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'Gypsies, tramps, and thieves' How the press demonised Romanians

'Gypsies, tramps, and thieves' How the press demonised Romanians | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British newspapers demonised Romanians as "gypsies, tramps and thieves" but insulted Bulgarians far less in the year preceeding the lifting of EU working restrictions.

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This article cites research by the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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Ban the baby bicker: 3 ways to child-proof your relationship

Ban the baby bicker: 3 ways to child-proof your relationship | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Michelle and Barack Obama are a great example of a couple who kept their marriage (and love for each other) alive despite the stresses and strains of being the President and First Lady, having kids, and living in the public eye.

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This research used data from the ESRC funded Millennium Cohort Study.

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The devastating effect of coalition austerity has been revealed

The devastating effect of coalition austerity has been revealed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Numbers of poverty-stricken Brits soared by 700,000 in a year, as it's revealed close to a third of the population risked serious hardship under the Conservative-led Coalition government, new figures show.

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This article cites research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Theresa May claimed her offer to EU citizens would be 'generous'. It isn't

Theresa May claimed her offer to EU citizens would be 'generous'. It isn't | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Despite the Tories' promises before the referendum, the EU is unlikely to welcome a proposal that reduces European citizens' rights in the UK

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This article was written by Professor Catherine Barnard, one of the senior fellows at the ESRC funded The UK in a Changing Europe Initiative.

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Could DUP deal give Northern Ireland enterprise the support needed?

Could DUP deal give Northern Ireland enterprise the support needed? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As the Conservative Party seals its £1 billion deal with the DUP, small businesses in Northern Ireland will want to see how local enterprise will benefit.

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This article references a report by the Enterprise Research Centre, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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The continuing urgency of the Grenfell Tower inferno

The continuing urgency of the Grenfell Tower inferno | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In the days since the fire, Grenfell Tower has been held up as a tragic symbol of the social ills facing Britain: a detached political class; nearly seven years of a government-led austerity program that has sliced through the country’s welfare state; rising socioeconomic disparities; and a hastening decline in living standards.

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Analysis by the ESRC funded Centre for Economic Performance is referenced in this article

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Are your kids watching enough TV? Research shows it could be good for them

Are your kids watching enough TV? Research shows it could be good for them | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

While more than three hours a day can damage children, experts say actively watching television could improve communication skills.

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This study used research from the ESRC funded Millennium Cohort Study.

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Banks are planning to move 9,000 jobs from Britain to mainland Europe

Banks are planning to move 9,000 jobs from Britain to mainland Europe | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The largest global banks in London plan to move about 9,000 jobs to the continent in the next two years, public statements and information from sources shows, as the exodus of finance jobs starts to take shape.  

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies, referenced in this article, receives funding from the ESRC.

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Foreign aid BOMBSHELL: UK's annual budget 'to soar by extra £1billion in next four years'

Foreign aid BOMBSHELL: UK's annual budget 'to soar by extra £1billion in next four years' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britain's bloated annual foreign aid budget is set to soar by an extra £1 billion over the next four years, financial experts said last night.

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This article quotes Sonya Krutikova, an author of the report and director of the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The IFS receives funding from the ESRC.

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Property feeds the roots of inequality in Britain. Inheritance will entrench it

Property feeds the roots of inequality in Britain. Inheritance will entrench it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

What did our grandparents leave us? That will depend on who they were and what they possessed, but in my case, not untypical of my generation, it wasn’t very much.

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This article refers to a study undertaken by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Seven reasons it helps to have rich parents

Seven reasons it helps to have rich parents | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

How wealthy your parents are is likely to matter more for young adults than it did for older generations.

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This article uses data provided by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight, study finds

Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight, a study by Ohio State University has found.

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This article refers to the Millennium Cohort Study, one of the studies undertaken by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Move over, Oxytocin: other chemicals also shape social lives

Move over, Oxytocin: other chemicals also shape social lives | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Two chemicals in the brain play a major role how people interact with one another, endorphins and dopamine, a new study finds.

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Professor Robin Dunbar, who received ESRC funding for his research 'Darwins medicine: evolutionary psychology and its applications', is quoted in this article.

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University studies or taking leadership roles 'helps prevent dementia'

University studies or taking leadership roles 'helps prevent dementia' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The study of 2,315 mentally fit over 65s at the University of Exeter found those who challenged their brain in early or mid life were more resilient to changes resulting from age or illness.

