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Public opinion, immigration, and the recession | vox

In the recent European Parliament elections, right-wing populist parties made significant gains. Commentators have linked the rise of these parties to growing anti-immigration sentiment in the wake of the crisis. This column examines the extent to which public opinion has in fact shifted against immigration. 

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The article discusses findings from the ESRC-funded European Social Survey.

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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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India's militant rhino protectors are challenging traditional views of how conservation works

India's militant rhino protectors are challenging traditional views of how conservation works | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Park rangers, local people and conservationists need to find some common ground.
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Author Bhaskar Vira receives funding from the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme, which is co-funded by ESRC.

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Birmingham creates city development blueprint with global dimension - Workplace Insight

Birmingham creates city development blueprint with global dimension - Workplace Insight | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a way of investigating or diagnosing the challenges facing their home city that could be used to help improve the lives of city dwellers around the world. 

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Backed by the Research Councils UK/Innovate UK Urban Living Partnership, researchers have spent their first six months analysing data and evidence, discovering a unique nexus of issues that includes the following, set within the context of Birmingham’s known governance and leadership challenges.

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The secret to happiness in later life is simple to discover, but hard to achieve

The secret to happiness in later life is simple to discover, but hard to achieve | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
It's not all about health and wealth.
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Asghar Zaidi receives funding from Age UK, United Nation Economic Commission for Europe, European Commission and ESRCl to undertake research on well-being of older people.

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'Nurses will pay for Theresa May’s mistakes'

'Nurses will pay for Theresa May’s mistakes' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In the third of a series of blogs about how contemporary events in politics are affecting nursing and the work nurses do, Chris Hart looks at how the increasingly close relationship between Donald Trump and Theresa May links to safe staffing and nursing numbers.

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This article refers for research undertaken by the ESRC funded British Election Study.

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UK tax burden will soar to highest level for 30 years, warns IFS

UK tax burden will soar to highest level for 30 years, warns IFS | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Slower growth after Brexit vote and ageing population will hit budget over next decade, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies is funded by the ESRC.

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Poll: Support for Indyref2 slips amid Brexit wrangling

Poll: Support for Indyref2 slips amid Brexit wrangling | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A majority of voters in Scotland do not want a second referendum on independence “in the next few years” while the UK is negotiating its withdrawal from the European Union, polling suggests.

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The article quotes John Curtice, who is a research fellow for the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative

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Study to find people most likely to suffer anti-social behaviour

Study to find people most likely to suffer anti-social behaviour | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

City criminologists are carrying out a major new study to find the people most likely to become victims of anti-social behaviour. 

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The work, which will look to identify those most vulnerable as well develop a better understanding of the harm these individuals face, is being led by criminologists in Nottingham Trent University's School of Social Sciences, funded by the ESRC.

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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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Couples on the rocks find happiness by ‘sticking it out’

Couples on the rocks find happiness by ‘sticking it out’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Couples who are on the rocks will find happiness in the end if they see it through, a new study suggests.
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Harry Benson of the Marriage Foundation and Steve McKay of the University of Lincoln looked at data from 10,000 parents who participated in the Millennium Cohort Study, and focused on parents who reported being unhappy not long after the birth of their first child during the period around the year 2000.

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Brexit hate crime focus of Cardiff Uni monitoring study

Brexit hate crime focus of Cardiff Uni monitoring study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Hate crimes on social media are to be targeted in a £250,000 project by Cardiff University experts focusing on Brexit.
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This study is being funded by the ESRC.

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Weak pay growth forecast for 2017 by Bank of England agents' survey

Weak pay growth forecast for 2017 by Bank of England agents' survey | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The network of regional agents working for the Bank of England have reported that employers plan to scale down pay awards this year, despite the expected jump in inflation due to the plunging pound. According to the agents’ latest survey average pay growth of 2.7 per cent in 2016 is expected to slow sharply to 2.2 per cent in 2016.

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The Insitute for Fiscal Studies, who receives funding from the ESRC,  is mentioned in this article.

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Marriage in trouble? Stick it out, you will be happy 

Marriage in trouble? Stick it out, you will be happy  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A study by the University of Lincoln found the majority of couples who stayed together despite unhappiness in their marriage shortly after the birth of a child ended up happy again later on.

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This article refers to the ESRC funded Millenium Cohort Study

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Warning of tax advantage for self-employed

Warning of tax advantage for self-employed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Rapid growth in self-employment could cost the Treasury an additional £3.5 billion a year by 2021/22 because of generous tax breaks, a new report has warned

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC.

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UK Data Service's curator insight, February 16, 9:09 AM
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HE has a role to play in rebuilding social solidarity

HE has a role to play in rebuilding social solidarity | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In the Brexit referendum in the UK last June, and the US presidential election in November, two elements were especially powerful shapers of choice: whether voters had entered higher education or not, and whether voters lived in large cities or not.

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Author Simon Marginson is Director of the ESRC-funded Centre for Global Higher Education.

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