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Research Professional - Scottish independence survey results revealed

Research Professional - Scottish independence survey results revealed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Nearly half of the researchers, research office staff and senior university managers who took part in Research Fortnight’s survey on Scottish independence said they would vote against independence.
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Research Fortnight's Scottish Independence Special cites the work of the ESRC funded programme the Future of the UK and Scotland features an article by programme director Charlie Jeffery. (Access to some articles may require a subscription.)

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Research Fortnight's Scottish Independence Special cites the work of  the Future of the UK and Scotland teams and features an article by programme director Charlie Jeffery. (Access to some articles may require a subscription.)

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Long wait for families to identify missing migrants

Long wait for families to identify missing migrants | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Human rights researchers warn of a "devastating" lack of information for families of migrants who might have drowned in the Mediterranean.

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The article is based on a new report by the ESRC-funded Mediterranean Missing project

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EU blamed for failing dead migrants as Brussels 'abandoned' crisis-hit Greece and Italy

EU blamed for failing dead migrants as Brussels 'abandoned' crisis-hit Greece and Italy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The European Union has been accused of leaving Italy and Greece completely alone to deal with the mass of bodies washing up on their shores after hundreds of thousands of migrants have crossed the Mediterranean.

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New findings from the ESRC-funded Mediterranean Missing project

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Missing Migrants in the Mediterranean: Addressing the Humanitarian Crisis

Missing Migrants in the Mediterranean: Addressing the Humanitarian Crisis | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Germany - In 2015 and the first half of 2016, over 6,600 refugees and migrants drowned or went missing in the Mediterranean after their boats capsized while trying to reach Europe. The crisis is ongoing.

 

A new report: Missing Migrants in the Mediterranean: Addressing the Humanitarian Crisis, authored by the University of York, City University London and IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre in Berlin, shows that many of the bodies are never identified, and families at home face never finding out what has happened to their loved ones.

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The article is based on a new report by the ESRC-funded Mediterranean Missing project

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Want to get a good night’s sleep, kids? Turn off social media say researchers

Want to get a good night’s sleep, kids? Turn off social media say researchers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The impact of social media on young people’s lives has been highlighted by a new study from researchers at the Cardiff University-based Wales Institute of Social and Economic  Research Data (WISERD)

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The Wales Institute of Social and Economic  Research Data (WISERD) is funded by ESRC

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Brexit may put impartiality of scientific research 'in jeopardy'

Brexit may put impartiality of scientific research 'in jeopardy' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scientists have raised concerns about the increasing privatisation of academic research once the UK leaves the European Union, after it emerged two multinational pesticide manufacturers have given millions of pounds to universities.

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This article quotes Professor Joyce Tait's ESRC funded research study on the regulation of the agrochemical industry.

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UK heart disease and stroke death rates now lower than cancer

UK heart disease and stroke death rates now lower than cancer | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Heart disease deaths now lower than cancer – but obesity crisis means this may not last," the Daily Mirror reports. A major review of European trends in cardiovascular disease deaths found that UK cancer deaths overtook cardiovascular deaths in 2014.

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This article refers to disease prevelance data from ESRC funded European Social Survey.

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Business has a key role to play in helping the next generation acquire the skills required to meet future challenges

Business has a key role to play in helping the next generation acquire the skills required to meet future challenges | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Uncertainty has become a depressingly familiar word in the Scottish business world in recent times. Never before has the country witnessed such unpredictable political change, while simultaneously facing the threat of one of our most important industries – oil and gas – suffering a crisis that risks its long-term viability.

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Recent research from the Centre for Economic Performance, which is funded by ESRC, was quoted in this article.

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Domestic violence significantly impacts on children's health outcomes, says new study

Domestic violence significantly impacts on children's health outcomes, says new study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Growing up in a family in which the mother is victim of domestic violence has negative effects on a child's health, according to a new study from academics at City University London.

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This article refers to research findings from the ESRC funded Millenium Cohort Study

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How Welsh is your surname? Find out where your name is most popular

How Welsh is your surname? Find out where your name is most popular | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

How popular is your name in Wales compared to in the rest of Britain?

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The article highlights a project funded by the ESRC.

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How did your working life change after childbirth?

How did your working life change after childbirth? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
New research shows women still earn 18% less than men – with the disparity widening markedly after having children. Share your experiences
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The gap, down from 23% in 2003 and 28% in 1993, has been highlighted by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) - which is funded by the ESRC.

