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Lifetime Achievement Award for Prof. Sir David Hendry

One of the world's leading economists, INET Oxford's Prof. Sir David Hendry received a unique award from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
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The Lifetime Achievement Award was part of the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize.

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Bangor University creates a new toolkit to encourage Welsh in the community

Bangor University creates a new toolkit to encourage Welsh in the community | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Service is aimed at parents of babies, toddlers and outdoor activities companies

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Article cites research funded by Bangor university’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. 

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Vocational GCSEs may be holding girls back, research suggests - Centre for Longitudinal Studies

Vocational GCSEs may be holding girls back, research suggests - Centre for Longitudinal Studies | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Girls who take ‘applied’ subjects, such as health and social care or home economics, at GCSE may be facing educational disadvantage as a result, a new study has found.

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Article cites the cohort study Next Steps, which is  managed by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Farewell to the ECJ? We may end up obeying laws but having no say in them | Catherine Barnard

Farewell to the ECJ? We may end up obeying laws but having no say in them | Catherine Barnard | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The UK has punched above its weight in court decisions. Such influence will be surrendered as Brexit becomes a reality
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Professor Catherine Barnard is a senior fellow at the ESRC funded initiative The UK in a Changing Europe. 

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World Humanitarian Day comment - In the Line of Fire

World Humanitarian Day comment - In the Line of Fire | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

On 11 July 2016, South Sudanese government soldiers, fresh from winning a battle against the armed opposition, went on rampage in a residential area in Juba that is popular with foreigners. Among the numerous incidents on this day, several soldiers entered Hotel Terrain and beat up, raped, and killed aid workers... 

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Comment piece is based on finding from an ESRC funded project entitled: Making Peacekeeping Data Work for the International Community. 

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Do we really need 200,000 more care home beds? | David Brindle

Do we really need 200,000 more care home beds? | David Brindle | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
With more older people living independently than ever, old age should not mean moving in to a care home
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This comment piece cites the Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies; one of which is funded by ESRC.

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Interview: Arts and Humanities Research Council chief Andrew Thompson on the impact of Brexit and importance of history in policymaking | Civil Service World

Interview: Arts and Humanities Research Council chief Andrew Thompson on the impact of Brexit and importance of history in policymaking | Civil Service World | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
As an academic specialising in modern empire, Andrew Thompson knows a lot about the trials and tribulations of large organisations. He also runs one. The chief executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council tells Geoffrey Lyons about the council’s impending transformation and the importance of understanding the past to shape the future
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Article features Andrew Thompson on collaborations with the Economic and Social Research Council and other research councils. 

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Northern Irish unionist parties alienating young Protestants, study says

Northern Irish unionist parties alienating young Protestants, study says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Study shows pro-unionist Protestants aged under 40 turned off by ultra-conservative attitudes on gay rights and abortion
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Article cites ESRC funded research by the University of Liverpool

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Social workers need to be upfront about what we can and can’t do

Social workers need to be upfront about what we can and can’t do | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Viviene Cree: "I watched BBC Scotland’s Fife’s Child Killings: The Untold Story last night with some trepidation. Was this going to be another public humiliation of social work and social workers – another of the ritual slaggings that so often accompanies a child death? In the event, it was not..."

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Article cites ESRC funded research

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A million women £32 a week worse off thanks to pension age changes

A million women £32 a week worse off thanks to pension age changes | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

IFS says increased UK state pension age is lifting earnings from employment but only partially offsetting reduced incomes from other benefits

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC.

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The British Election Study on BBC News at Ten

The British Election Study on BBC News at Ten | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ed Fieldhouse was on BBC News at Ten,1 August 2017, discussing the latest BES findings. Watch it here from 17.49

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The British Election Study receives funding from ESRC.

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General election 2017: Brexit dominated voters' thoughts - BBC News

General election 2017: Brexit dominated voters' thoughts - BBC News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The issues that dominated the general election are revealed in the biggest survey of voters.
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The British election study is funded by ESRC.

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What a “chaotic Brexit” could mean for Britain - MoneyWeek

What a “chaotic Brexit” could mean for Britain - MoneyWeek | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Professor Anand Menon of Kings College London talks to Matthew Partridge about the consequences for Britain of a “chaotic” or “cliff-edge” Brexit.

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Professor Anand Menon is Director of UK in a Changing Europe, whiich is funded by ESRC. The Initiative is exploring the key aspects of UK and EU dynamics. 

