family living. 

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Artilce cites the ESRC funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK

Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

English people’s views on Scottish independence are revealed today by an authoritative study which shows that they profoundly disagree with politicians over what should happen to the UK in the wake of next month’s referendum, regardless of the outcome.

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Article cites the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change which is part of a programme of investments into the Future of the UK and Scotland

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Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of postnatal depression

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

A new study of over 10,000 mothers 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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Geotagging reveals Wikipedia is not quite so equal after all

Geotagging reveals Wikipedia is not quite so equal after all | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Wikipedia is often seen as a great equaliser. Every day, hundreds of thousands of people collaborate on a seemingly endless range of topics by writing, editing and discussing articles. But it’s starting to look like coverage on Wikipedia is far from equal.

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This article was written by Mark Graham, who has received funding from the ESRC. 

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'Gypsies, tramps, and thieves' How the press demonised Romanians

'Gypsies, tramps, and thieves' How the press demonised Romanians | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British newspapers demonised Romanians as "gypsies, tramps and thieves" but insulted Bulgarians far less in the year preceeding the lifting of EU working restrictions.

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This article cites research by the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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David Cameron ridicules Alex Salmond's "desperate" NHS claims

David Cameron ridicules Alex Salmond's "desperate" NHS claims | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister says the Nationalists' claims that the Scottish NHS is at risk from the supposed privatisation of the English health service do not "stack up".
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The article cites research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC. 

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Your fate is in your hands - or at least, your children's results are

Your fate is in your hands - or at least, your children's results are | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research by the London School of Economics' Centre shows that those born to parents who believe their fate is in their own hands, perform up to 17 per cent better in exams when they grow up.
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This article cites research from the Centre for Economic Performance which was established by the ESRC. This article was originally published on 17 August 2014.

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