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Report says climate change will cause war, famine and extreme weather

Report says climate change will cause war, famine and extreme weather | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Launching the report in Yokohama, Japan, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change also predicted that rising temperatures will exacerbate poverty and damage land and marine species.
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Many British scientists have contributed to the report by the IPCC, including those funded by the ESRC.

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Women ‘more likely to believe in the afterlife’ |

A new survey has revealed that men are less likely to believe in the afterlife. 

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The article quotes Professor David Voas of the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research.

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Slump hit men harder in the pocket than women

Slump hit men harder in the pocket than women | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Weekly pay for British men since 2008 has fallen 9 per cent compared to 2.8 per cent for women once inflation is taken into account, analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows.
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Migrant voters could help swing the election result

Migrant voters could help swing the election result | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
New research shows migrants have more political power than they realise - but will they use it?
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) at the University of Manchester.

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Young workers hit hardest by wages slump of post-crash Britain

Young workers hit hardest by wages slump of post-crash Britain | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Institute for Fiscal Studies claims almost all groups have seen real wages fall following financial crisis
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Climate concern 'linked to floods'

Climate concern 'linked to floods' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Public belief in the reality of climate change has risen in Britain, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.


Concern has almost returned to the high levels reported in 2005, say University of Cardiff researchers.

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Report by Professor Nick Pidgeon of Cardiff University was funded by the ESRC.

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Nicola Banks discusses youth entrepreneurship

Nicola Banks discussed East African youth entrepreneurship on BBC World Service and Radio One Kampala

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Dr Nicola Banks is an ESRC Future Research Leader researching youth poverty and inequality.

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Benefits bill 'virtually unchanged' in four years

Benefits bill 'virtually unchanged' in four years | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies finds that the biggest cuts in the welfare system are 'yet to come' and that people of working age could see their benefits slashed by 23 per cent.

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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 University 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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The benefits cap doesn't work – here's why

The benefits cap doesn't work – here's why | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

David Cameron has announced plans to reduce the annual benefits cap from £26,000 to £23,000 per year if the Conservative Party wins the general election. While the cap is undoubtedly popular with the public, it has saved very little money for the public purse.

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How negative stereotyping affects older people

The most comprehensive analysis to date of research on the effect of negative stereotypes on older people's abilities has concluded that these stereotypes create a significant problem for that demographic.

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The article cites ESRC-funded research carried out by Ruth Lamont, working with Dr Hannah Swift and Professor Dominic Abrams at the University of Kent.

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Globalisation doesn’t automatically make countries better off

Only a small number of countries benefited from the first wave of globalisation around 150 years ago, while the majority of nations ended up worse-off, a new study by the University of Warwick has revealed.

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The article cites research by Professor Luigi Pascali from the ESRC-funded Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).

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Britons believe in climate change... but do they care? - Telegraph

Britons believe in climate change... but do they care? - Telegraph | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Survey shows 88 per cent of public believe climate is changing yet a record low of just 18 per cent are "very concerned" about it
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Report by Professor Nick Pidgeon of Cardiff University was funded by the ESRC.

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We need to move from caring to actioning climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies

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British belief in climate change on the rise, research finds

British belief in climate change on the rise, research finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Poll finds 15% list climate change as major threat in next two decades, jumping to 29% for people with direct recent experience of flooding
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Report by Professor Nick Pidgeon of Cardiff University was funded by the ESRC.

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Labour voters' NHS satisfaction up

Labour voters' NHS satisfaction up | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There was a significant jump in satisfaction with the NHS among Labour voters last year, a survey suggested as the future of the health service remained a key general election battleground.

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Artilce cites data from the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance based at the London School of Economics

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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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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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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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