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Learning regret ‘helps children develop decision skills’

Learning regret ‘helps children develop decision skills’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Learning regret ‘helps children develop decision making skills', according a study by Dr Aidan Feeney of Queens University. 

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Dr Feeney's research was funded by ESRC

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Why Do We Undervalue Competent Management?

Why Do We Undervalue Competent Management? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Neither great leadership nor brilliant strategy matters without operational excellence.
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The article cites research undertaken by ESRC funded Centre for Economic Performance

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Ethnic segregation: a tough problem to solve in UK universities

Ethnic segregation: a tough problem to solve in UK universities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Michael Donnelly and Sol Gamsu crunch the numbers, and find that parts of the UK higher education system are far less diverse than you might think

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Article cites research from the ESRC funded programme: Geographies of Higher Education: Spatial and social mobilities. 

 

 

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The rise of childlessness

The rise of childlessness | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

POCKET LIVING has been building and selling small flats in London since 2005. The flats have many of the things that young, single people want, such as bicycle storage, and lack the things they do not, such as large kitchens and lots of bookshelves.

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Article quotes Professor Ann Berrington, who leads two ESRC funded research projects at the Centre for Population Change.

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What happens to the Irish border after Brexit? Brexit paper on Ireland REVEALED

What happens to the Irish border after Brexit? Brexit paper on Ireland REVEALED | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
BREXIT will not lead to the resurrection of border posts between Ireland and Northern Ireland, the British Government has vowed. But what will happen to the Irish border after the UK leaves the EU?
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Article quotes Dr Simon Usherwood, an ESRC research fellow looking into the relationship between the UK and Europe during Brexit. 

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Britain’s Not-So-Sweet Options for an EU Trade Deal

Britain’s Not-So-Sweet Options for an EU Trade Deal | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
"Our policy is having our cake and eating it," British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson declared in 2016. By that he meant the U.K. could strike a Brexit deal that freed it from the rules and responsibilities of European Union membership, but maintained free and frictionless trade with its biggest trading partner. Such ambition was always fanciful. It became more so when Prime Minister Theresa May’s hand was weakened by the results of a parliamentary election. The future trade relationship betwee
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Article cites ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance. 

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The British Election Study shows how business can contribute to the Brexit debate

The British Election Study shows how business can contribute to the Brexit debate | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The British Election Study shows how business can contribute to the Brexit debate. From PR Week
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Article cites the British Election Study, which is funded by ESRC.

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Why making friends as a grown-up is scary – and how to do it anyway

Why making friends as a grown-up is scary – and how to do it anyway | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
I’m in a club, in close proximity to a vodka luge, apparently having such a nice time that I feel compelled to demonstrate my ‘running man’ moves to a room full of 20-year-olds, on a school night… This isn’t like me.
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Professor Robin Dunbar, who received ESRC funding for his research 'Darwins medicine: evolutionary psychology and its applications', is quoted in this article.

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Research Has Impact. Here's how. | From Poverty to Power

Research Has Impact. Here's how. | From Poverty to Power | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Irene Guijt, Oxfam GB’s head of research, puts me straight after my recent scepticism about the impact of research and draws some lessons from recent successes.
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Article cites ESRC's 2017 Impact Prize

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Europe's Summer of Elections - Explaining Political Dynamics in France, Britain and Germany

Europe's Summer of Elections - Explaining Political Dynamics in France, Britain and Germany | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A panel of experts analyse the implications of elections in France, the UK and Germany.

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Professor Jane Green and  Professor Geoffrey Evans co-directors of the British Election Study participate in this panel. The British Election Study is funded by the ESRC.

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Business leaders optimistic despite shock statistics that put Swindon among hardest hit by Brexit

Business leaders optimistic despite shock statistics that put Swindon among hardest hit by Brexit | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Swindon will be among the UK's cities hardest hit by Brexit, new research suggests.

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The London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance receives funding from the ESRC.

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Beyond Bars: A festival of talent and hope

Beyond Bars: A festival of talent and hope | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"An event to start a public conversation about difficult questions such as what life is like in prison, what circumstances in one’s life may lead them to crime and what life is like after prison."

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Article cites 'Beyond Bars' which is funded by ESRC and is part of an ongoing project titled Addressing the Prisons Crisis.

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With no deal, how much will Brexit cost the UK’s shoppers?

With no deal, how much will Brexit cost the UK’s shoppers? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The price and make-up of a nation’s shopping basket is one of the simplest ways to understand the state of its economy.

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The article refers to findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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