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The British public embraces foreign students; politicians should do so too

The British public embraces foreign students; politicians should do so too | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The public’s views on immigration are more nuanced than is often assumed.
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The article cites Robert McNeil and Dr Carlos Vargas Silva, from the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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Learning regret ‘helps children develop decision skills’

Learning regret ‘helps children develop decision skills’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Learning regret ‘helps children develop decision making skills, according a study by Dr Aidan Feeney of Queens University. 

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Dr Feeney's research was funded by ESRC

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Labour at loggerheads over staying in customs union post-Brexit

Labour at loggerheads over staying in customs union post-Brexit | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Divisions emerge in shadow cabinet after Barry Gardiner says it would be a disaster if Britain remained in customs union

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Party Members Project

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'No deal' Brexit: A political mess, a legal morass and an economic disaster

'No deal' Brexit: A political mess, a legal morass and an economic disaster | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A “no deal” Brexit would be “a political mess, a legal morass and an economic disaster” leading UK academics have warned. In a new report the non-partisan “UK in a Changing Europe” group set out in detail the chaos that would be created if Britain crashed out of the EU in 2019 without a deal.
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UK in a Changing Europe is funded by ESRC.

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Cost of no Brexit deal will be “widespread, damaging and pervasive” 

Cost of no Brexit deal will be “widespread, damaging and pervasive”  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Professor Anand Menon, Director of the UK in a Changing Europe on Radio 4's Today programme (20.7.17 from 1:15)

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Professor Anand Menon, Director of the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative discusses their recently published Cost of no deal report. The report indicates that the consequences of the UK failing to reach a deal with the EU will be “widespread, damaging and pervasive”.

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The relationship between zero hour contracts and poor mental health

The relationship between zero hour contracts and poor mental health | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Bekka Chaplin investigates the relationship between being on a zero hour contract and poor mental health following research from the UCL Institute of Education.

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The Centre for Longitudinal Studies is funded by the ESRC.

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This noise can alter how you perceive your fingers - Futurity

This noise can alter how you perceive your fingers - Futurity | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
You know that rising-pitch sound cartoons use when something's stretching? Experiments reveal its strange effect on our perception.
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Funding for this research came from the the Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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Reality Check: Are we living happily ever after? - BBC News

Reality Check: Are we living happily ever after? - BBC News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Divorce rates have fallen but does that mean relationships are becoming more stable? Reality Check asks whether we are becoming a nation of couples living happily ever after. 

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This article cites data from ESRC funded research from: the Millennium Cohort Study, Institute for Fiscal Studies and Understanding Society. 

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Sing when you're women: why it's time to take female sports fans seriously

Sing when you're women: why it's time to take female sports fans seriously | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The struggles of being a female sports fan.
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Stacey Pope is Associate Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University, and received ESRC funding. 

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Market competition and mass participation ‘reduces diversity’

Market competition and mass participation ‘reduces diversity’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Expanding university enrolment across the world has resulted in universities ‘imitating each other’, says leading scholar.

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The Centre for Global Higher Education receives ESRC funding

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Jisc Futures: data sharing is a key part of research – and not just for 'parasites'

Jisc Futures: data sharing is a key part of research – and not just for 'parasites' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Does the UK have the best structures in place to fund data-driven research? asks Steven Hill
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Article cites ESRC's Secondary Data Analysis Initiative, 

which aims to deliver high-quality research through better use of major data resources created by the ESRC and other agencies.

 

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Data sharing is  key to drive translation of exploratory research into smarter innovative applications that can have significant impact - Learn more about a tried and tested process to do this

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Find out if you live in one of London's best areas for fast internet

Find out if you live in one of London's best areas for fast internet | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Homes near Google’s £1 billion London headquarters enjoy Britain’s fastest internet while swathes of the capital suffer some of the worst speeds in the country, a new interactive map has revealed.

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The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) is funded by ESRC

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Why a kiss is never just a kiss

Why a kiss is never just a kiss | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A Relate study recently reveals one in five men do not believe kissing is cheating.

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Article cites Professor Robin Dunbar who received ESRC funding for his research.

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UK research chief 'will not direct science' - BBC News

UK research chief 'will not direct science' - BBC News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The new head of UK research has said that he won't centrally direct scientific research.
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Prof Sir Mark Walport will be responsible for all public research spending in Britain next year. Currently, UK research is funded by nine separate organisations, including ESRC. 

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Gender Pay - Encouraging Signs For Some Businesses, Embarassment For Others

Gender Pay - Encouraging Signs For Some Businesses, Embarassment For Others | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

After a period out of the headlines, the gender pay gap issue has again been thrust back into the limelight .

