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BBC Radio Scotland - The Investigation, 30/03/2014

BBC Radio Scotland - The Investigation, 30/03/2014 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
More children are eligible for expanded childcare. Has provision been sufficient?

Via Centre on Constitutional Change
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Craig McAngus from Stirling University who is part of The Future of the UK and Scotland team funded by the ESRC, looks at the issues of equality in this programme on childcare. 
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Craig McAngus from our Stirling University team looking at issues of equality is interviewed in this programme on childcare.

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Can racist tweets help predict hate crimes? L.A is about to find out

Can racist tweets help predict hate crimes? L.A is about to find out | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Can police prevent hate crimes by monitoring racist banter on social media?

Researchers will be testing this concept over the next three years in Los Angeles, marking a new frontier in efforts by law enforcement to predict and prevent crimes.

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The U.S. Department of Justice is investing $600,000 in research by the ESRC-funded Cardiff University Social Data Science Lab, which has been at the forefront of predictive social media models.

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Floods severely affect children and young people—it's time to stop ignoring their experience

Floods severely affect children and young people—it's time to stop ignoring their experience | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research with flood-affected children reveals serious impacts on well-being but also a desire to take on a role in flood risk management.
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This study was funded by the ESRC.

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Date night helps keep marriages together

Date night helps keep marriages together | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Couples who have regular date nights — such as the Camerons and the Obamas — reduce their chances of splitting up, research shows. Having a date together once a month increases a couple’s chanc
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The Marriage Foundation’s findings are based on statistics from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study, which tracked ninemonth-old children born in 2000 and 2001— and theirparents — for a decade

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Debt stress 'inflicting real damage on children's mental health'

Debt stress 'inflicting real damage on children's mental health' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Bailiffs, utility firms and local councils who chase struggling parents over unpaid debts may be unwittingly inflicting real damage to children's mental health, a charity has warned.

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This article refers to data from the Millenium Cohort Study, which is funded by the ESRC.

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World University Rankings 2016-2017: Why it’s hard to make global comparisons in higher education

World University Rankings 2016-2017: Why it’s hard to make global comparisons in higher education | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
An increasing drive to compare university offerings worldwide is hampered by the particular nature of teaching and learning, writes Paul Ashwin, professor of higher education, Lancaster University
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Author Professor Paul Ashwin is co-investigator at the Centre for Global Higher Education, which is funded by the ESRC.

 

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Student mental health 'lacks support'

Student mental health 'lacks support' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Universities are struggling to cope with rising demand for mental health services for students, says a think-tank report.

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We have several events as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science on the subject of mental health, including - meaning and understanding of mental health. Details of all events can be viewed at www.esrc.ac.uk/festival

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Debt stress 'inflicting real damage on children's mental health'

Debt stress 'inflicting real damage on children's mental health' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Bailiffs, utility firms and local councils who chase struggling parents over unpaid debts may be unwittingly inflicting real damage to children’s mental health, a charity has warned.

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Findings using data from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study

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This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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Unexpected advice about love & sex

Unexpected advice about love & sex | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Relationship advice that will surprise you!
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A study published by the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles has found that a shockingly high number of men and women experience some form of sexual difficulty.

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This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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SNP seeks assurances an independent Scotland can stay in single market

SNP seeks assurances an independent Scotland can stay in single market | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Senior party figures are pushing for a second referendum to take place by autumn 2018 before the UK leaves the EU

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The article quotes Professor Michael Keating, director of the ESRC-funded Centre on Constitutional Change

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Migrant death toll expected to exceed 10,000 in 2016

Migrant death toll expected to exceed 10,000 in 2016 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Projected figures on migrant fatalities released as US prepares to host two major summits on refugee crisis
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Article mentions ESRC-funded report which will reveal, at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, that three-quarters of those who crossed via Libya experienced physical violence, and over a quarter detailed experiences relating to the death of fellow travellers.

 

 

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The EU is locked in a toxic crisis

The EU is locked in a toxic crisis | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
European integration has proceeded apace, often muddling through when apparently insoluble problems assailed it. The EU will stumble on. But the problems it faces will only become more severe.
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Article written by Anand Menon, professor of European politics and foreign affairs at King's College London. Anand is the director of The UK in a Changing Europe programme, which is funded by the ESRC.

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Clear Link Between Good Public Space and Community Wellbeing Study Finds

Clear Link Between Good Public Space and Community Wellbeing Study Finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A research programme is seeking to identify the key components needed to develop community wellbeing.

Place and space are essential elements in developing a feeling of community wellbeing. This was among the initial findings of a programme carried out by The What Works Centre for Wellbeing, a consortium of four universities and five civic organisations.

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The What Works Centre for Wellbeing is supported by the ESRC.

