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BBC Radio 4 - Today, 19/03/2014

BBC Radio 4 - Today, 19/03/2014 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Discussing the budget.

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Uses insight from the Institute of Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.


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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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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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SNP's home rule 'would give Scotland £7 billion shortfall'

SNP's home rule 'would give Scotland £7 billion shortfall' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Opposition party leaders warn the SNP's demand for full fiscal autonomy is "madness" as the Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates the impact on Scotland's finances.

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Scotland's struggling North Sea oil industry WILL be bailed out

Scotland's struggling North Sea oil industry WILL be bailed out | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Chancellor said he had already cut taxes on North Sea oil to protect jobs in the industry, amid rapidly falling prices, but would take ‘further steps at the Budget’ in March to help.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Health care for future generations will improve as Scotland leads way in processing ‘big data’

Health care for future generations will improve as Scotland leads way in processing ‘big data’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

We have some of world’s best data capabilities, says Mike Capaldi

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Article cites ESRC's Administrative Data Research Centre based at Edinburgh Bioquarter.

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2015: the year of the trolled?

2015: the year of the trolled? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, famously believed that his creation could be used to “iron out misunderstanding”. The prediction seems laughably naive today, particularly to every single one of the 3 billion people who have internet access.

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Article quotes Dr Claire Hardaker from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

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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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Nicola Sturgeon: SNP MPs will vote on English-only matters

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP MPs will vote on English-only matters | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

First Minister says Nationalists will drop self-denying ordinance not to vote on matters that do not affect constituencies because they are devolved to Scottish Parliament as a new poll predicts her party will win 55 seats.

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'Gender divide' in religious belief

'Gender divide' in religious belief | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A big gender divide exists between men and women in their 40s in belief in God and life after death, a poll suggests.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research based at the University of Essex

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Britain's only place where proportion of migrants is down

The figures, revealed by the Migration Observatory at Oxford University, show the rural district gained just eight migrants in a decade while other areas saw the proportion double or even triple.

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Do you live in an entrepreneurial hotspot?

Do you live in an entrepreneurial hotspot? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Whether it’s an influx of talent, local business support or a regional speciality, certain areas have more startups than others.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC's Centre for Economic Performance

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