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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UK Data Service's curator insight, July 26, 5:10 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.


British Household Panel Survey

Labour Force Survey
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Doctors Say a Third of Dementia Cases Could be Prevented

Doctors Say a Third of Dementia Cases Could be Prevented | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Some effective ways of preventing dementia don’t involve high-tech or expensive strategies
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ESRC and partners co-funded The Lancet Commission on Dementia 

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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is to lead a major project that aims to strengthen the support given to victims of humanitarian crises, such as war or natural disasters.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is to lead a major project that aims to strengthen the support given to victims of humanitarian crises, such as war or natural disasters. | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Funded through The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Research Councils UK Collective Fund.

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The Global Challenges Research Fund is an initiative led by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy which operates across a number of delivery partners, including the UK Research Councils.

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New 'wellbeing indicators' to help councils understand their residents published

New 'wellbeing indicators' to help councils understand their residents published | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Councils will now be able to tailor their services to residents' needs by drawing on a wide-ranging set of data concerning 'wellbeing'.

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The What Works Centre for Wellbeing receives funding from the ESRC.

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Large gap between incomes across country, inequality and poverty study finds

Large gap between incomes across country, inequality and poverty study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The average household income in the South East is almost 25% higher than in the West Midlands.

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This article refers to  a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, who receive funding from the ESRC.

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UK Data Service's curator insight, July 20, 5:38 AM
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Report: Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2017 https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/9539

Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, 1997-2016: Secure Access

Family Expenditure Survey

Family Resources Survey

Households Below Average Income

Labour Force Survey

Understanding Society
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Big majority of Labour members 'want UK to stay in single market'

Big majority of Labour members 'want UK to stay in single market' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research could put pressure on Jeremy Corbyn to adjust Brexit stance, given his desire to give power to party grassroots
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Article cites  research undertaken as part of the Party Members Project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. 

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Best Age to Start a Family, Series 10, Bringing Up Britain - BBC Radio 4

Best Age to Start a Family, Series 10, Bringing Up Britain - BBC Radio 4 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Best Age to Start a Family

Fertility experts say don't delay but 50 % of UK babies are born to women over 30. The number of men having babies over 50 has risen by two thirds in last 16 years alone. Mariella Frostrup is joined by experts to discuss whether biology is at odds with the pressures of modern life.

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Guest panelist Professor Melinda Mills is an ESRC Council member and panelist Professor Heather Joshi works for the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, an ESRC funded research centre.

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Teachers ‘70% more likely’ to leave schools in poorer areas | Schools Week

Teachers ‘70% more likely’ to leave schools in poorer areas | Schools Week | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Teachers at the most deprived secondary schools are 70 per cent more likely to leave their jobs than those working in the most affluent areas, leaving their pupils struggling as a result of the constant stream of inexperienced staff, a new report has found."

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The Commission on Inequality in Education used findings from the 1970 British Cohort Study and the Millennium Cohort Study; both are carried out by the ESRC funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies. 

 

 

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MBE for Beth Thompson in Queen's Birthday Honours | Wellcome

MBE for Beth Thompson in Queen's Birthday Honours | Wellcome | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Beth Thompson, Wellcome's Head of Policy (UK and EU), has been awarded an MBE for her work on the EU Data Protection Regulation.
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Beth has led a consortium of funders including the ESRC and other organisations to ensure that the law supports research.

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Mapped: London's best and worst broadband (City workers, look away now)

Mapped: London's best and worst broadband (City workers, look away now) | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

If you're a finance worker with broadband problems, a new map may provide the reason behind it: the City of London has among the worst broadband speeds

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The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) is funded by ESRC

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Cigarette packaging deterrents: BBC Points West 05/07/2017

Cigarette packaging deterrents: BBC Points West 05/07/2017 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Interview with Dr Olivia Maynard

Clip starts at 06:30 and concludes at 09:15

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Dr Olivia Maynard, of the University of Bristol, was a finalist for Outstanding Early Career Impact at the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2014. 

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Young adults on zero-hour contracts suffer worse physical and mental health, study finds

Young adults on zero-hour contracts suffer worse physical and mental health, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Young adults on zero-hour contracts suffer worse physical and mental health, study finds latest on ITV News. All the Health news

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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UK Data Service's curator insight, July 12, 4:03 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

Report: Economic activity and health – Initial findings from the Next Steps Age 25 Sweep

Next Steps (formerly the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE1))