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Cognitive Function and Ageing Study Wales (CFAS-Wales) is funded by the ESRC.

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Dozens of schools threaten to cut lessons short owing to budget cuts

Dozens of schools threaten to cut lessons short owing to budget cuts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Headteachers claimed they may have no choice but to close early on one or more days to cut down on staffing costs amid a budget squeeze. Danemill in Leicestershire was the first to make the move.

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

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Who in Europe drinks the most?

Who in Europe drinks the most? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

How much do you drink in the course of a week? Where you live, and the alcohol culture of that country, will colour your response.

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This survey is part of the European Social Survey, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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External financing - should SMEs take the leap?

External financing - should SMEs take the leap? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK’s rapidly expanding small business sector is something of a sleeping giant, with young companies in need of better access to finance to kick-start their growth.

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The Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) co-producers of the report Unlocking UK Productivity, mentioned in this article, receive funding from the ESRC.

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Two in five employees have experienced workplace bias - HR News

Two in five employees have experienced workplace bias - HR News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

39% of workers admit that they have experienced a form of bias in the workplace or when applying for a job, according to research released today by Badenoch & Clark, part of The Adecco Group UK and Ireland.

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James Nazroo, Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester and Director of the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity is quoted in this article.

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Emmanuel Macron: Academic blasts 'liberal hysteria' and warns of Marine Le Pen resurgence

Emmanuel Macron: Academic blasts 'liberal hysteria' and warns of Marine Le Pen resurgence | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

An expert on European politics has blasted the 'liberal hysteria' surrounding the election of centrist Emmanuel Macron in France.

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Professor Anand Menon is Director of the UK in a Changing Europe, an ESRC funded research initiative.

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More Britons are now not religious than Christian

More Britons are now not religious than Christian | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

More Britons say they have no religion than profess to be Christian, according to a new report. According to the British Social Attitudes Survey and the European Social Survey, the "major factor" in the development is that people who are brought up to be religious are losing their faith. More than two-thirds of non-religious people were raised as Christians or in another faith.

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The European Social Survey receives funding from the ESRC.

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Imperial College Business School Professor wins international award

Imperial College Business School Professor wins international award | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Professor Carol Propper from Imperial College Business School has received a prestigious award for her work examining reform in health economics.

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Professor Carol Propper has been Co-Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, Co-Director and Director of the Centre for Market and Public Organisation, and Chair of the ESRC Research Grants Board. 

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Effective autism diagnosis could benefit from studying sleep patterns: experts believe

Effective autism diagnosis could benefit from studying sleep patterns: experts believe | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Four months after AutisMag reported on the effects of Autism on Sleep deprivation, researchers have now reverse engineered the "correlation" (sleep issues) to diagnose the "causation" (ASD). In this report, we discover how some researchers believe that studying sleep patterns could, in reality, help in better Autism diagnosis.

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SLAM Lab is working on a project called SleepSmart and has been awarded funding from the ESRC.

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Uni work on mental health

Uni work on mental health | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Children in the care system - who are more likely to have mental health difficulties than others in the wider population - are not more at risk due to being in care.

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Article cites Professor NIna Biehal and her ESRC-funded research at the University of York

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Hospital waiting lists 'will rise above 5 million' as targets slide

Hospital waiting lists 'will rise above 5 million' as targets slide | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Relaxation of 18-week target could mean twice as many people waiting longer for non-essential operations.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC.

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Britain heading for a 'diplomatic bust-up' as EU 'does not want Brexit to run smoothly'

Britain heading for a 'diplomatic bust-up' as EU 'does not want Brexit to run smoothly' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britain should prepare for a serious diplomatic bust-up with Brussels during the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, a top professor warned.

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Professor Matthew Goodwin is a senior research fellow at the ESRC funded 'The UK in a Changing Europe' initiative.

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Combating neglected tropical diseases: more than just drugs and vaccines

Combating neglected tropical diseases: more than just drugs and vaccines | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Neglected tropical diseases have been in the news this week. A big meeting at the World Health Organisation in Geneva has resulted in big pledges from the UK aid progamme and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to banish the scourge affecting around a billion people worldwide.

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The Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa work was supported by ESPA (Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation) programme receives funding from the ESRC.

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