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Muddled impartiality is still harming climate coverage

Muddled impartiality is still harming climate coverage | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Amid the strongest evidence yet that humans have changed the climate, media reporting is giving sceptics too much of a free rein, says Bob Ward
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Article by Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science

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How did your working life change after childbirth?

How did your working life change after childbirth? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
New research shows women still earn 18% less than men – with the disparity widening markedly after having children. Share your experiences
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The gap, down from 23% in 2003 and 28% in 1993, has been highlighted by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) - which is funded by the ESRC.

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The cost of motherhood to a woman's career has been revealed

The cost of motherhood to a woman's career has been revealed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Findings indicate wage gap between higher-educated men and women has not changed in almost 20 years

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The findings were compiled from research by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

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Mothers' pay lags far behind men

Mothers' pay lags far behind men | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Women who return to work after having a baby continue to earn less than men for many years afterwards, says a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The article explains research findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

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Tasers inquiry 'urgently needed' say researchers

Tasers inquiry 'urgently needed' say researchers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A robust parliamentary inquiry into the police use of Tasers is urgently needed, a leading body of rights-based agencies said, following the death of Dalian Atkinson for which two West Mercia police officers are under criminal investigation.

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Abi Dymond, an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded researcher at the University of Exeter speaks of importance of training and policies around Tasers.

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Volunteering later in life can ‘enhance mental health and wellbeing’

Becoming a volunteer later on in life can result in good mental health and wellbeing, according to researchers from the University of Birmingham and the University of Southampton.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Third Sector Research Centre

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Gap between graduate and non-graduate wages 'shows signs of waning'

Gap between graduate and non-graduate wages 'shows signs of waning' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
IFS says substantial difference in earnings is likely to decrease in future as more people pursue higher education
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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Nicola Sturgeon rejects warning of 'hard border'  between independent Scotland and UK

Nicola Sturgeon rejects warning of 'hard border'  between independent Scotland and UK | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed warnings from one of her former ministers that an independent Scotland would face a “
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Professor Michael Keating, director of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre on Constitutional Change, speaks about the English/Scottish border.

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15/08/2016, Today - BBC Radio 4

15/08/2016, Today - BBC Radio 4 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Jeremy Corbyn says he will create a free at the point of use National Education Service (NES) based on the principles of the NHS to help Britons "from the cradle to the grave" if he becomes prime minister. Luke Sibieta is director of Education and Skills at the IFS.

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Luke Sibieta from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies speaks to John Humphrys from 53:07 to 57:28

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This new political ideology could be the antidote to both Trump and Brexit

This new political ideology could be the antidote to both Trump and Brexit | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britons will be forgiven for still being a little anxious over the future of their country after voting to quit the European Union in June.

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The article quotes Jonathan Portes, a research fellow for the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative

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‘Limited evidence’ that private providers improve quality globally

‘Limited evidence’ that private providers improve quality globally | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
UK should introduce ‘much tighter regulations’ on private colleges, say CGHE researchers
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There is “limited evidence” that the global growth in private higher education has improved the quality of provision or contributed to innovation, according to a report from the Centre for Global Higher Education (funded by the ESRC).

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Who does most of the housework in your house and would that change if your spouse was out of work?

Who does most of the housework in your house and would that change if your spouse was out of work? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

When University of Essex researcher Dr Karon Gush started a study into how couples coped with redundancy during the last recession she was particularly interested to see if a long-held theory held true - spouses, usually women, would step in to pick up more work if the main breadwinner lost their job.

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Dr Gush interviewed 17 couples locally and further afield as part of the Economic and Social Research Council-funded study. Working with colleagues James Scott and Heather Laurie, she also used data from Understanding Society.

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Two fresh produce R&D projects win £1m in funding

Two fresh produce R&D projects win £1m in funding | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Two projects that will aim to increase the fresh produce industry’s food security and resilience have won a portion of a new £9 million research grant.

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The funding will be provided by the UK’s Global Food Security Programme, with funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Scottish Government.

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Women choosing home birth more likely to breastfeed

Women choosing home birth more likely to breastfeed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There is a strong positive relationship between planned birth at home and breastfeeding rates, according to researchers.

