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UK could be plunged into another crisis if it left EU

UK could be plunged into another crisis if it left EU | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Economists describe a British exit as a "very risky gamble" that will cost jobs, reduce investment and make goods more expensive for households

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Article refers to analysis by the ESRC funded Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)


The article was published on 16 May 2014.

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Experts unite to attack full devolution of income tax

Experts unite to attack full devolution of income tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
MORE than 40 of Britain's top economic experts have come out against the full devolution of income tax to Scotland, warning such a move would undermine the UK state, according to a poll.
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Article based on study by ESRC-funded Centre for Macroeconomics.

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More than Child’s Play? The World of War Toys

More than Child’s Play? The World of War Toys | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Do war toys encourage violent behaviour and make conflict more acceptable? Or do they offer genuine insight into military history?

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All three authors of the article are either receiving ESRC-funding or have been awarded ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships. Dr Philip Kirby is currently studying ludic geopolitics and popular expressions of militarism, as part of a collaborative ESRC project with the universities of Portsmouth and Royal Holloway.

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Ditch the term 'SME' and focus on scale-ups, not start-ups, government told

Ditch the term 'SME' and focus on scale-ups, not start-ups, government told | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The government should shift its focus from supporting startups and work on helping companies scale up into world beating businesses.

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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Enterprise Research Centre.

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UK: Children's, Parents' Mental Health on the Decline

UK: Children's, Parents' Mental Health on the Decline | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Surveys of mental health professionals show troubling admissions regarding the state of mental health for both children and parents.
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Articles cites research from the London School of Economics’ Centre for Economic Performance, which receives ESRC funding.

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Teach children what to say and they'll stand up to bullies

Teach children what to say and they'll stand up to bullies | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Following concerns that two thirds of teachers have witnessed cyberbullying, research suggests that telling children what to say would encourage them to stand up for victims

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Article refers to an event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

Article first published 4th November 2014

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Britain handed out 200,000 passports to foreigners in just ONE year

Britain handed out 200,000 passports to foreigners in just ONE year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

BRITAIN handed almost 200,000 passports to foreigners in just one year, ­figures out yesterday reveal.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford

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'Poor have fewer teeth than rich'

'Poor have fewer teeth than rich' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The poorest people in society have eight fewer teeth by their seventies than the richest, according to a study.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded study, a collaboration between Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, UCL and the National Centre for Social Research

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Are cliques taking control of our governing bodies?

Small groups are dominating too many decisions, study finds

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Article cites the ESRC-funded study on the changing governance of schools in England

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Tenth of British men 'pay for sex'

Tenth of British men 'pay for sex' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

More than one in 10 men have paid for sex, according to a major study of British sexual habits.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and lifestyles (Natsal) based at UCL

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Three quarters of students won’t be able to pay off their debt

Three quarters of students won’t be able to pay off their debt | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The current university funding system is unsustainable because of the high number of students who will never be able to afford to pay off their loans after graduating, according to a major new report.

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Artilce cites figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, an ESRC investment.

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Robbed of their futures: how austerity cuts hit young people hardest

Robbed of their futures: how austerity cuts hit young people hardest | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As students round the country prepare for a national anti-austerity protest, we look at the way government cost-cutting is targeting the young

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

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Trading floors need ethnic mix

Trading floors need ethnic mix | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Greater ethnic diversity on the trading floor could lessen the likelihood of a bubble in a financial market, a study has found.

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Article cites findings from the study by the ESRC-funded Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO)   that revealed teenagers in London attain higher GCSE results than those in the rest of the country because the capital's schools have a higher proportion of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds.

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Only 1 in 20 unwed parents will stay together until first-born is 15

Only 1 in 20 unwed parents will stay together until first-born is 15 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Most young couples who do not get married are heading for a life of failed relationships and single parenthood, but many are put off marriage by the cost of a wedding, research suggests.
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Article references projections from Understanding Society, an ESRC-funded longitudinal study.

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The superhead: how Cynthia Eubank turned a struggling Deptford primary school into the best in the country

The superhead: how Cynthia Eubank turned a struggling Deptford primary school into the best in the country | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Cynthia Eubank’s room at Grinling Gibbons primary school is half office and half data analysis centre. There are “data packs” strewn around, a row of folders full of Excel spreadsheets and performance graphs. Most key decisions she makes are based on “interrogating” them for insights.
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The article cites a report by the ESRC-funded Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) at the University of Bristol.

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School lunches deliver health benefits - but only if they are consumed

Universal free school meals should be offered to all children in their first years of secondary school, according to one of the leading nutrition experts in the UK.

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The article cites research by Fuse: The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health which is part funded by the ESRC.

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Transforming cities for sustainability: Key resources

Transforming cities for sustainability: Key resources | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Kate Hawley rounds up global resources on urban sustainability: the networks, institutes, initiatives and reports.
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Article features the ESRC-funded STEPS Centre.

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Poor 'have fewer teeth' than rich

Poor 'have fewer teeth' than rich | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The poorest people in society have eight fewer teeth than the richest by the time they reach their 70s, a study has suggested.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded study, a collaboration between Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, UCL and the National Centre for Social Research

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E-cigarettes ‘could help save millions’, MSPs told

E-cigarettes ‘could help save millions’, MSPs told | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Electronic cigarettes could deliver a “huge potential public health prize” and potentially help save millions of lives, a tobacco expert told MSPs.

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Article cites findings from the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS) , one of five Centres of Excellence for which the ESRC provides the administrative management.

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Elderly people who are poor ‘have eight fewer teeth than the richest 20% of society’

Elderly people who are poor ‘have eight fewer teeth than the richest 20% of society’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

More than 6,000 people aged 21 and over from all income groups were involved in the British study, published today in the Journal of Dental Research.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded study, a collaboration between Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, UCL and the National Centre for Social Research

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Not Many Of Us Land The Dream Jobs We Wanted As Kids

Not Many Of Us Land The Dream Jobs We Wanted As Kids | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

If the job you have isn't the one you always dreamed of, you have lots of company. A new study shows that only about six percent of adults wind up in occupations they dreamed about as children.


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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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Want to marry someone from abroad? Don’t be female or black

Want to marry someone from abroad? Don’t be female or black | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Immmigration rules on minimum income benchmarks in the UK: Money can't buy you love. But it can buy you the right to live together

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Artilce cites findings from the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory

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One in nine men admits they have paid for sex

One in nine men admits they have paid for sex | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Around 3.6 per cent of the 6,000 men surveyed admitted visiting prostitutes in the past five years. Billie Piper (pictured) as Belle de Jour in Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and lifestyles (Natsal) based at UCL

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Pensioners £500 a YEAR better off than in 2010, report reveals

Pensioners £500 a YEAR better off than in 2010, report reveals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Chancellor's planned welfare cuts programme has been derailed by a £5 billion increase in benefit spending on the over 65s - driven by the rising cost of state pensions.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Pulling teeth: the gaps that reveal a life of hardship

Pulling teeth: the gaps that reveal a life of hardship | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Society's poorest pensioners have a quarter of a full set of teeth fewer than the richest, study finds

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded study, a collaboration between Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, UCL and the National Centre for Social Research

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Private rents in England to more than double growth in wages by 2040

Private rents in England to more than double growth in wages by 2040 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation said private rents could rise 89 per cent by 2040, but expected household income to rise by just 40 per cent.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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