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The cost of motherhood to a woman's career has been revealed

The cost of motherhood to a woman's career has been revealed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Findings indicate wage gap between higher-educated men and women has not changed in almost 20 years

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The findings were compiled from research by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

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Mothers' pay lags far behind men

Mothers' pay lags far behind men | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Women who return to work after having a baby continue to earn less than men for many years afterwards, says a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The article explains research findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

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Tasers inquiry 'urgently needed' say researchers

Tasers inquiry 'urgently needed' say researchers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A robust parliamentary inquiry into the police use of Tasers is urgently needed, a leading body of rights-based agencies said, following the death of Dalian Atkinson for which two West Mercia police officers are under criminal investigation.

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Abi Dymond, an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded researcher at the University of Exeter speaks of importance of training and policies around Tasers.

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UK girls becoming more unhappy - study

UK girls becoming more unhappy - study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Girls in Britain are becoming more unhappy with some saying they feel ugly and worthless, says the Children's Society annual report.

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The report by the Children's Society uses data from the ESRC-funded longitudinal study Understanding Society

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Long wait for families to identify drowned migrants

Long wait for families to identify drowned migrants | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Human rights researchers are warning of a "devastating" lack of information for families of migrants thought to have drowned in the Mediterranean.

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The article highlights new findings from the ESRC-funded Mediterranean Missing project

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Are there 800,000 more EU migrants in the UK than we thought?

Are there 800,000 more EU migrants in the UK than we thought? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There were 2.5 million Europeans who had a tax record but only 1.7 million accounted for in official statistics, according to fresh analysis.

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Jonathan Portes, one of the research fellows for the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative, comments on new ONS figures.

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Four ways the gender pay gap isn't all it seems

Four ways the gender pay gap isn't all it seems | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

An IFS study says men still get paid more on average than women. But some have questioned if that's really what the numbers show.

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The item refers to the the recent release of the Institute for Fiscal Studies report on the gender wage gap.

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UK Data Service's curator insight, August 30, 9:31 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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Girls better than boys at school - but a lot less happy, report finds

Girls better than boys at school - but a lot less happy, report finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Nearly a quarter (25 per cent) of Welsh girls said they felt worried at school compared to just 16.5 per cent of boys.

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The Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (Wiserd) is funded by the ESRC

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Dwayne Johnson named world's top earning actor as Hollywood pay gap laid bare

Dwayne Johnson named world's top earning actor as Hollywood pay gap laid bare | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Forbes’ annual list shows former wrestler’s earnings to be almost $20m more than Jennifer Lawrence, the world’s highest-paid female actor.

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The results of a recent study, by ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies, on gender inequality in wages was referenced in this article.

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Most workers unaware how many NI years you need for full state pension

Most workers unaware how many NI years you need for full state pension | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A third of workers don't know that missing NI payments during career breaks could affect their state pension - although more than half of people take at least one year off during their lives.

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The ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies is referenced in this article regarding a study on the losses to women face to their pension after having a child.

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There are easy ways to solve the gender pay gap

There are easy ways to solve the gender pay gap | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Why do British women earn on average 18 per cent less than British men?

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Article about the recent findings published by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Paylesser France's comment, August 25, 5:10 AM
good question ? May be it's a political problem ;)
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Gender pay gap must be closed

Gender pay gap must be closed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Women are less valuable than men – it’s a fact. Now before you start wishing for the seven rings of Hell to be rained down upon me, please remember that I’m just the messenger here. Instead, I’m afraid you’ll have to vent your wrath on society at large.

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The article discusses new findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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The first step to tackling the gender pay gap is to understand it

The first step to tackling the gender pay gap is to understand it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

“If you’re a woman, you will earn less than a man.” So said Theresa May in her first statement as prime minister. She was, sadly, right.

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Comment by Director Paul Johnson on the Institute for Fiscal Studies' latest research findings.

 

IFS is funded by the ESRC.

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Find out how Brummie your surname really is

Find out how Brummie your surname really is | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Experts have devised a new heatmap which reveals just how prevalent your surname is in Birmingham and the West Midlands compared to the rest of Britain

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The research behind the Named website was funded by ESRC.

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Labour accused of 'sneaking out' a major cut to Jobs Growth Wales

Labour accused of 'sneaking out' a major cut to Jobs Growth Wales | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Welsh Government’s flagship job creation programme – Jobs Growth Wales – has quietly halved its subsidy to participating employers from 100% of young people’s wages to 50%.

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The article refers to a report co-written by the ESRC-funded Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD)

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