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EU Should Speak With a Single Voice on Ukraine – But Won't

EU Should Speak With a Single Voice on Ukraine – But Won't | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Europe’s neighbourhood is in flames. To the south, the optimism provoked by the Arab spring quickly gave way to concern about successor regimes. To the east, all eyes are on Ukraine as some 40,000 Russian troops equipped with fighter jets and tanks amass on the border, and Moscow completes its annexation of what was recently and integral part of a state aspiring to EU membership.

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This article was written by Anand Menon who receives funding from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Database protecting UK expats from Brexit ‘misinformation’ to be built by Cambridge researchers

Database protecting UK expats from Brexit ‘misinformation’ to be built by Cambridge researchers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

University of Cambridge researchers have set out to compile a database of communication routes that will allow UK expats residing in EU nations to receive reliable, up-to-the-minute advice throughout the negotiation process once Article 50 is triggered. 

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The research, funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), will take place over the next six weeks. Researchers say the final product will be shared widely with trusted parties such as government agencies, legal charities and citizen advice bureaux, but will not be released fully into the public domain for fear of exploitation by commercial and lobby organisations.

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London tube travellers ‘more exposed to pollution than drivers’

London tube travellers ‘more exposed to pollution than drivers’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Car drivers in London are causing the most pollution per commuter but are the least exposed to it.

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The study was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. 

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Families urged to step aboard big blue bus for research project

Families urged to step aboard big blue bus for research project | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Bradford researchers on one of the UK’s largest studies looking into the health of children are inviting people to get aboard the next stage of of its study journey.

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The research team has secured funding from the Medical Research Council, as well as the Economic and Social Research Council to fund this groundbreaking project.

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Big data project will help urban planners build a picture of Glasgow

Big data project will help urban planners build a picture of Glasgow | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

An innovative big data project will create a dynamic picture of the city of Glasgow to help urban planners to develop solutions to challenges facing cities

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The study was carried out by the ESRC-funded Urban Big Data Centre

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Changing face of life on benefits presents a new set of challenges

Changing face of life on benefits presents a new set of challenges | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Blackpool has hit the No 1 spot. It wasn’t even in the top ten at the turn of the century. Stoke-on-Trent, scene of a by-election this week, has reached No 15 (out of 377).

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Paul Johnson is director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Attending 'outstanding' nurseries has limited benefit for children

Attending 'outstanding' nurseries has limited benefit for children | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

University of Surrey research claims attending a nursery with highly qualified staff or an 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating has limited benefit for children

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The study was conducted by researchers at the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

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What to do in retirement: how to keep busy using hobbies, work, family and more

What to do in retirement: how to keep busy using hobbies, work, family and more | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The initial joy of retiring is often followed by a sharp crash. Sarah Coles looks at what to do in retirement to stay happy and financially secure.

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The study was commissioned by the ESRC-funded What Works Centre for Wellbeing

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New research highlights devastating impact of poverty on children's mental health

New research highlights devastating impact of poverty on children's mental health | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New University of Liverpool research - published today in The Lancet Public Health - shows that children who move into poverty are more likely to suffer from social, emotional and behavioural problems than children who remain out of poverty.

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The research in this article uses data from the ESRC funded Millennium Cohort Study.

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Fostering a teenage asylum seeker was challenging – and rewarding

Fostering a teenage asylum seeker was challenging – and rewarding | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
We didn’t expect to foster a teenage boy and the stereotype can be scary, but we had no idea it could be so rewarding
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This piece follows the release of the Handbook of Fostering Teenagers, which is an output from an ESRC-funded seminar series.

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Centre for Wellbeing calls for more help to prepare employees for retirement

Centre for Wellbeing calls for more help to prepare employees for retirement | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Centre research shows the benefits of part-time working or bridging jobs in helping to pave the way for life after full-time working ends.

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A new study by the ESRC-funded What Works Centre for Wellbeing has found that most people fare better if able to work part-time towards the end of their careers.

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Qualified nursery teachers make little difference to attainment, study finds

Qualified nursery teachers make little difference to attainment, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Children with graduate nursery teachers achieve only slightly more by the end of Reception than children with unqualified teachers
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Researchers from the ERSC-funded, Centre for Economic Performance compared data on children's results with information about the nurseries they attended in the year before starting school for around 1.8 million people born in England between September 2003 and August 2006.

