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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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Newcastle University launches study into women's holiday romances

Newcastle University launches study into women's holiday romances | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Students at Newcastle University are looking for women from the region who have fallen for a local man while overseas
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Understanding Women’s Holiday Relationships study.

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Welfare reforms to hit lone parents

Welfare reforms to hit lone parents | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Lone parents with young children stand to lose more than £1,800 a year under the UK Government
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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University.

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Lib Dems say they would block Labour from cutting tuition fees in any future coalition

Lib Dems say they would block Labour from cutting tuition fees in any future coalition | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Liberal Democrats would block Labour from cutting university tuition fees to £6,000 if the parties went into coalition after the next election, a senior party figure has indicated.
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The prime minister puts his faith in the grey vote. Now Labour has to mobilise the young

The prime minister puts his faith in the grey vote. Now Labour has to mobilise the young | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ed Miliband is entering the great generation war. Earlier this week David Cameron made his pledge never to touch a penny of pensioners’ perks, be they as rich as a duke, shamelessly bribing grey voters. Miliband replies with a pledge to the young.

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New findings show stark inequalities in aging as government encourages us to work longer

Changes in pension and employment policies are making it increasingly necessary for older people in the UK to work beyond the age of 65.
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This article cites data from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society.

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You need to get out more

You need to get out more | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Whether you call it ‘ecotherapy’ or just ‘going for a nice walk in the countryside’, reconnecting with the natural world makes us both healthier and happier

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Article cites data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society

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How much of a rip-off is where you live? New interactive map lets you find out

How much of a rip-off is where you live? New interactive map lets you find out | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new map has revealed the stark contrast between house prices in parts of England as Wales, as homes in London average more than £500,000 while that figure in the North-east is little over £150,000.

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Article cites findings from a report by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Doing postgrad: the cold hard facts

Doing postgrad: the cold hard facts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Take off those rose-tinted spectacles. Postgraduate study may be a wonderful thing, but how are you going to pay for it?

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There need not be a digital dark age - how to save our data for the future

There need not be a digital dark age - how to save our data for the future | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

“The internet is forever.” So goes a saying regarding the impossibility of removing material – such as stolen photographs – permanently from the web. Yet paradoxically the vast and growing digital sphere face enormous losses.

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Article written by Matthew Woollard, director of the ESRC UK Data Service based at the University of Essex

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Is Ofsted's war on textbooks over?

Is Ofsted's war on textbooks over? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

By stealth, textbooks have largely been banished from state schools, despite their success in countries around the world.

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UK Has Biggest Surplus in Seven Years on Income-Tax Surge

Income tax receipts rose an annual 6.1 percent to 26.7 billion pounds ($41 billion) in January, with self-assessment surging almost 16 percent, according to data published Friday in London. 

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Drop in home ownership 'may last'

Drop in home ownership 'may last' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Rising house prices mean that young people are now far less likely ever to own their own home than their parents, a leading economic think-tank has warned.
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Sickness and health between men and women

Gender and personality matter in how people cope with physical and mental illness, according to a paper by a Washington State University scientist and colleagues at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

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The research in this article used data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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Couples who stay together can boost their income by an average 35 per cent

Couples who stay together can boost their income by an average 35 per cent | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The study found couples could earn thousands more - almost as much as having a degree - just by sticking with their partner. 

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The research cited in the article used data from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society study.

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School success adds £140,000 to wages, research reveals

School success adds £140,000 to wages, research reveals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Analysis lays bare the importance of getting good grades at school.
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The article cites research that was backed by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Is the penny finally dropping? - Migration is a sign of how normal a society is, rather than a threat to its existence

The fact that the government failed to reach its target for reducing net migration is bad news for them, but rather good news when considered as an indication of an economy not still mired in deepest recession.

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Racial prejudice: how bad measures can lead us astray

Racial prejudice: how bad measures can lead us astray | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Last year, the Guardian triggered a major debate over prejudice after a front page splash painted a dark picture of rising racial intolerance in Britain, writes Dr Robert Ford.
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This article was written by Dr Rob Ford, from the ESRC-funded Centre of Dynamics of Ethnicity.

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Migration figures expected to shatter Cameron's 'tens of thousands' pledge

Migration figures expected to shatter Cameron's 'tens of thousands' pledge | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Net influx to Britain now higher than when Conservative-led coalition took office, ONS quarterly update set to reveal
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Mental Sickness And Health - Men Affected Most

Gender and personality matter in how people cope with physical and mental illness, according to a paper by a Washington State University scientist and colleagues at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

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Artilce cites research based on data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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Social science is vital too

Social science is vital too | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Through the next spending review, the social sciences have a powerful case to make for more investment.

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UK election 2015: can young voters make a difference?

UK election 2015: can young voters make a difference? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As the electorate ages, young people are becoming less and less of a political force but there are some seats where they remain key to the result

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Learning the lessons of London's schools success may not be easy

Blue Gate Fields junior school in Tower Hamlets, east London, has produced "spectacular results."  It is ranked in the top 20 per cent in England for attainment in grammar and reading and in the top 40 per cent for maths. For a school in one of the most deprived London boroughs, the results are truly impressive

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Market and Public Organisation and also a report by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Universal pensioner benefits will be protected under Tories, says Cameron

Universal pensioner benefits will be protected under Tories, says Cameron | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Prime minister also promises single-tier pensions system as he says benefits such as winter fuel allowance would be protected if party wins election

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Article quotes Paul Johnson, director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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You Will Need To Sign Up To 'British Values' Just To Visit The UK

You Will Need To Sign Up To 'British Values' Just To Visit The UK | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New Tory proposals would require foreign visitors who want to work, study or do business in Britain to pledge allegiance to so-called "British values", in a move branded "ridiculous" by senior coalition partners.


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

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Young Britons squeezed out of owning homes

Young Britons squeezed out of owning homes | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Brits in their 20s are half as likely as the previous generation to own their own home, a study from the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows

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