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Ethnic minorities in Britain better qualified and yet denied jobs

Ethnic minorities in Britain better qualified and yet denied jobs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Britain’s ethnic minorities experience barriers to social mobility and employment even though they are better qualified, in many cases, than their white counterparts.
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The article quotes findings from the ESRC-funded Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.

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Household incomes finally hit pre-crash levels

Household incomes finally hit pre-crash levels | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Household incomes are back to pre-recession levels with the average Briton now receiving £461 a week in wages, pensions and benefits after cash, which is £5 more than last year.

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The article cites report findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Average incomes 'return to pre-recession levels'

Average incomes 'return to pre-recession levels' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Average household incomes have returned to pre-recession levels, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

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The article cites report findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Being unemployed 'adversely affects health'

Unemployed people are more likely to experience a range of health problems, in part due to the stress of looking for a job, a new study suggests.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies

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Meet Labour's teenage hopeful with more Twitter followers than Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg

Meet Labour's teenage hopeful with more Twitter followers than Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

IBTimes UK quizzed 19-year-old George Aylett about social media, young people and politics.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Unlock growth and prosperity with the productivity key

Unlock growth and prosperity with the productivity key | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
During the recent recession real wages declined. Low skilled workers and the young fared worst whilst top income groups have enjoyed growth and prosperity.
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This article is based on a lecture given at an ESRC Centre for Micro-Social Change (CPP) workshop, Understanding changes in income inequality in the austerity period. The research is funded by the CPP at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Sir Douglas Hague, economist - obituary

Sir Douglas Hague, economist - obituary | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Sir Douglas Hague, who has died aged 88, was one of Margaret Thatcher’s earliest and most loyal economic advisers.

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Sir Douglas Hague was Chairman of the ESRC from 1983 to 1987.

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Newcastle University launches study into women's holiday romances

Newcastle University launches study into women's holiday romances | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Students at Newcastle University are looking for women from the region who have fallen for a local man while overseas
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Understanding Women’s Holiday Relationships study.

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Welfare reforms to hit lone parents

Welfare reforms to hit lone parents | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Lone parents with young children stand to lose more than £1,800 a year under the UK Government
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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University.

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Lib Dems say they would block Labour from cutting tuition fees in any future coalition

Lib Dems say they would block Labour from cutting tuition fees in any future coalition | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Liberal Democrats would block Labour from cutting university tuition fees to £6,000 if the parties went into coalition after the next election, a senior party figure has indicated.
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The prime minister puts his faith in the grey vote. Now Labour has to mobilise the young

The prime minister puts his faith in the grey vote. Now Labour has to mobilise the young | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ed Miliband is entering the great generation war. Earlier this week David Cameron made his pledge never to touch a penny of pensioners’ perks, be they as rich as a duke, shamelessly bribing grey voters. Miliband replies with a pledge to the young.

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New findings show stark inequalities in aging as government encourages us to work longer

Changes in pension and employment policies are making it increasingly necessary for older people in the UK to work beyond the age of 65.
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This article cites data from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society.

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You need to get out more

You need to get out more | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Whether you call it ‘ecotherapy’ or just ‘going for a nice walk in the countryside’, reconnecting with the natural world makes us both healthier and happier

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Article cites data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society

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How much of a rip-off is where you live? New interactive map lets you find out

How much of a rip-off is where you live? New interactive map lets you find out | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new map has revealed the stark contrast between house prices in parts of England as Wales, as homes in London average more than £500,000 while that figure in the North-east is little over £150,000.

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Article cites findings from a report by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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BBC News at Ten, 04/03/2015

BBC News at Ten, 04/03/2015 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

BBC News at Ten

Main story - IFS report regarding income levels since the recession.

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IFS director, Paul Johnson interviewed.

Clip starts at 01:35 and concludes at 04:20

Programme originally aired 04/03/2015


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Britain’s stunted ‘recovery’ leaves us wishing for what might have been

Britain’s stunted ‘recovery’ leaves us wishing for what might have been | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

So household incomes are back to 2007 levels. This isn’t evidence of success but confirmation of how dismal economic performance has been

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The article cites findings and quotes Paul Johnson, Director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Families still worse off than when Tories came to power. The IFS says the recovery has been very slow

Families still worse off than when Tories came to power. The IFS says the recovery has been very slow | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Families still have less money to spend than when David Cameron came to office in 2010, although average living standards have returned to pre-recession levels of seven years ago, a report shows.

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UK household incomes near pre-banking crisis levels

UK household incomes near pre-banking crisis levels | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Institute for Fiscal Studies report finds that falls in inflation and unemployment, together with modest wage rises, have raised household spending power

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The article cites report findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The Wellcome Collection: raising the cultural profile of science

The Wellcome Collection: raising the cultural profile of science | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The newly-redeveloped Wellcome Collection is a place for thought-provoking mental adventures.
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The article cites the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).

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Welfare cuts cost disabled £2,000 a year

Welfare cuts cost disabled £2,000 a year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research reveals true cost of cuts on most vulnerable
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The author of the report, Steve Fothergill, is a professor at the ESRC-funded Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR).


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Couples who stay together can boost their income by an average 35 per cent

Couples who stay together can boost their income by an average 35 per cent | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The study found couples could earn thousands more - almost as much as having a degree - just by sticking with their partner. 

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The research cited in the article used data from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society study.

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School success adds £140,000 to wages, research reveals

School success adds £140,000 to wages, research reveals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Analysis lays bare the importance of getting good grades at school.
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The article cites research that was backed by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Is the penny finally dropping? - Migration is a sign of how normal a society is, rather than a threat to its existence

The fact that the government failed to reach its target for reducing net migration is bad news for them, but rather good news when considered as an indication of an economy not still mired in deepest recession.

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Racial prejudice: how bad measures can lead us astray

Racial prejudice: how bad measures can lead us astray | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Last year, the Guardian triggered a major debate over prejudice after a front page splash painted a dark picture of rising racial intolerance in Britain, writes Dr Robert Ford.
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This article was written by Dr Rob Ford, from the ESRC-funded Centre of Dynamics of Ethnicity.

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Migration figures expected to shatter Cameron's 'tens of thousands' pledge

Migration figures expected to shatter Cameron's 'tens of thousands' pledge | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Net influx to Britain now higher than when Conservative-led coalition took office, ONS quarterly update set to reveal
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Mental Sickness And Health - Men Affected Most

Gender and personality matter in how people cope with physical and mental illness, according to a paper by a Washington State University scientist and colleagues at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

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Artilce cites research based on data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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