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Why does the teenage brain need more sleep?

Why does the teenage brain need more sleep? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Throughout our lives we experience changes in sleep patterns and in the amount of sleep we need. While babies sleep between 16 and 18 hours per day, this is reduced to approximately seven to eight hours…

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Author Michelle Miller has received funding from the ESRC


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Hard Brexit means retiring later, Britons warned

Hard Brexit means retiring later, Britons warned | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Drastic cuts to migration will skew the ratio of working-age people to pensioners, delaying pension payments, modelling for the Guardian shows
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Carl Emmerson, the deputy director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies, warned that an economic downturn caused by Brexit could mean extending older people’s working lives.

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Just an hour a day on social media can affect kids' happiness

Just an hour a day on social media can affect kids' happiness | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new study finds that children and teens who spend more time on social media feel worse about their lives.


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Budget ‘rabbits’ a symptom of flawed policymaking, says report

Budget ‘rabbits’ a symptom of flawed policymaking, says report | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A proliferation of poorly-scrutinised tax changes leads to confusion, costly errors and embarrassing U-turns, according to the study by the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Institute for Government.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies is funded by the ESRC.

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What a TV mixup can teach us about preventing fatal accidents

What a TV mixup can teach us about preventing fatal accidents | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Complex systems, from TV shows to hospitals, have plenty of checks and procedures, so why do things still go wrong?
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Co-author Todd Landman receives funding from the Economic and Social Research Council. He is affiliated with the Royal Society of Arts and the Magic Circle.

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Oxford academics warning of Brexit 'disaster' 

Oxford academics warning of Brexit 'disaster'  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A "hard Brexit" would be the "biggest disaster" to have hit the UK's universities for many years, a university head told MPs.

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Article cites ESRC Senior Research Fellow, Professor Catherine Barnard

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Adult children expect to receive gifts to parents back as inheritance 

Adult children expect to receive gifts to parents back as inheritance  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Grown-up children's willingness to share their wealth with their parents depends heavily on how much they hope they will ultimately get back, researchers discovered.

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Findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies are cited in the article

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Why Liverpool beats London as the top UK city to find a job

Why Liverpool beats London as the top UK city to find a job | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In terms of cost of living, doing business, and finding a job, Liverpool wins out against the capital. Here's why.

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Figures in the article were compiled by the ESRC-funded Enterprise Research Centre

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A bad Brexit could be game-changer for independence, believes Curtice

A bad Brexit could be game-changer for independence, believes Curtice | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of Alex Salmond naming the date for Scotland’s first independence referendum, our top polling expert has suggested a disastrous Brexit outcome offers the best chance of victory second time around.

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Professor John Curtice is a Senior Fellow of the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

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Rising inheritances will deliver biggest benefit for those already well off

Younger generations are likely to inherit much more wealth than their predecessors did, both in absolute terms and relative to their other sources of wealth.

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The research referenced in this article was undertaken by the ESRC-funded Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy. You can find out more on the Inheritances and inequality across and within generations via the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Young to inherit more but in less equal amounts, says IFS

Young to inherit more but in less equal amounts, says IFS | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Younger generations will inherit much more money than their predecessors - but the amounts they get will be very unequal, according to new research.
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Economists dispute claim that Brexit could create 400,000 jobs

Economists dispute claim that Brexit could create 400,000 jobs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Change Britain’s claim about benefits of post-Brexit free trade deals are based on ‘entirely fictional statistics’, one expert says
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Jonathan Portes, professor of economics and senior fellow from the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe programme, called the report’s figures “entirely fictional statistics” and said they did not take into account possible risks of leaving the customs union.

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More public holidays would boost national wellbeing: new expert survey

More public holidays would boost national wellbeing: new expert survey | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

On average, people are happier during festive seasons like Christmas and New Year celebrations. What’s more, increasing the number of mandatory public holidays would improve a country’s overall wellbeing.  

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These are findings of a new survey from leading researchers at the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance on wellbeing from around the world.

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Brexit will be the biggest challenge to the two-party system

Brexit will be the biggest challenge to the two-party system | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Both Ukip and the Liberal Democrats could thrive through their unambiguous positions.

