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Poverty blights elite education path

Poverty blights elite education path | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A child's background can be a bigger deciding factor than their academic ability in how likely they are to get into top universities, says research.
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After the Pakistan school attack, we need to talk about Islam

After the Pakistan school attack, we need to talk about Islam | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Pretending that Islamist extremism has nothing to do with Islam simply plays into the radicals' hands: it is time to discuss religious reform

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society published by the Institute for Social and Economic Research

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Why is everyone so busy?

Why is everyone so busy? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The predictions sounded like promises: in the future, working hours would be short and vacations long. “Our grandchildren”, reckoned John Maynard Keynes in 1930, would work around "three hours a day" - and probably only by choice.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Time Use Research

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BBC Radio Lancashire - Googles most popular search terms 2014

Radio programme inlcuding interview regarding googles most popular search terms for 2014..

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Programme interviews Dr Claire Hardaker from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), based at Lancaster University, about Googles most popular search terms of 2014.

Interview starts at 02:51:15 and concludes at 02:54:40

Programme originally aired 16/12/2014

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The danger of ideology-based newspaper coverage of climate change

A warning against the publication of columns promoting climate change denial.

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Artilce written by Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director a the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP)

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Young, British and Self-Harming: Why Are So Many Kids Hospitalising Themselves?

Young, British and Self-Harming: Why Are So Many Kids Hospitalising Themselves? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The government has yet another shameful mental health problem on its hands.

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Article cites the ESRC study 'How mental illness loses out in the NHS' published by the ESRC Centre for Economic Performance's Mental Health Policy Group 

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Benefits cap NOT helping poor find jobs

Benefits cap NOT helping poor find jobs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found the “large majority” of those hit by the welfare clampdown had failed to find a job or been able to move to a cheaper house

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Benefits cap getting 'more to work'

Benefits cap getting 'more to work' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The government's cap on benefits is providing an incentive for people to find work, new research has suggested.

Studies for the Department for Work and Pensions found those affected by the cap were 41% more likely to get a job than people who were unaffected.


Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said the benefits cap was "changing attitudes and behaviour".


But the Institute for Fiscal Studies said savings from the cap were "small".

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Maternity burden on small business overstated

Maternity burden on small business overstated | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Small business owners over-estimate the burden of providing maternity protection to their staff.

 

The review, led by Middlesex University Professor of Organizational Psychology Suzan Lewis, suggests that effective maternity protection has a positive effect rather than negative on SMEs and can have a range of positive productivity related outcomes for firms, as well as wider social benefits.

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Article quotes Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) Research Associate Dr Bianca Stumbitz. CEEDR is funded by the ESRC.

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Male charity staff are happier than their counterparts in other sectors, says study

Male charity staff are happier than their counterparts in other sectors, says study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A paper by Daiga Kamerade of the Third Sector Research Centre and Stephen McKay of Lincoln University says the sector has a wellbeing premium, but it is not evenly distributed between the genders

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The article was jointly written by Daiga Kamerade of the ESRC-funded Centre for Third Sector Research and Stephen McKay of Lincoln University.

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Ed Miliband makes election pledge to tackle the country’s deficit

Leader says that if Labour wins the election it will cut deficit every year while securing the future of the NHS

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Poor commuters needs some real alternatives

Poor commuters needs some  real alternatives | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There is a definite sense this winter of Oxfordshire drowning under an unstoppable tide of cars. Roads 10 miles in any direction from the city are gridlocked, and the ringroad reduced by roadworks to desperate hour-long queues.

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Once you have been poor, you always fear it. Austerity will only create more hungry children

Once you have been poor, you always fear it. Austerity will only create more hungry children | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Tories have sanctioned cruelty in the name of competence – it should be easy to challenge them, but Labour is just standing by

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Science and health news hype: where does it come from?

Science and health news hype: where does it come from? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Our research shows that most exaggeration in health-related science news is already present in the press releases issued by universities. As alarming as this is, it creates an opportunity to foster more accurate journalism

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Research is funded by the ESRC under the ESRC Transformative Research call

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Some of Britain's traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal

Some of Britain's traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Long-standing festive treats, such as sherry and brandy, are declining in popularity, according to the research by a joint team from Cambridge University Press and Lancaster University.

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Article cites research from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

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The persistent appeal of grammar schools

The persistent appeal of grammar schools | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

What's behind the undying fascination with grammar schools? Four decades after almost all of them disappeared in England, there are still appeals for their return.

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The Tories’ plan for poor people: stop them breeding

The Tories’ plan for poor people: stop them breeding | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Iain Duncan Smith’s call for ‘behavioural change’ revives an old party trope of sneering at the lower orders

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2014: the highs and lows in public services

2014: the highs and lows in public services | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The raised profile of mental health, Simon Stevens’ Five Year Forward View for the NHS and the drive to empower city regions have all been positive, but we still face cuts ‘on a colossal scale’

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BBC Radio 5 live - Benefits cap getting more to work

BBC Radio 5 live - Benefits cap getting more to work | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Beneifits cap getting more to work.

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Programme cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

Starts at 01:02:38 and concludes at 01:02:58

Programme first aired 15/12/2014


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Champagne and gin replace sherry and brandy as our favourite Christmas tipples 

Champagne and gin replace sherry and brandy as our favourite Christmas tipples  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers analysed conversations of today and compared them with those of the 1990s, to reveal how our food and drink preferences have changed and found we would rather have a bottle of bubbly.

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Yes, we can reshape the state – if corporations pay more tax

Yes, we can reshape the state – if corporations pay more tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Will Hutton: Even 10 years ago companies were contributing around £20bn more to the UK exchequer than they are now
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A little help

A little help | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Part-funding for postgraduates seeks to balance support with incentives.

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Masculine features support 'extreme male brain' theory of autism spectrum disorder

Recent research from Bangor University has revealed a new spin to a long-standing theory of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).
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The article cites Naomi Scott who completed this research as part of her ESRC-funded PhD.

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Outrage as taxpayer-funded economist claims Britain has 'masses of room' for more migrants

A taxpayer funded economist has provoked outrage after he told MPs Britain has “masses of room” for more immigrants.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory based at Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford

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Questions remain over postgraduate loan figures

Questions remain over postgraduate loan figures | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Uncertainty over how many students will apply for the loans and how much the scheme will cost

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Doctorate with a difference

Doctorate with a difference | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As centres for doctoral training spring up across the country, the PhD as we know it is undergoing a transformation.

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Article includes information regarding ESRC's Doctoral Training Centres

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