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This article refers to the Millenium Cohort Study undertaken by the ESRC funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

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The first step to tackling the gender pay gap is to understand it

The first step to tackling the gender pay gap is to understand it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

“If you’re a woman, you will earn less than a man.” So said Theresa May in her first statement as prime minister. She was, sadly, right.

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Comment by Director Paul Johnson on the Institute for Fiscal Studies' latest research findings.

 

IFS is funded by the ESRC.

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Find out how Brummie your surname really is

Find out how Brummie your surname really is | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Experts have devised a new heatmap which reveals just how prevalent your surname is in Birmingham and the West Midlands compared to the rest of Britain

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The research behind the Named website was funded by ESRC.

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Labour accused of 'sneaking out' a major cut to Jobs Growth Wales

Labour accused of 'sneaking out' a major cut to Jobs Growth Wales | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Welsh Government’s flagship job creation programme – Jobs Growth Wales – has quietly halved its subsidy to participating employers from 100% of young people’s wages to 50%.

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The article refers to a report co-written by the ESRC-funded Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD)

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See how Scouse your surname really is

See how Scouse your surname really is | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers reveal which names are unusually popular on Merseyside.

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This project is funded by the ESRC.

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Flexible working is making us work longer

Flexible working is making us work longer | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Flexible work is on the rise but research shows it often leads to people working longer hours than they would otherwise.
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Author receives funding from the ESRC

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Welcome to City Plaza, Athens: a new approach to housing refugees

Welcome to City Plaza, Athens: a new approach to housing refugees | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A group of activists is seeking to build a special community as an alternative response to the so-called migration crisis.
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Author Professor Vicki Squire is carrying out a study to map the journeys and experiences of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea as part of the ESRC's Mediterranean Migration Research Programme.

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How can care homes ensure a good death for residents?

How can care homes ensure a good death for residents? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research reveals that care home staff, healthcare professionals, residents and their families may not always agree on end-of-life care
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This research was  presented at the Economic and Social Research Council’s National Centre for Research Methods Festival.

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Constituency Labour parties back Jeremy Corbyn by 285 nominations to 53

Constituency Labour parties back Jeremy Corbyn by 285 nominations to 53 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Jeremy Corbyn has won overwhelming backing of local constituency Labour parties (CLP) in his bid for re-election as party leader.

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The article quotes Luke Sibieta of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Breastfeeding more likely after home birth

Breastfeeding more likely after home birth | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Women are much more likely to breastfeed if they give birth at home, a new Irish study has found.

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The article pulls out findings from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort study, based at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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£4.5M Newton Fund to tackle antimicrobial resistance

£4.5M Newton Fund to tackle antimicrobial resistance | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British research councils are attempting to tackle the rising problem of microbial resistance by pumping £4.5m into six research partnerships between the UK and China.

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The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Medical Research Council will be funded under the Newton Fund - money used to bolster research partnerships between the UK and partner countries.

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Newton Fund's curator insight, August 17, 5:12 AM
10 August 2016
The Newton Fund has allocated £4.5 million to the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) to help researchers carry out interdisciplinary projects to tackle antibiotic resistance, to be co-funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
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The benefit to the brain of being bilingual is still a grey area

The benefit to the brain of being bilingual is still a grey area | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research in north Wales offered a rigorous test of the bilingual advantage hypothesis by comparing bilingual Welsh/English speakers with otherwise very similar monolingual English speakers across a number of age groups. Bilinguals showed no advantages in cognitive reserve or cognitive performance.

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This research was funded by the ESRC.

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Volunteering boosts mental health and wellbeing in later life

Volunteering boosts mental health and wellbeing in later life | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Choosing to volunteer later in life can improve a person’s wellbeing and support good mental health, research has revealed.

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This article references research undertaken as part of the Household Longitudinal Study - 'Understanding Society' which is funded by the ESRC.

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UnderstandingSociety's curator insight, August 15, 6:58 AM
Researchers from the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute and Birmingham’s Third Sector Research Centre studied more than 66,000 responses from British adults to from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), now part of the UK Household Longitudinal Study called 'Understanding Society'.