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Campaigns not truthful, say voters

Campaigns not truthful, say voters | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A majority of voters are not convinced they are being told the whole truth by either side in the referendum campaign, according to a new study.
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This article cites research by Professor Ailsa Henderson, of the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change in Edinburgh

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'Glass floor' protecting middle classes from social slide

'Glass floor' protecting middle classes from social slide | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Middle-class children benefit from a "glass floor" protecting them from slipping down the social scale in Britain, a study of 17,000 people concludes.
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Article cites research carried out using data from the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), which is funded by ESRC.

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The chart that shows how much debt Tories will pile onto students

The chart that shows how much debt Tories will pile onto students | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Conservatives say they’re committed to widening access in higher education and that anyone with the ability to succeed should have the opportunity to participate – regardless of their background or ability to pay.

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Article cites analysis from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Poorest graduates 'will owe £53,000' after grants cut

Poorest graduates 'will owe £53,000' after grants cut | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Institute for Fiscal Studies analysis of changes to student finance forecasts higher debts for poorer student, but savings for the government.

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Article cites analysis from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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We must rethink society to be fair to all age groups

We must rethink society to be fair to all age groups | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As the budget favours older people, young workers and families deserve the same chances

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Should we pay a minimum wage or a living income?

Should we pay a minimum wage or a living income? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Cutting tax credits and raising the minimum wage puts the onus of income on having a job - jobs which are increasingly at risk

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Foreign nationals from outside Europe are getting citizenship elsewhere before using laws to travel to the UK

Foreign nationals from outside Europe are getting citizenship elsewhere before using laws to travel to the UK | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A report has found that the number of EU passport-holders born elsewhere in the world - including Africa, Asia and South America - but now working in the UK had tripled in just a decade.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory based at the University of Oxford

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Child Tax Credits? Already Being Cut

Child Tax Credits? Already Being Cut | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The cuts have already come.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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8 Things That Make You Happier, Backed by Research

8 Things That Make You Happier, Backed by Research | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Give five hugs a day, spend time with friends and spend money on someone else, to name but three things.

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Article cites research from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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Workers earning £150k-plus face cut to pension annual allowance

Workers earning £150k-plus face cut to pension annual allowance | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The size of the annual allowance will be gradually reduced from £40k to £10k for those making £150k a year or more, it was announced in today's Budget.

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'There’s never any money left': threat of welfare cuts alarms Blackburn families

'There’s never any money left': threat of welfare cuts alarms Blackburn families | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Wednesday’s budget is expected to include sweeping cuts to child and working tax credits, leaving families dependent on them anxious about the future

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New app Global Village lets you compare yourself with other nationalities

Have you ever wondered whether all people think the same way, or whether cultural differences across the world mean people’s minds work differently? A new app, ‘Global Village: Discover Your Think...

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Artilce cites a new app Global Village, developed at Durham University and funded by the ESRC.

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ESRC 'Celebrating Impact' prize - The University of Manchester

SEED alumni Dr Jennifer Doyle has won first prize for Outstanding Early Career Impact in the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize 2015.

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Article announcing ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize winner Dr Jennifer Doyle at The University of Manchester


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Indians have now become UK’s biggest overseas born population

Indians have now become UK’s biggest overseas born population | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Data released by Office of National Statistics on Friday shows that the number of Indians living in UK is four times more than the Chinese and Americans, over three times more than those of Bangladeshi and German origin and two times more than those from Ireland.

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Just who are these Labour Party members who will be choosing the new leader?

Just who are these Labour Party members who will be choosing the new leader? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Most of the coverage of Labour’s leadership contest has focused on the candidates. But what about the people who will be choosing between Corbyn, Burnham, Cooper and Kendall? In May 2015, we surveyed 1,180 Labour Party members as part of a wider research project into party membership in the UK funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Here’s some of what we found.
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Article shares findings of ESRC-funded research conducted by Professor Tim Bale at Queen Mary University of London.

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Regulators could be responsible for next financial crash

Regulators could be responsible for next financial crash | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

LSE report warns that forcing financial institutions to forecast risk in the same way could mean they will all end up being caught unawares

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Goans driving Portuguese migration to UK

Goans driving Portuguese migration to UK | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Thousands of people have opted for Portuguese passports in recent years, using a provision in Portuguese nationality law that confers citizenship to those born in Goa, Daman and Diu before its liberation by India on December 19, 1961.

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New immigration figures prompt 'back door to Britain' fears

New immigration figures prompt 'back door to Britain' fears | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Figures show a sharp rise in immigrants who leap-frogged to Britain from their home outside the European Union via another EU state

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Majority of poor children live in working families, IFS study finds

Majority of poor children live in working families, IFS study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research says tax and benefits policies will directly increase inequality, undermining government’s ‘work your way out of poverty’ mantra

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Gloria De Piero: This is no budget for women

Gloria De Piero: This is no budget for women | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

This week, David Cameron is talking about the gender pay gap. It’s good news because for too long this is an issue the Government hasn’t been keen to confront.

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Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study

Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Improved air quality, energy efficiency and energy security, plus falling cost of renewables among extra gains of reducing global emissions.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the LSE

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World population day 2015: Britain's population fastest-growing in the EU

World population day 2015: Britain's population fastest-growing in the EU | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

UK population has grown the fastest in the EU with a total of 64.8 million people due to net migration.

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Men more likely to achieve targets if they are set goals

Men more likely to achieve targets if they are set goals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new study by the University of Leicester has revealed that men are more receptive to goals in the workplace than women.

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Article cites an ESRC-funded study by the University of Leicester

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Having children later makes parents happy

Children can be a source of delight, and then in the next moment leave their parents feeling completely exasperated. Thus, the answers to the question of whether having children leads to happiness have varied.

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French academic Thomas Piketty says Germany has failed to learn from history

French academic Thomas Piketty says Germany has failed to learn from history | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

One of the world’s most influential economists has said that German conservatives are on course to destroy Europe with their commitment to continent-wide austerity.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Macroeconomics

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Making sex add up

Making sex add up | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Sex research is notoriously problematic, not least because sex is shrouded in taboo and stigma. So it's interesting to read a book that seeks to tell “the real story about sex in modern society

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Article cites the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL)

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