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Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of postnatal depression

Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of postnatal depression | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A study has shown that women who breastfed their babies were at significantly lower risk of postnatal depression than those who did not.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded project researching the effects on breastfeeding, which used data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)

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10 Year Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Energy Economics given to Lord Nicholas Stern

10 Year Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Energy Economics given to Lord Nicholas Stern | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy wins Energy Economics Prize from the British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE) for the greatest contribution  to British energy economics over the last ten years.

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Lord Stern, Chair of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, is also Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. Listen to his acceptance speech here.

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Scottish 'yes' vote to lead to mortgage rate hikes

Scottish 'yes' vote to lead to mortgage rate hikes | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The research department of estate agents, Strutt & Parker, has looked into what will happen to the Scottish housing and rural markets if the electorate in Scotland votes for independence on 18th September.
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The article quotes estimates from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, which receives ESRC funding.

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An 'NHS Tax' is not the answer

The Institute for Fiscal Studies suggest that in real terms NHS spending per head of population may fall 10% this decade, and when age weighted it might be even more extreme.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC.

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How’s the government doing on child poverty?

How’s the government doing on child poverty? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It was questions to the Chancellor this afternoon, and it soon became apparent the Conservative Party has a new line to take on child poverty:

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The article cites forecasts from the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Politically speaking with Ed Balls MP

Politically speaking with Ed Balls MP | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, those born in the mid-1980s have lower incomes than those born just five or 10 years earlier at the same age. 

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Ed Balls MP references findings of the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Austerity, past, present and yet to come: the OBR’s outlook for the public finances

Austerity, past, present and yet to come: the OBR’s outlook for the public finances | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"The Office for Budgetary Responsibility (OBR) working paper No. 7 ‘Crisis and consolidation in the public finances’ has unsurprisingly generated a good deal of commentary on spending ahead of the crisis, and the outlook for the public finances into the future. The document serves as a stark reminder about the nature and scale of austerity policies in the past and yet to come. A good deal of the story can be told through three of the OBR charts."

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The article mentions the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Why our ageing population needs immigration

Why our ageing population needs immigration | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The debate, and sometimes slanging match, over the touchy topic of immigration often centres on the tired old argument of 'foreigners taking our jobs', but what's often overlooked is just how much immigration contributes economically to the UK.

The figures for just how vital foreign workers are to the UK were laid bare by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

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NIESR receives funding from the ESRC.

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The tax-free recovery

The tax-free recovery | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

BRITAIN’S economy is roaring along. The IMF thinks it will outpace that of every G7 country in 2014. 

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Artilce cites the ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Scotland's vote on independence: What you need to know

Scotland's vote on independence: What you need to know | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scots go to the polls Thursday to vote on the future of their country. Here's what you need to know about the landmark referendum.

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Article cites the ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Scotland: The World's First Referendum on Inequality?

Scotland: The World's First Referendum on Inequality? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

What the independence campaign has in common with Occupy Wall Street

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Helping carers of brain injury patients

A unique online resource has been launched for family members and others involved in the care of people with severe forms of brain injury.

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Article cites the findings from the ESRC funded project at Cardiff Univeristy

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Yes vote in Scotland won't revive North East regional assembly says MP

Yes vote in Scotland won't revive North East regional assembly says MP | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
There will be no return to a regional assembly if Scotland returns a no-vote at the referendum, a Labour MP has said
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The article quotes Dr Angus Armstrong of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and Fellow of the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme.

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Soctland referendum: Chief counting officer on annuncing result

Soctland referendum: Chief counting officer on annuncing result | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The referendum is likely to attract the highest voter turnout in Scotland's history.

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Interview with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland Fellow, Paul Cairney.

Interview first aired 17 September 2014

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It's vital to get young voters into the polling booth

It's vital to get young voters into the polling booth | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
John Ryley: Surveys suggest only one in person in eight under 25 is certain to vote next May. It's time to take action
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The article discusses findings from European Social Survey data. The ESRC provided funding for the European Social Survey.

