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Nice work if you can get out

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Why the rich now have less leisure than the poor

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Article from 17 April cites research from the ESRC funded Centre for Time Use Research (CTUR)


Article dated 19 April 2014.

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National debt, the deficit and cuts: where does each party stand in General Election 2015?

National debt, the deficit and cuts: where does each party stand in General Election 2015? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems, Ukip, and the Green Party: Asa Bennett rounds up their policies on cuts and the deficit.
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Article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Studying higher education

Studying higher education | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The University of Sheffield is taking a leading role in the UK’s first dedicated research centre to study higher education.

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Article on new ESRC centre - CGHE.

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NCVO and TSRC are awarded £400,000 for research project to map sector's finances over 10 years

NCVO and TSRC are awarded £400,000 for research project to map sector's finances over 10 years | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The two organisations have today announced that they have been given funding totalling £386,000 over the next three years from the Economic and Social Research Council to collect data from a sample of 10,000 charities in England and Wales to estimate the resources of all charities and help to indicate how financially healthy charities are.

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Article on ESRC funding for the third sector.

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Lord Ashcroft: Why I started polling – and how it can be a force for good

Lord Ashcroft: Why I started polling – and how it can be a force for good | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Used wisely, opinion research can help bridge the gap between the political class and the people.
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Lord Ashcroft cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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Taking off the veil: easy. Then the death threats begin

Taking off the veil: easy. Then the death threats begin | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
As young Islamists hog headlines by revelling in slaughter, a procession of other young Muslims, often women, are risking all — even their lives — to abandon the faith, writes Simon Cottee
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Article based on Simon Cottee's ESRC-funded research on ex-Muslims.

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The Guardian view on taxes in the election: dangerous taboos

The Guardian view on taxes in the election: dangerous taboos | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

If politicians keep to their promises not to raise taxes, that is dismaying. But if they honour them, the consequences will be terrifying

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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'Naughty pupils could be more at risk under academies,' report warns

'Naughty pupils could be more at risk under academies,' report warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Badly-behaved children or students with special needs could be more likely to be expelled under academies because of their freedoms on admissions and exclusions

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Economic Performance based at the London School of Economics

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Faces of unborn babies ‘show effects of smoking’

Faces of unborn babies ‘show effects of smoking’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The harmful effects of smoking in pregnancy on unborn babies may be seen in tiny movements in their faces using four dimensional (4D) ultrasound scans, research has found.

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Article cites the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS) The ESRC provides administrative management of the UKCTCS.

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The Government needs to get serious about digital elections

As much as our society is digital, it is every bit as cynical. The next decade will make great strides forward for communication, health, business and sport, but let it also be the decade that politics repairs its broken reputation. 

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Article cites findings form the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Avon and Somerset Police Federation: Why we need more bobbies

Police officers have launched a campaign over cuts that have seen more than 1,000 bobbies across the region "disappear" over the last five years. 

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Too few voters understand immigrants’ role in UK recovery

Too few voters understand immigrants’ role in UK recovery | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Positive views on immigration rise with financial literacy, but uninformed majority could still turn to Ukip, study finds

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Article cites findings form the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Watching TV can be good for toddlers

Watching TV can be good for toddlers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scaremongering about the negative effects of children's TV-watching is not new. But in our busy lives it's more and more tempting to let your child watch television for half an hour.

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The author of the article, Gemma Taylor, is a Research Associate for the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD).

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Sunny days make British office workers sad

Sunny days make British office workers sad | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

After millennia of coping with grey clouds, sleet, fog and other “bad” weather, humans have learned to cope. Happiness is not correlated to whether the sun is shining, according to research.

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The article cites data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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Beyond male role models in social care: What works when working with young men?

Beyond male role models in social care: What works when working with young men? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A project exploring gender in relationships between young men and adults providing services raises important questions about social care recruitment.

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‘Beyond Male Role Models: gender identities and work with young men’ is an Open University research project supported by a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council. 

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Balancing prosperity and sustainability: a role for arts and culture

Balancing prosperity and sustainability: a role for arts and culture | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers from the University of Leeds are to play a key role in exploring how arts and culture contributes to sustainable prosperity.

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Article on new ESRC centre - CUSP.

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British voters don't care and Americans hate each other: is there any hope for either?

British voters don't care and Americans hate each other: is there any hope for either? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Democracy is going in drastically different directions in the UK and US, but politics isn't getting any better in either.
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Article cites data from the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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When clocks are set forward, life satisfaction declines

When clocks are set forward, life satisfaction declines | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

According to a recent study based on data from the UK study Understanding Society, people’s life satisfaction declines when they lose an hour to daylight savings time

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Understanding Society is funded by the ESRC.

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'Soaring pupil numbers will put pressure on school budgets,' report says

'Soaring pupil numbers will put pressure on school budgets,' report says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Soaring immigration and higher birth rates will put pressure on school budgets as they struggle to cope with the extra number of pupils, a think tank warns

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Article cites findings from a report published by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Conscientious kids less likely to smoke later in life

A new study has recently revealed that conscientious kids are less likely to smoke later in life. It was also mentioned that the personality trait could help explain the health inequalities.

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Article cites data from the ESRC-funded National Child Development Study

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Sex education in the UK is letting our teenagers down

Teens have no problem assessing information about sex, yet pregnancy and STI rates remain high. Lessons may have improved, but more still needs to be done

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Article cites the ESRc-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

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Britain's problems far from over, warns George Osborne

Britain's problems far from over, warns George Osborne | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Chancellor says there is no room for policymakers to be complacent, as the world still faces a "very difficult economic situation"

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Article quotes Paul Johnson, the director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Job loss could lead to decade of distrust

A new study has explored that losing one's job scars trust to such an extent that even finding new work may not reverse it. The study conducted at University of Manchester suggested that people who lose their jobs are less willing to trust others for up to a decade after being laid-off. 

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Article cites ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellow, Dr Laurence at The University of Manchester.

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The Observer view on the budget

The Observer view on the budget | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

For all the Tories talk of hard-working families, the poor will be hit hard in their Britain of the future

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Article qutoes Paul Johnson, Director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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ESRC: fine-tuning is nothing for fledgling scholars to fear

ESRC: fine-tuning is nothing for fledgling scholars to fear | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research council chief insists the benefits of narrowing funding range for grants scheme outweigh risks

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The article is about the new ESRC funding thresholds.

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How city trees, related vegetation reduce pollution, improve health

How city trees, related vegetation reduce pollution, improve health | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The National Arbor Day Foundation has a simple app that allows visitors to see how a city changes as it adds tree cover and other vegetation. Using a little sliding tool, one can gradually change the illustration from one with few trees to one with abundant trees. The difference is striking.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Study.

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