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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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Internet trolls face longer sentences

Internet trolls face longer sentences | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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The article cites Dr Claire Hardaker, a project leader at the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), at Lancaster University

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X Factor over evidence: the failure of early years education

X Factor over evidence: the failure of early years education | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As free nursery places for three year olds fail to deliver lasting educational benefits, Dr Jo Blanden argues we need to see a sensible approach to early years policy.

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Article cites findings from ESRC's Secondary Data Analysis Initiative

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What the future holds for Cornwall to be explored by citizen panel

A citizen manifesto will be at the heart of a unique opportunity for Cornish people to take direct action and decide on a list of priorities for the county. 

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£66,000 for every mum lured back into work: Huge cost of childcare subsidy 

£66,000 for every mum lured back into work: Huge cost of childcare subsidy  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It said the price of extra free nursery places for three-year-olds under the part-time pre-school places scheme will be £800 million this year.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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Britain has every right to challenge the EU's rules

Britain has every right to challenge the EU's rules | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Europe has changed beyond recognition from the organisation that Britain signed up to

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Article cites ESRC-funded The Migration Obesrvatory based at the University of Oxford

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Families urged to find Peak science answers

Discover what makes the Peak District National Park a special place at two fun science events this autumn.

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Internet trolls will not be deterred by long prison sentences, Mary Beard warns

Internet trolls will not be deterred by long prison sentences, Mary Beard warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
TV historian who was abused by Twitter trolls says that sentences will not stop abuse as other high profile victims react to new sentences for the crime
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The article cites Dr Claire Hardaker, a project leader at the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), at Lancaster University

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Internet trolls face up to two years in jail under new laws

Internet trolls face up to two years in jail under new laws | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said.

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The BBC News programme features an interview with Dr Claire Hardaker, a project leader at the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), at Lancaster University. Feature at 7 minutes 57 seconds - 10 minutes 11 seconds.

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Child poverty map indicates "shocking levels of hardship" throughout the UK

Child poverty map indicates "shocking levels of hardship" throughout the UK | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A child poverty map published by the campaign to End Child Poverty has revealed that almost one in six children across the UK live below the poverty line, and as many as one in three in Glasgow.

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New figures reveal massive decline in religious affiliation

New figures reveal massive decline in religious affiliation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In five decades, the number of people with no religion in Britain has grown from just three per cent of the population to nearly half, according to a new survey.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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Hunting for a school place is a brutal lesson in economics

Hunting for a school place is a brutal lesson in economics | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Russell Lynch looks at the economic issues involved in choosing the right school for your child.

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The article quotes Professor Simon Burgess from the ESRC-funded Centre for Market and Public Organisation, at the University of Bristol.

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Ebola: Difficult Questions for Development

Ebola: Difficult Questions for Development | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ideological positions and poor understandings have created a set of assumptions about development that are fundamentally challenged by the Ebola experience. Can this terrible crisis provide a moment for reframing development? 

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Author, Ian Scoones is the director of the ESRC STEPS Centre

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Game of Losers: the numbers show David Cameron and Ed Miliband face election stalemate

Game of Losers: the numbers show David Cameron and Ed Miliband face election stalemate | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

No one won the 2010 general election. The Conservatives did not win because they did not get enough votes.  They did not get enough votes because too many people voted for other parties, especially the Labour Party.  

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How to get funding for your arts and humanities postgrad

How to get funding for your arts and humanities postgrad | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With no national loan scheme for postgrads, aspiring master’s and PhD students must reach out to other funding sources

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Article regarding ESRC Postgraduate Funding

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Expectant parents wanted for new Cambridge study into children's development

Expectant parents are needed to take part in an unique study of how fathers and mothers contribute to their child's early development. 

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Article cites the ESRC-funded New Fathers and Mothers Study at The University of Cambridge's Centre for Family Research.

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Why we deserve legal rights, too - warts and all

Why we deserve legal rights, too - warts and all | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A family judge calling for a fairer deal for unmarried partners is evidence that the law is catching up with social change

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Understanding Society study

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Two new Academy of Social Sciences Fellows

Two new Academy of Social Sciences Fellows | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It was announced this week that two Oxford academics have received Academy of Social Sciences Fellowship status. They are Craig Jeffrey, and Louise Fitzgerald.

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Article announces ESRC-funded Professor Craig Jeffrey receiving the Acadamy of Social Sciences Fellowship status.

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Mansion tax can be deferred if you earn less than £42,000

Mansion tax can be deferred if you earn less than £42,000 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The pledge comes amid a growing revolt among Labour MPs about the impact of the tax on people who have low incomes but find themselves living in properties which have soared in value.

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SME bosses exaggerating maternity fears, study finds

SME bosses exaggerating maternity fears, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Small-business owners should provide effective maternity protections to enhance staff satisfaction and commitment, a new study has revealed.

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Article cites the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research which receives funding from the ESRC

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Could Crowd-Sourced Policing Turn Us Into Vigilantes?

Could Crowd-Sourced Policing Turn Us Into Vigilantes? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

...does the murder mystery phenomenon reveal the presence of a secret army of “bedroom detectives” – willing volunteers who can help police agencies with their ever increasing task of maintaining order and enforcing the law

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The author of this article, Professor David S. Wall, from Durham University, receives funding from the ESRC.

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Dundee’s ‘shocking’ child poverty disparity

A new report has revealed “shocking” disparity in levels of child poverty across Dundee.

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Editor's letter: Who will dare to be honest about our deficit?

Earlier this week, in front of a sympathetic audience, David Cameron dropped a very heavy hint that the next Tory manifesto would commit to raising the inheritance tax threshold.
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Under-30s being priced out of the UK, says social mobility tsar

Under-30s being priced out of the UK, says social mobility tsar | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Mobility tsar says Britain is on verge of being permanently divided between haves and have-nots as young miss out on recovery...

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Housework Help

Housework Help | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Academics, unlike housewives, clearly have too much time on their hands. After a detailed study which took some 15 years, they came to the conclusion that the reason women earn less money than men is that they do more housework.  

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The article cites the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey, one of the longest running panel surveys in the world.

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Three quarters of UK rail network owned by foreign governments, research reveals

Three quarters of UK rail network owned by foreign governments, research reveals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Recent research by transport trade union RMT has revealed that three quarters of the rail franchises in the UK are now owned by foreign state-owned or backed

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Article cites a report from the ESRC-funded Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC)

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