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We needn’t ditch referendums. But we should lay down some ground rules

We needn’t ditch referendums. But we should lay down some ground rules | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Consulting voters about major constitutional change is fine. But, as the Brexit confusion shows, clarity about what that change would mean is vital

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Written by John Curtice, from the ESRC-funded What UK Thinks project

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Revealed: Pensioner incomes overtake working households

Revealed: Pensioner incomes overtake working households | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Pensioner household incomes have overtaken those of working age equivalents for the first time, a new study found. Elderly spending power has been boosted by a new wave of pensioners who ten

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One of the studies mentioned in the article was commissioned by the ESRC-funded What Works Centre for Wellbeing - director Nancy Hey is quoted

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Phased retirement better for wellbeing

Poor retirement wellbeing was found to be associated with a lack of control over the retirement decision
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Employers should support older workers into retirement by offering ‘bridging’ jobs and phased retirement to improve their wellbeing, according to a report from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, which is funded by the ESRC.

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Fifth of world's food lost to over-eating and waste, study finds

Fifth of world's food lost to over-eating and waste, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests.

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The research was funded through a Global Food Security Programme supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council and the Scottish Government.

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EU referendum: The claims that won it for Brexit, fact checked

EU referendum: The claims that won it for Brexit, fact checked | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK opted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016 after a campaign mired by scaremongering and the misuse of statistics.

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Features facts and stats from ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance and UK in a Changing Europe

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Overeating and waste results in a fifth of food lost, study shows

Overeating and waste results in a fifth of food lost, study shows | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Almost a fifth of food available to consumers worldwide is lost through either overeating or waste, according to a new study.

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The research was funded through the Global Food Security programme supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, ESRC, the Natural Environment Research Council and the Scottish Government.

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London tube travellers ‘more exposed to pollution than drivers’

London tube travellers ‘more exposed to pollution than drivers’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Car drivers in London are causing the most pollution per commuter but are the least exposed to it.

That’s according to new research, which revealed commuters who use the Underground are actually the most exposed to toxic air quality, followed by those on buses.

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The study was carried out by the ASTRID (Accessibility, Social justice and Transport emission Impacts of transit-oriented Development) project, jointly funded by ESRC.

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Researchers develop blueprint for future Indian cities

Researchers develop blueprint for future Indian cities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Birmingham worked with children, young people and their families living in a new urban development in India to understand the everyday experiences of urban transformation – with the results informing the future development of Indian cities

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The study was carried out by researchers on the ESRC-funded 'New Urbanisms in India: Urban living, sustainability and everyday life' project 

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EU workers are deserting us already - Brexit will end in disaster

EU workers are deserting us already - Brexit will end in disaster | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

To warn about the consequences of an exodus of European Union workers from the British economy probably comes across like shouting fire in the midst of Noah’s flood. Aren’t there more than two million EU nationals in the British workforce, double the number a decade ago? Isn’t net immigration from the EU running at almost 200,000 a year according to the latest figures? Didn’t millions of Britons vote for Brexit precisely to reduce the numbers of workers from the Continent coming to Britain?

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This article references Jonathan Portes, one of the experts at the ESRC funded The UK in a Changing Europe

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Children of older mothers 'likelier to be more intelligent'

Children of older mothers 'likelier to be more intelligent' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Children born to older mothers are more likely to do better in intelligence tests than those born to younger women, new research has found. Children born in 1970 to mothers aged 25 to 29 were more likely to perform better in tests of cognitive ability than those born to mothers who were 10-years older. 
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Researchers studied data from three long-term ESRC-funded studies in the UK, the 1958 National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study and the Millennium Cohort Study. Children’s cognitive ability was tested when they were 10 or 11.

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Will higher education in the 21st century belong to China?

Will higher education in the 21st century belong to China? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The time is right for Europe's universities to make Chinese connections, say Ka Ho Mok and Jin Jiang
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Professor Ka Ho Mok, an International Co-Investigator at the Centre for Global Higher Education (funded by the ESRC), has co-authored this article.

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Children born to older mothers more likely to have better cognitive abilities, research shows

Children born to older mothers more likely to have better cognitive abilities, research shows | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
In contrast to 40 years ago, children born to older mothers today are more likely to perform better in cognitive ability tests than those born to younger mothers, reveals new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.
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Researchers analysed data from three UK ESRC-funded longitudinal studies - the 1958 National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study and the 2001 Millennium Cohort Study. Children's cognitive ability was tested when they were 10/11 years old.

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Graduate nursery staff have 'little effect' on children 

Graduate nursery staff have 'little effect' on children  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research challenges "many assumptions" of current policy campaigners say.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance 

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Ofsted ratings do not reveal best nurseries for children, major report shows 

Ofsted ratings do not reveal best nurseries for children, major report shows  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Sending children to a nursery school rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted makes barely any difference to how well they develop in their early years, a new report has found.

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The research was carried out by the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance

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