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Industrial revival or sweatshop UK?

Industrial revival or sweatshop UK? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

UK manufacturing costs now rival those in Eastern Europe, but low-paid workers may not join the celebrations

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Article cites The Migration Observatory, which is part funded by the ESRC

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Revealed: The 89p meals that shame NHS hospitals

Revealed: The 89p meals that shame NHS hospitals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Scottish Government’s own figures show the NHS cut its food and drink budget from £32.6 million to £29.7 million last year.
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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How exercise helps your kids at school

How exercise helps your kids at school | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Children who do more physical activity are likely to improve their health and it might also help them improve their school grades.

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The author of this article, Josie Booth, receives funding from the ESRC. Josie is a lecturer for the School of Psychology at the University of Dundee.

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Mixed prospects for bilingual pupils

Mixed prospects for bilingual pupils | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Primary school children from English speaking homes who attend Welsh only schools are less likely to be top performers in maths, science and English than English-medium pupils

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The article cites Dr Mirain Rhys from the ESRC-funded Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD).

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NHS: Where will the money come from?

NHS: Where will the money come from? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The new boss of NHS England is calling for an extra £8bn to be spent on the health service each year in the same week as figures confirmed that the amount the country is borrowing is rising again.

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Low pay is breaking Britain’s public finances: the evidence can’t be denied

Low pay is breaking Britain’s public finances: the evidence can’t be denied | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Permanent low pay threatens to overtake us, with the Treasury, hit by lower tax receipts, facing an ever-rising benefits bill

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The article cites Steve Machin, research director at the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance.

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X Factor over evidence: the failure of early years education

X Factor over evidence: the failure of early years education | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As free nursery places for three year olds fail to deliver lasting educational benefits, Dr Jo Blanden argues we need to see a sensible approach to early years policy.

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Article cites findings from ESRC's Secondary Data Analysis Initiative

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What the future holds for Cornwall to be explored by citizen panel

A citizen manifesto will be at the heart of a unique opportunity for Cornish people to take direct action and decide on a list of priorities for the county. 

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£66,000 for every mum lured back into work: Huge cost of childcare subsidy 

£66,000 for every mum lured back into work: Huge cost of childcare subsidy  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It said the price of extra free nursery places for three-year-olds under the part-time pre-school places scheme will be £800 million this year.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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Britain has every right to challenge the EU's rules

Britain has every right to challenge the EU's rules | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Europe has changed beyond recognition from the organisation that Britain signed up to

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

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Families urged to find Peak science answers

Discover what makes the Peak District National Park a special place at two fun science events this autumn.

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Internet trolls will not be deterred by long prison sentences, Mary Beard warns

Internet trolls will not be deterred by long prison sentences, Mary Beard warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
TV historian who was abused by Twitter trolls says that sentences will not stop abuse as other high profile victims react to new sentences for the crime
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The article cites Dr Claire Hardaker, a project leader at the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), at Lancaster University

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Internet trolls face up to two years in jail under new laws

Internet trolls face up to two years in jail under new laws | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said.

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The BBC News programme features an interview with Dr Claire Hardaker, a project leader at the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), at Lancaster University. Feature at 7 minutes 57 seconds - 10 minutes 11 seconds.

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Dundee’s ‘shocking’ child poverty disparity

A new report has revealed “shocking” disparity in levels of child poverty across Dundee.

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The melting pot: Britons’ views on immigration are a perplexing blend of myth and reality

The melting pot: Britons’ views on immigration are a perplexing blend of myth and reality | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A look at the differing and often conflicting British views on immigration.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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Inheritances don't add to wealth gap between rich and poor households

Inheritances don't add to wealth gap between rich and poor households | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Inheritances have less of an impact because they make up a lower proportion of a household or individuals entire wealth research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found.
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The article cites a report 'Inheritances have not increased wealth inequality among older householdsby the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Why has the Wales NHS row erupted?

Why has the Wales NHS row erupted? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In the wake of the row over the NHS in Wales over the past week, BBC Wales political editor Nick Servini explains what it is all about.

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The article cites data from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Minister set to offer further £2 million of grants in bid to make Britain female employment capital of Europe 

Minister set to offer further £2 million of grants in bid to make Britain female employment capital of Europe  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Almost half a million women are expected to enter the labour market by the start of 2016 – largely thanks to government tax breaks.
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How to get funding for your arts and humanities postgrad

How to get funding for your arts and humanities postgrad | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With no national loan scheme for postgrads, aspiring master’s and PhD students must reach out to other funding sources

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Expectant parents wanted for new Cambridge study into children's development

Expectant parents are needed to take part in an unique study of how fathers and mothers contribute to their child's early development. 

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Article cites the ESRC-funded New Fathers and Mothers Study at The University of Cambridge's Centre for Family Research.

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Why we deserve legal rights, too - warts and all

Why we deserve legal rights, too - warts and all | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A family judge calling for a fairer deal for unmarried partners is evidence that the law is catching up with social change

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Understanding Society study

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Two new Academy of Social Sciences Fellows

Two new Academy of Social Sciences Fellows | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It was announced this week that two Oxford academics have received Academy of Social Sciences Fellowship status. They are Craig Jeffrey, and Louise Fitzgerald.

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Article announces ESRC-funded Professor Craig Jeffrey receiving the Acadamy of Social Sciences Fellowship status.

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Mansion tax can be deferred if you earn less than £42,000

Mansion tax can be deferred if you earn less than £42,000 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The pledge comes amid a growing revolt among Labour MPs about the impact of the tax on people who have low incomes but find themselves living in properties which have soared in value.

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SME bosses exaggerating maternity fears, study finds

SME bosses exaggerating maternity fears, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Small-business owners should provide effective maternity protections to enhance staff satisfaction and commitment, a new study has revealed.

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Could Crowd-Sourced Policing Turn Us Into Vigilantes?

Could Crowd-Sourced Policing Turn Us Into Vigilantes? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

...does the murder mystery phenomenon reveal the presence of a secret army of “bedroom detectives” – willing volunteers who can help police agencies with their ever increasing task of maintaining order and enforcing the law

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The author of this article, Professor David S. Wall, from Durham University, receives funding from the ESRC.

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Internet trolls face longer sentences

Internet trolls face longer sentences | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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The article cites Dr Claire Hardaker, a project leader at the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), at Lancaster University

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