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The article cites research from the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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What to expect from Theresa May's big Brexit speech

What to expect from Theresa May's big Brexit speech | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister’s speech this Tuesday has been trailed as her opportunity to set out her “Brexit plan” – her negotiating priorities in advance of the Supreme Court ruling on the requirement for Parliamentary approval of Article 50 notification, expected before the end of the month.
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Authors Anand Menon and Jonathan Portes are from the UK in a Changing Europe initiative. 

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Men's income inequality has risen significantly in last 20 years

Men's income inequality has risen significantly in last 20 years | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Institute for Fiscal Studies found the opposite was true of women's pay.
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies is funded by the ESRC.

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Why some children are more likely to go back into care than others

Why some children are more likely to go back into care than others | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Once a child has left care, their characteristics, the stability of their placement and how they left it influence their chances of re-entering the system.
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Author Louise McGrath-Lone receives funding from the ESRC (grant reference number ES/L007517/1) which established the Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E).

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Number of men working part-time in low paid jobs has quadrupled in 20 years

Number of men working part-time in low paid jobs has quadrupled in 20 years | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Shocking figures revealed by a study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows a 20 year trend of wage decline for men across the age spectrum.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC

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Martin McGuinness resignation could return Northern Ireland to direct rule

Martin McGuinness resignation could return Northern Ireland to direct rule | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A political scandal has laid bare the irreconcilable differences between to two main parties in the power-sharing agreement.
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Co-author John Garry receives funding from the ESRC and is the Principal Investigator on the Northern Ireland Assembly Election Study 2016 project.

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Young people are living in fear of the future says shock report

Young people are living in fear of the future says shock report | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

One in seven even felt their life would amount to nothing. Professor Louise ­Arseneault, at King’s College London, believes the report shows a “big shift” in attitudes.

“What is worrying is that these things are found in this younger group of people. Now the younger generation, instead of having dreams of making things different, actually feel very gloomy about the future.”

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Professor Louise ­Arseneault, is the ESRC mental health leadership fellow.

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'A great black book': how to exploit contacts for global success

'A great black book':  how to exploit contacts for global success | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
An eye for opportunity and an appetite for risk puts serial entrepreneurs at an advantage in new markets, what can their approach teach first-time founders?
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This article quotes Professor Mark Hart, Deputy Director of the ESRC-funded Enterprise Research Centre.

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Screen time guidelines need to be built on evidence, not hype

Screen time guidelines need to be built on evidence, not hype | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There is an important debate to be had about screen time, but we need quality research and evidence to support it.

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ESRC-funded academics - including Professor Caroline Rowland Co-director, ESRC LuCiD centre, department of psychological sciences, University of Liverpool and Dr Mairéad MacSweeney Director of the deafness, cognition and language research centre, UCL - write this open letter to the Guardian.

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Q&A: Scotland's 2017 council elections

Q&A: Scotland's 2017 council elections | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scotland goes to the polls for council elections in May 2017. What is likely to happen, and how might it affect local government?

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Professor John Curtice is a  Senior Fellow of the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative

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Farming industry's voice not loud enough in Brexit negotiations

Farming industry's voice not loud enough in Brexit negotiations | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The farming industry is at risk of not making its voice loud enough during Brexit negotiations, according to a leading academic.

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Professor Michael Keating of the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe said the agricultural sector would be competing for future support in a “very tight situation” with public finances and the industry no longer held the same political weight it once had.

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Deaf researcher improving the lives of Deaf people with dementia

Deaf researcher improving the lives of Deaf people with dementia | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The first Deaf sign language user in the world to interview Deaf people living with dementia about their care and support experiences and needs has graduated with a PhD from The University of Manchester.

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This is part of the ESRC NIHR-funded ‘Neighbourhoods and Dementia’ study, for which a team of experts are exploring, investigating and evaluating the role of neighbourhoods in the everyday lives of people with dementia and their families.

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Could quitting the customs union bring 400k jobs to the UK?

Could quitting the customs union bring 400k jobs to the UK? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Quitting the customs union could generate almost 400,000 jobs in the UK thanks to new free trade deals, a pro-Brexit campaign group has claimed.

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The article quotes Jonathan Portes, senior fellow of the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative

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