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Sweets, fizzy drinks and TV all part of a happy, well-rounded childhood

Sweets, fizzy drinks and TV all part of a happy, well-rounded childhood | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
It is something generations of schoolboys have long suspected: eating your greens might be good for you, but it does not make you happy.
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Article mentions report based on data provided by the Millennium Cohort Study, which is core funded by the ESRC.

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Crime prevention: where’s the evidence? -

Crime prevention: where’s the evidence? - | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"How do we keep young people away from a life of gangs and violent crime? "

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Project Oracle is referred to within this article as it aims to support programme providers in gathering useful evidence about what's working in the youth and children’s sector and is funded by a consortium which includes the Economic and Social Research Council through its knowledge exchange initiative.


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Our rocketing national debt pile is the British economy's Achilles' Heel

Our rocketing national debt pile is the British economy's Achilles' Heel | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The deficit for the first three months of the fiscal year stood at £36.1bn, 7.3pc more than the £33.7bn racked up during the same time last year

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

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Gymnasts and eating disorders discussed on BBC Radio Wales

Gymnasts and eating disorders discussed on BBC Radio Wales | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Steffan Garrero sits in, chatting to Professor Jacinta Tan from Swansea University.
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Professor Jacinta Tan from Swansea University talks about the relationship between gymnasts and eating disorders from her ESRC funded project Ethical aspects of the impact of eating disorders on female elite gymnasts. Her interview starts at 6.36 minutes in and ends at approx 17.00 minutes.

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The ‘war heroines’ of Bangladesh: lessons for fighting sexual violence in conflict

The ‘war heroines’ of Bangladesh: lessons for fighting sexual violence in conflict | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Bangladesh is not a conflict. This is what I was recently told by the special representative of the UN secretary-general at the summit on End Sexual Violence in Conflict ESVC. She said the history of wartime rape during the Bangladesh war of 1971 could not be included in the summit, which took its starting point as the Bosnia conflict of 1992.

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Article written by Nayanika Mookherjee who has received funding from the ESRC

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ESRC Chief Executive Paul Boyle awarded honorary degree

ESRC Chief Executive Paul Boyle awarded honorary degree | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council Professor Paul Boyle was among six people distinguished in their field who have been awarded honorary degrees at the July graduation ceremonies.
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Professor Paul Boyle is Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council and President of Science Europe in Brussels. He is due to become Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester in October 2014.



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DNA key to Danish happiness: study

They are officially the happiest people on Earth and now scientists think they know why life is such a dream for the Danes.
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The article features findings from economists at the ESRC-funded Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy.

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Researcher closer to FBI dream job

A Dundee University PhD student could be a step closer to her dream of working with the FBI. The jewellery and metal design graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone College has worked on a project linked to Interpol to help identify victims of mass disasters by their jewellery.


Maria, 25, spent six months putting her design skills to use at the College of 
Policing in Bramshill, Hampshire, where she helped develop a visual and interactive online research map of policing and crime reduction research across the country. That project was funded by a scholarship from the Economic and Social Research Council, who also funds Maria’s doctoral research.

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The article discusses the work of ESRC-funded doctoral student Maria Maclennan.

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Erotic art, sex toys and Victorian drag queens! Get ready for the Institute of Sexology...

Erotic art, sex toys and Victorian drag queens! Get ready for the Institute of Sexology... | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Wellcome Trust is opening its most provocative exhibition yet with a history of sex research that is NOT for the faint of hearted.

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Article introduces a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, which features findings of ESRC-funded Natsal research.

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Lisa Burnham's curator insight, July 21, 11:08 PM

The exhibition "moves between pathologies of perversion and contested ideas of normality as sex is observed, analysed and questioned" and "It traces the experiments and studies that lifted taboos in the pursuit of truths about sex and tells the remarkable personal stories of those whose questions made it a legitimate field for discussion and study," the Wellcome Trust says.

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'What Next For Scotland?' Asks This Year's Festival Of Politics

The Festival of Politics 2014 offers informed opinion and balanced debate from experts and academics as they tackle the key issues of the Referendum. Now in its 10th year, the Festival of Politics will take place at the Scottish Parliament from Friday 15 August to Sunday 17 August.

