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Tom Hunter publishes Scottish independence info

Tom Hunter publishes Scottish independence info | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
With just weeks to go until Scotland’s historic independence referendum, new leaflets and information booklets are being made available to help voters north of the border make up their minds.
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A new e-book has been launched, featuring contributions from leading academics who have been examining key issues in the debate.

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Phonics leads to easier, more accurate, reading, new research finds

Phonics leads to easier, more accurate, reading, new research finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Linking symbols to sounds helped adults learn to read unfamiliar scripts.

 

Learning to read through phonics leads to more accurate reading aloud and comprehension than focusing on whole words, new research reveals.

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This research was funded by the ESRC.

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Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early life

Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early life | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new research.

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The Cognitive Function and Ageing Study Wales, receives funding from the ESRC. The article also quotes Professor Bob Woods, who is director of this study.

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Ireland may have to bridge cash gap if UK leaves EU without 'paying what it owes'

Ireland may have to bridge cash gap if UK leaves EU without 'paying what it owes' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Countries like Ireland will have to stump up more cash for the EU budget if the UK leaves the bloc without paying what it allegedly owes, a UK parliamentary committee has been told.

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Professor Iain Begg is one of the senior research fellows in the ESRC funded 'The UK in a Changing Europe'

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Jobs should be redesigned to improve well-being

Jobs should be redesigned to improve well-being | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Employees should be empowered to design their own jobs according to a new study of the links between the way we work and our well-being.

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The What Works Centre for Wellbeing, mentioned in this article, receives funding from the ESRC

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Unhappy holidays: When are children happiest? When at school, research suggests

Unhappy holidays: When are children happiest? When at school, research suggests | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

English schoolchildren enjoy 13 weeks of holiday a year. To jaded office workers (and perhaps the Green Party—see article) that may sound ideal. Indeed, few children complain that they spend too much time away from exams, homework and the possibility of detention.

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This article refers to the UK Household Longitudinal Study and the Institute for Social and Economic Research, who receive funding from the ESRC.

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Can we design our jobs better than our boss?

Can we design our jobs better than our boss? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New research reveals which practical actions in the workplace are effective for improving well-being and performance - and which are not.  

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The What Works Centre for Wellbeing, funded by the ESRC, is referenced in this article and Nancy Hey their Director is quoted.

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Warwickshire's a happy and healthy place to be!

Warwickshire's a happy and healthy place to be! | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A survey has put Warwickshire within the top ten of the most equal places in the country for wellbeing. The findings have been published by an organisation that carried out research to determine how wellbeing varies within the UK. Warwickshire is placed at number five having been awarded a mean standard deviation of 1.9.

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The research was carried out by the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, who receive funding from the ESRC

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New study finds there is some great news for older mums

New study finds there is some great news for older mums | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

And as birthrates shift toward somewhat older mothers, researchers continue to look at what this means, both for mums and babies.

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This article refers to the Millennium Cohort Study, which receives funding from the ESRC

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Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp: It's time to get real about post-Brexit trade with India

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp: It's time to get real about post-Brexit trade with India | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

An oft-repeated mantra of the Westminster Brexiteers is that any trade decrease with the EU post-Brexit will be more than compensated for by increased trade with India. There is absolutely no evidence to support this viewpoint and although trade may increase it won't always be to the UK's benefit

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The Centre for Economic Performance  at the London School of Economics referenced in this article, receives funding from the ESRC.

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'Brexit was always possible' Professor reveals EU's simple mistake which led to UK exit

'Brexit was always possible' Professor reveals EU's simple mistake which led to UK exit | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A professor has insisted that Britons voted for Brexit because they do not see themselves as "European".

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Professor John Curtice is one of the senior fellows at the ESRC funded The UK in a Changing Europe.

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Working together to help pinpoint long-term solutions for housing

Working together to help pinpoint long-term solutions for housing | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Housing is a divisive and often problematic question for families, politicians and activists. Many talk of a 'crisis' but really there are multiple, connected different strands. Chronic problems that are made worse by economic crisis, asset price volatility and shocks like Brexit or austerity.

