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Global warming impacts 'severe, widespread, and irreversible', UN warns

Global warming impacts 'severe, widespread, and irreversible', UN warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Urgent action needed to tackle man-made climate change, leaked report warns

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Article quotes Bob Ward, Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

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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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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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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 article cites research by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Editor's letter: Who will dare to be honest about our deficit?

Earlier this week, in front of a sympathetic audience, David Cameron dropped a very heavy hint that the next Tory manifesto would commit to raising the inheritance tax threshold.
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Under-30s being priced out of the UK, says social mobility tsar

Under-30s being priced out of the UK, says social mobility tsar | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Mobility tsar says Britain is on verge of being permanently divided between haves and have-nots as young miss out on recovery...

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

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Housework Help

Housework Help | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Academics, unlike housewives, clearly have too much time on their hands. After a detailed study which took some 15 years, they came to the conclusion that the reason women earn less money than men is that they do more housework.  

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The article cites the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey, one of the longest running panel surveys in the world.

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Three quarters of UK rail network owned by foreign governments, research reveals

Three quarters of UK rail network owned by foreign governments, research reveals | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Recent research by transport trade union RMT has revealed that three quarters of the rail franchises in the UK are now owned by foreign state-owned or backed

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Article cites a report from the ESRC-funded Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC)

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Unions must be realistic about the NHS's future

Unions must be realistic about the NHS's future | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Were Unison and other unions to make a pitch for more pay alongside an acceptance that major changes are needed, their demands might be taken more seriously

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David Readman's curator insight, October 16, 10:13 AM

It used to be that generous pensions in the public sector had to offset low salaries. That easy distinction has become blurred in recent years however.

Which of us would readily accept below inflation pay increase over a number of years without a serious argument - I know I wouldn't.

What really makes it worse is that it is politicians telling the NHS workers what we can't afford.

It does indeed come down to a question of raising taxes or cutting services

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Renewables Britain: Why the UK isn't green enough

Renewables Britain: Why the UK isn't green enough | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With only 5 per cent of our energy coming from renewable sources, Britain is falling way behind its international neighbours. Why isnt the renewable energy sector delivering what we need to keep the lights on and make us more sustainable

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Disabled pupils behaviour deteriorates at school

Disabled pupils behaviour deteriorates at school | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The behaviour of children with disabilities and learning difficulties often worsens when they start school, research suggests.

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Article cites the ESRC funded Millenium Cohort Study

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EU, India tie-up for social sciences research

UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) on Tuesday launched EU-India Social Sciences and Humanities Platform (EqUIP) to promote research in social sciences and humanities.

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London Mayor Boris Johnson calls for quotas on EU migrants

London Mayor Boris Johnson calls for quotas on EU migrants | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
London Mayor Boris Johnson says quotas for European migrants should be considered by the Conservative party to win back voters. VoR's Juliet Spare reports.
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The article refers to reports from the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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“NHS reforms our worst mistake"? Coming from Tories this is too little too late

“NHS reforms our worst mistake"? Coming from Tories this is too little too late | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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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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Child poverty map indicates "shocking levels of hardship" throughout the UK

Child poverty map indicates "shocking levels of hardship" throughout the UK | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A child poverty map published by the campaign to End Child Poverty has revealed that almost one in six children across the UK live below the poverty line, and as many as one in three in Glasgow.

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New figures reveal massive decline in religious affiliation

New figures reveal massive decline in religious affiliation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In five decades, the number of people with no religion in Britain has grown from just three per cent of the population to nearly half, according to a new survey.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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Hunting for a school place is a brutal lesson in economics

Hunting for a school place is a brutal lesson in economics | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Russell Lynch looks at the economic issues involved in choosing the right school for your child.

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The article quotes Professor Simon Burgess from the ESRC-funded Centre for Market and Public Organisation, at the University of Bristol.

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Ebola: Difficult Questions for Development

Ebola: Difficult Questions for Development | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ideological positions and poor understandings have created a set of assumptions about development that are fundamentally challenged by the Ebola experience. Can this terrible crisis provide a moment for reframing development? 

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Author, Ian Scoones is the director of the ESRC STEPS Centre

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Game of Losers: the numbers show David Cameron and Ed Miliband face election stalemate

Game of Losers: the numbers show David Cameron and Ed Miliband face election stalemate | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

No one won the 2010 general election. The Conservatives did not win because they did not get enough votes.  They did not get enough votes because too many people voted for other parties, especially the Labour Party.  

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Public sector workers can’t eat their pensions

Public sector workers can’t eat their pensions | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The public sector strikes are just a foretaste of things to come as any future government tries to solve the problem of the multi-million pound public spending gap

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Ukip 'most trusted to deliver for England'

Nigel Farage's Ukip is the most trusted party to argue England's case for reform on how it is governed, according to Scottish researchers.

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Child poverty levels in UK mapped out by new research

Child poverty levels in UK mapped out by new research | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

One in two children in most deprived areas live below poverty line, while 2.3 million are classified as in relative poverty

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How do we live to 100 and enjoy it?

What does it take for us to get to 100 years old? What are our chances of living beyond a century? How do our early years, lifestyle, work and where we live affect our lifespan? These are just some of the questions raised in a new exhibition being taken around the UK by population experts at the University of Southampton.

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Culture is not a luxury, it is an economy's bread and butter

Culture is not a luxury, it is an economy's bread and butter | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Culture, as described by one celebrated critic, is among the most awkward words in the English language. So it comes as no surprise that cultural value is an ever-elusive, indefinable thing.

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Gabe Chavez's curator insight, October 14, 4:48 PM

I think we just dont understand it. Culture can be one of those things that everyone sorta has different views about it. Culture is whats the US so unique. we have so much immigration that there are so many different types of culture. It makes our societies different and 'one of a kind'. I find a very confusing but interesting thing.

Kortney Renee Honstein's curator insight, October 14, 11:56 PM

Culture is just something we don't find in a lot of places anymore. Although here in the US we tend to find a lot. People immigrate into America and that causes different cultures to come here. We may only pay attention to our culture but I know that we should start looking at other places too. It is important to know other countries culture because it gives us more insight to our own.