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Ukip support keeps evolving since European polls

Later this month, Ukip will descend on the northern Labour-held town of Doncaster to hold its annual conference. The party has good cause to celebrate. Since its last conference in 2013, at which Nigel Farage was overshadowed by Godfrey Bloom, Ukip has made a serious advance.

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The article references the British Election Study, which received funding from the ESRC.

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Researchers examine feelings and health of old people in societies

People aged 70 and over who identify themselves as 'old' feel worse about their own health in societies where they perceive they have lower value than younger age groups.
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The article discusses findings from European Social Survey data. The ESRC provided funding for the European Social Survey.

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White Working Class Children

Commenting on the Government’s response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2014–2015, Underachievement in Education by White Working Class Children, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers.

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The comments cite research from the ESRC-funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies, including work from ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize winner John Jerrim..

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We know the population is ageing – now we must embrace the challenge

We know the population is ageing – now we must embrace the challenge | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With numbers of people aged 75 and over expected to double by 2040, society needs to adapt quickly, writes Jane Falkingham

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Article written by Jane Falkingham, Director of ESRC-funded Centre for Population Change

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Gordon Brown roars into life: On the eve of historic vote, ex-PM gives the speech of the campaign so why wasn't he in charge of the No campaign from the beginning?

Gordon Brown roars into life: On the eve of historic vote, ex-PM gives the speech of the campaign so why wasn't he in charge of the No campaign from the beginning? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The former Prime Minister tore into Alex Salmond, insisting Scotland does not belong to him or any other politician, declaring: 'Scotland belongs to all of us.'

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Article cites the ESRC funded Institue for Fiscal Studies

Article originally published 18 September 2014

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Scottish independence: Why Catalonia, Flanders and Venice will be watching

Scottish independence: Why Catalonia, Flanders and Venice will be watching | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In less than a month, Scotland will decide whether or not it wants independence. But will the referendum have an impact across Europe? Metro looks at the other states who want their own rule.

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Article cites the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change

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Today programme, Discusses Independant Scotland, BBC Radio 4

Today programme, Discusses Independant Scotland, BBC Radio 4 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Morning news and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.

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Programme discusses financial options in an independent Scotland, featuring ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland fellow Dr Angus Armstrong, starting at 18:40 and concluding at 24:00

Programme originally aired 26 August 2014

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Scottish Independence BBC Radio 2

Scottish Independence BBC Radio 2 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Jeremy Vine explores what Scottish Independence would mean to the EU.

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First half of the programme interviews Michael Keating and John Curtice from the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland

First broadcast 09 September 2014 on BBC Radio 2

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Nationalists’ plan for Scottish welfare state will cost £750m extra per year

Nationalists’ plan for Scottish welfare state will cost £750m extra per year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
SNP plans for a separate Scottish welfare state could cost taxpayers £750million extra in the first year of independence alone.
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European poll shows democracy still needs a bit of work

European poll shows democracy still needs a bit of work | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Every year, the UN celebrates its International Day of Democracy, even if it often feels like there is little to smile about on this front. Research to be presented at the Italian parliament to mark the occasion shows that while Europeans across the continent share a powerful faith in democracy, they think their countries are lacking some of its most fundamental components.

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The article discusses research by the European Social Survey, which received ESRC funding.

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Older workers to learn how much 'flat-rate' state pension they'll get

Older workers to learn how much 'flat-rate' state pension they'll get | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The statements will give an important indication as to whether workers need to act to top up their contributions.
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In Scotland, as elsewhere, people must take responsibility for their decisions

In Scotland, as elsewhere, people must take responsibility for their decisions | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Information has been plentiful on the Scottish independence referendum - yet the public still wants incompatibles such as better services without having to pay more tax.

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Article cites the ESRC's Future of the UK and Scotland programme

Artilce published 16 September 2014

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