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The Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) receives funding from the ESRC.

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A third of schools using money meant for poorest pupils to cover budget shortages

A third of schools using money meant for poorest pupils to cover budget shortages | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Government funding intended to help the country’s most disadvantaged children is being used to plug holes in insufficient school budgets, as schools face the most drastic cuts to spending in decades.

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This article refers to a report by the ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Children with two languages excel at school

Children with two languages excel at school | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Children who are brought up speaking two or more languages outperform their peers in English and maths by the age of seven, research has found.

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This article refers to the Millennium Cohort Study, which is funded by the ESRC.

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Funds for post-Brexit fishing study

Funds for post-Brexit fishing study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A project exploring UK fisheries policy post-Brexit has won funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The research, a collaboration between the University of Aberdeen and University of the West of Scotland (UWS), is among only 25 to be awarded the competitive funding, which is part of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

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The UK in a Changing Europe initiative is funded by the ESRC.

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So many choices – but none is easy

So many choices – but none is easy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

General elections ought to be moments for confronting difficult choices. We face more than our fair share of those at the moment, but we must not let the inevitable focus on Brexit  blind us to some of the other choices we face.

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Paul Johnson is Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Dr Chris Prosser of The British Election Study discussing the snap general election

Dr Chris Prosser of The British Election Study discussing the snap general election | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Dr Chris Prosser of The British Election Study discussing the snap general election with Sophie Law on BBC Radio Oxford.

 

Radio clips at 07:27, 07:40 and 08:06

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The British Election Study is funded by the ESRC.

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Scottish Government considers boycott on tax credits 'rape clause'

Scottish Government considers boycott on tax credits 'rape clause' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Scottish Government could instigate an informal boycott of the so-called rape clause and has called on the UK Government to 'think again'.

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This article references the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Election 2017: Why did Theresa May call a general election and what happens next?

Election 2017: Why did Theresa May call a general election and what happens next? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Theresa May has confirmed she intends to call a snap general election on 8 June, despite previously saying she would not go to the polls before 2020.

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Professor John Curtice, of the ESRC funded The UK in a Changing Europe, is quoted in this article.

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People from ethnic minorities still disadvantaged in jobs and education

People from ethnic minorities still disadvantaged in jobs and education | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

People in North Somerset from ethnic minority backgrounds face 'striking inequalities' in education, housing and employment, it has been revealed.

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Understanding the dynamics of ethnic identity and inequality in the UK (Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity) is funded by the ESRC.

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Extraordinary study proves richest children are in a class of their own

Extraordinary study proves richest children are in a class of their own | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Three cheers for the statisticians at the Department for Education. They have used the fruitless attempts of their political masters to justify new grammar schools and to distinguish 'ordinary working families' from the rest of us to achieve something rather remarkable.

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This article was written by Paul Johnson, Director of the ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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'Heartbreaking' number of children are returning from school holidays malnourished, claim teachers

'Heartbreaking' number of children are returning from school holidays malnourished, claim teachers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Four in five staff reported a rise in 'holiday hunger' - defined as children on free school meals whose families struggle to find the money to fund extra lunches.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC, is quoted in this article.

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Older people due to pass on property 'wealth mountain' worth £400 billion

Older people due to pass on property 'wealth mountain' worth £400 billion | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Housing inheritance will benefit younger generations selectively, with less than a quarter of under-45s likely to gain.

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This article references a report by the ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Who are you on social media? New research examines norms of online personas

Who are you on social media? New research examines norms of online personas | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

According to the Pew Research center, the majority of adults on the internet have more than one social networking profile on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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King's College received funding for this study from the ESRC.


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RLA to support new UK Housing Evidence Centre

RLA to support new UK Housing Evidence Centre | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new national housing research centre is being funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

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The Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence receives funding from the ESRC.

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What we need is a national social care service

What we need is a national social care service | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A centralised, free-at-the-point-of-use NHS and council-run, means-tested social care aren’t working together – and patients are paying the price.

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This article refers to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) study National standards, local risks: the geography of local authority funded social care, 2009–10 to 2015–16. The IFS receives funding from the ESRC.

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