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Brexit risk to equal pay laws, Women and Equalities Committee told - BBC News

Brexit risk to equal pay laws, Women and Equalities Committee told - BBC News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Equal pay laws in the UK could be put at risk by the country's exit from the EU, MPs on the Women and Equalities Commons committee hear.

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Article cites ESRC senior research fellow, Professor Catherine Barnard, University of Cambridge

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Uni unveils latest £1million building in research and technology park

Uni unveils latest £1million building in research and technology park | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The latest phase of a multi-million pound scheme to put Colchester at the heart of the UK’s digital economy has been unveiled.

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The building will become the base for the Economic and Social Research Council’s Business and Local Government Data Research Centre and will be led by Professor Maria Fasli.

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Baby boomers 'dwarfed younger voters in 2015'

Baby boomers 'dwarfed younger voters in 2015' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Votes cast by "baby boomers" in the 2015 general election outnumbered those cast by younger "millennial" voters by 4.2 million, research suggests.
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The findings, based on the ESRC-funded British Election Study, show a trend that began in the mid-1990s when the generational turnout gap began widening, continues.

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Make decisions based on evidence, not on university rankings

Make decisions based on evidence, not on university rankings | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Gauging performance through the lens of the top-ranked universities skews our understanding of national performance and educational quality, and creates perverse benchmarks.

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ESRC award holder - Professor Ellen Hazelkorn discusses university rankings in the Irish Times

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UK researchers tap into China's scientific powerhouse

UK researchers tap into China's scientific powerhouse | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The government is to outline its plans to strengthen collaborative research between the UK and China.

 

The Science Minister, Jo Johnson, will give details while opening a joint UK-Chinese plant research centre just outside Shanghai.


Scientists at the centre will investigate new ways of growing crops to feed an expanding global population.


The centre is the latest effort by the UK to tap into the rapid growth in scientific investment by China.

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This article includes an interview with Jane Elliot, CEO of ESRC and Research Councils UK International Champion.

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Barack Obama says the refugee crisis is a 'test of our humanity’ – is Britain failing it?

Barack Obama says the refugee crisis is a 'test of our humanity’ – is Britain failing it? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Theresa May's proposals for curbs on uncontrolled migration are both unimaginative and disingenuous.
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Author Nando Sigona receives funding from the Economic and Social Research Council for 'Unravelling the Mediterranean migration crisis (MEDMIG)'.

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Post-Brexit Scotland 'could retain some EU laws'

Post-Brexit Scotland 'could retain some EU laws' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scotland could continue to be governed by European legislation in a post-Brexit environment.

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Article cites Professor Michael Keating, Director of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change

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Voters showing no signs of ‘buyer’s remorse’ over Brexit, top pollster says

Voters showing no signs of ‘buyer’s remorse’ over Brexit, top pollster says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British voters are showing few signs of “buyer’s remorse” at the decision to leave the EU made three months’ ago, one of the country’s leading polling experts has said.

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Prof John Curtice, of the UK in a Changing Europe programme, said there was little evidence of a “significant rethink” by voters despite the hopes of some pro-EU politicians.

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Historic misunderstanding underlies UK-EU relationship on Churchill anniversary

Historic misunderstanding underlies UK-EU relationship on Churchill anniversary | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

70 years ago, Sir Winston Churchill delivered his famous speech in Zurich calling for the creation of "a United States of Europe".

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The article includes commentary from Professor Richard Whitman, senior research fellow of the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative

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Financial traders better at reading gut feelings leading to success - says new university research

Financial traders better at reading gut feelings leading to success - says new university research | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Financial traders are better at reading their 'gut feelings' than the general population – and the better they are at this ability, the more successful they are as traders, according according to new research led by the University of Cambridge

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The research was largely funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the European Research Council and the Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation.

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Acts of altruism? New study to explore actions of solidarity with asylum seekers and refugees

Acts of altruism? New study to explore actions of solidarity with asylum seekers and refugees | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new study into collective actions in support of vulnerable groups -- including asylum seekers and refugees -- is being led by the University of Leicester, in collaboration with the Université de Nantes.

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Led by Dr Pierre Monforte at Leicester and Estelle d'Halluin-Mabillot at Nantes, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded research project will run from January 2017 to December 2019.

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People who don't use Facebook feel prettier than everyone else, science says

People who don't use Facebook feel prettier than everyone else, science says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A study carried out by Essex University for Understanding Society found that kids who don't use Facebook or Twitter are happier with their looks.

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Understanding Society - the UK household longitudinal study is funded by ESRC

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Less than half of Welsh pupils think views taken seriously

Less than half of Welsh pupils think views taken seriously | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Only 42 per cent of pupils aged 12 and 13 said their views were 'listened to and taken seriously by school staff'.

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Research conducted by the ESRC funded Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (Wiserd) is qouted in this article.

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