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Festival includes the most recent research and findings from the Economic and Social Research Council on Scottish social attitudes

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Many Scots will vote no to independence confident of devoPLUS

Many Scots will vote no to independence confident of devoPLUS | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Many Scots want more devolution, but think this will be achieved without independence, according to new data released by the British Election Study (BES).
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The article refers to data from the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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DNA Key to Danish happiness

They are officially the happiest people on Earth and now scientists think they know why life is such a dream for the Danes.

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The article cites research from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) which is funded by the ESRC. 

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March of millionaire OAPs as they strike it rich in property boom

March of millionaire OAPs as they strike it rich in property boom | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
One in ten pensioner households is worth more than £1 million – the largest proportion since records began, a report reveals today.


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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Politics festival focuses on vote

Politics festival focuses on vote | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Holyrood's annual Festival of Politics is to focus on the implications of the Scottish independence referendum.

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The Festival of Politics will include a session on the most recent findings from the ESRC study on Scottish social attitudes and identity.

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Empower workers to bridge the CEO pay gap by themselves

Empower workers to bridge the CEO pay gap by themselves | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Public concerns over levels of CEO pay – especially in the banking sector – have triggered a debate on both sides of the Atlantic. 

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Article quotes the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance

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What your hand gestures say about you

New research from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) shows that what you do with your hands when you talk secretly reveals a lot about your intelligence and ability to empathise with others.

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Article discuss the findings from the ESRC funded study at the University of Warwick.

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GP referrals to hospital increased 6% last year but budget rose only 2-3%

GP referrals to hospital increased 6% last year but budget rose only 2-3% | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The NHS is heading for a financial crisis and nobody has any clear ideas how to avert it, a breakfast meeting at the King’s Fund heard on 17 July.

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

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Exploring how immigration affects us all

Questions about migration, identity and community cohesion are very much in the political spectrum and reflect the focus of some research activities in the University of Leicester. 

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Article regarding the ESRC-funded project at the University of Leicester.

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How far is Russia backing the ‘little green men’?

How far is Russia backing the ‘little green men’? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Russia’s alleged role in supporting armed rebels – the so-called “little green men” – in the Ukraine is under international scrutiny following the MH17 crash

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Article written by Kataryna Wolczuka from the ESRC-funded Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies

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Single mothers 'do just as good a job as couples'

Single mothers 'do just  as good a job as couples' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Poverty has a more detrimental effect on young children than lone parenthood
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The article quotes the findings of ESRC-funded research by Dr Susan Harkness at the University of Bath, which found that children's development was "little affected" by their family structure.

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Want To Be Happy? Get Some Danish DNA

Want To Be Happy? Get Some Danish DNA | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Some people seem to be happy no matter what. If you visit many places in Africa, even when the existence may seem hard to Europeans or Americans, a lot of people are quite happy."

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The article features findings from economists at the ESRC-funded Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy.

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Scottish Independence: North Sea Oil Investments Hit Ahead of Referendum

Scottish Independence: North Sea Oil Investments Hit Ahead of Referendum | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
SNP's Alex Salmond has continually promised bumper oil revenues will buoy up an independent Scotland.
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The article discusses findings of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, which receives ESRC funding.

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London's Olympics live on while Athens, Sydney struggle with old sites

London's Olympics live on while Athens, Sydney struggle with old sites | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A lime green fence surrounds the future site of a 330-year-old ballet company’s hip-hop academy and a new campus for a university boasting 28 Nobel Prizes.
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The article discusses the legacy of London's Olympic park, quoting Professor Allan Brimicombe who has led an ESRC-funded Olympic Games Impact Study at the University of East London.

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Gymnasts under pressure at higher risk of eating disorders

Many elite gymnasts are preoccupied with weight and body shape, with some scoring well above average for eating disorder symptoms, say researchers from Swansea University.

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The article cites a Swansea University study that was funded by the ESRC.

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Job figures offer cheer to youth in need of good news

Job figures offer cheer to youth in need of good news | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
What do you say to an arts graduate? “Big Mac and fries, please,” the old joke goes — but it overlooks the fact that at least the arts graduate managed to find a job.
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Institute of Sexology: Wellcome Collection hails the masters of sex

The Wellcome Collection, which has regularly had to put up notices warning sensitive souls about the graphic nature of its exhibitions, will re-open in November with its most eye-popping show to date – devoted to human sexuality and the scientists who have studied it.

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The Wellcome Collection exhibition will look at work from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes which is part-funded by the ESRC.

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