ESRC press coverage
28.3K views | +486 today
Follow
ESRC press coverage
Curated by ESRC press office esrc favicon
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

China's water stress set to worsen with transfer initiatives

New research paints a grim picture for the future of China's water supply, as its booming economy continues to heap pressure on its natural resources, according to scientists at the University of East Anglia, the University of Leeds and other international institutions.

ESRC's insight:

Article cites findings from an ESRC-funded project at the University of Leeds, along with the University of East Anglia

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Charlie Hebdo: research shows French solidarity faces testing times

Charlie Hebdo: research shows French solidarity faces testing times | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

On the streets of France there is a strong public response to the murders of 12 people at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. But we do not yet know the medium to long-term consequences the attack will have on the nation's public mood.

ESRC's insight:

Author, Thomas Scotto, Professor of Government at University of Essex receives funding from the ESRC for his research.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Married couples are happier than singles says new study

Married couples are happier than singles says new study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Married couples are happier than single people, especially those who say they married their best friend, says a new study.

ESRC's insight:

The article cites findings from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Study.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Staying in touch during out-of-office hours damages workers' wellbeing

Staying in touch during out-of-office hours damages workers' wellbeing | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Employees using various technological devices to stay "switched on" for work outside of office hours may face detrimental effects to their wellbeing and private life.

ESRC's insight:

The article cites research by ESRC-funded PhD student Svenja Schlachter.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Never mind the recovery, what about the downturn of 2018?

None of the parties has so far said how they will ready us for the inevitable economic storms ahead


ESRC's insight:

Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Report warns flagship education policy is failing to break pupil poverty link

Report warns flagship education policy is failing to break pupil poverty link | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers from Cardiff University said inequalities between pupils 'persist' six years after launch of flagship policy
ESRC's insight:

The article cites research by the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (Wiserd), which is co-funded by the ESRC.

more...
Bradley Gomoluch's curator insight, July 29, 2015 8:14 PM

Looking at what other countries are doing to close the achievement gaps. I like that fact that programs are proactive. Early intervention programs for (early childhood) preschool students that are at-risk.  

Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Midlife crisis got you down? Marriage might help you get through it

Midlife crisis got you down? Marriage might help you get through it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
New research concludes that not only are those who marry happier than single people, but the positive effects of marriage extend into the long term
ESRC's insight:

The article cites the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Study.

more...
EHolland's curator insight, January 13, 2015 4:35 AM

Highlights a positive effect that marriage has on people

Angelica King's curator insight, January 14, 2015 10:59 AM

Marriage

Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Scrap ‘flawed’ RPI, urges Institute for Fiscal Studies

Scrap ‘flawed’ RPI, urges Institute for Fiscal Studies | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Retail price index should be replaced with the CPI measure but IFS boss issues call to find even more accurate ways to gauge inflation
ESRC's insight:

The article cites Paul Johnson, Director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Bank of England urged to include housing in inflation targets

The Bank of England is likely to be asked to target a new inflation measure after an independent review commissioned by the UK Statistics Authority yesterday recommended scrapping  the consumer prices index (CPI) as the headline gauge of rises in the cost of living.
ESRC's insight:

The article cites Paul Johnson, Director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

more...
Fraser Graham's curator insight, March 11, 7:23 AM

The article cites Paul Johnson, Director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Britain likely to allow voting at 16

In a massive shift, Britain is planning to allow 16 year olds to vote in the upcoming general election in May. Prime Minister David Cameron has backed a House of Commons vote on expanding ballot to teenagers.

ESRC's insight:

The article cites data from the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Labour's 'manifesto for women': Miliband to target the 9m who didn't vote at the last election

Labour's 'manifesto for women': Miliband to target the 9m who didn't vote at the last election | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Labour will target the nine million women who did not vote at the last general election after new figures showed that more women than men have turned their backs on politics.
ESRC's insight:

Article cites research from the ESRC-funded British Election Study

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Let's talk about sex

Make no mistake: “The Institute of Sexology”, the latest exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London, is not about sex. It deals rather with the study of sex.

ESRC's insight:

Article cites the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

The odd argument over public spending

The odd argument over public spending | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

George Osborne and other senior Conservatives delivered civil service estimates for how much some Labour policies will cost

ESRC's insight:

Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Why everything we know about inflation could be wrong

Why everything we know about inflation could be wrong | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It's considered the most important economic statistic of them all. So why are we struggling to measure inflation data?

ESRC's insight:

Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

more...
4Brandon Thompson's curator insight, October 25, 2015 3:56 PM

this article shows that the way we measure inflation may be unaffective

Fraser Graham's curator insight, March 11, 7:23 AM

Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Programme 'can reduce domestic violence'

The vast majority of men who abuse their partners stop their physical and sexual violence if they attend a domestic violence perpetrator programme, according to new research.

ESRC's insight:

Artilce cites the ESRC-funded Project Mirabel conducted at Durham University

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Will a change to inflation hit your pension? Call for 'flawed' RPI axe

Will a change to inflation hit your pension? Call for 'flawed' RPI axe | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Millions of pensioners in defined benefit schemes could see future payments cut after an official review called for RPI to no longer be used. We explain what it means.

ESRC's insight:

Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Almost 100 years on from winning the vote, women shun the polling booths

Almost 100 years on from winning the vote, women shun the polling booths | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new study, commissioned by Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman, has revealed a widening gender 'turnout gap' in general elections - with fewer women voting than men

ESRC's insight:

The article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Study Finds One More Reason To Marry Your Best Friend

Study Finds One More Reason To Marry Your Best Friend | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The race to the altar has become more of a marathon than a sprint. And though younger generations might be slower to get there, marriage still offers a big draw: According to a new study, married people are happier than their single counterparts.

ESRC's insight:

The article cites the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Study.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Switching on outside office risks relationships, psychologists find

Switching on outside office risks relationships, psychologists find | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Workers who ‘switched on’ long after the office was shut were more likely to have problems with their health and private lives
ESRC's insight:

The article cites research by ESRC-funded PhD student Svenja Schlachter.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Labour's 'manifesto for women': Miliband to target the 9 million who didn't vote at the last election

Labour's 'manifesto for women': Miliband to target the 9 million who didn't vote at the last election | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Labour will target the nine million women who did not vote at the last general election after new figures showed that more women than men have turned their backs on politics.
ESRC's insight:

The article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

MPs call for student loan review

Ministers are sticking their heads in the sand and failing to recognise problems over student loan repayments, a senior MP has said.
ESRC's insight:

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

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Staying in touch during out-of-office hours damages workers' wellbeing

Employees using various technological devices to stay “switched on” for work outside of office hours may face detrimental effects to their wellbeing and private life.
ESRC's insight:

The article cites research by ESRC-funded PhD student Svenja Schlachter.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Inspiring a spirit of social enterprise

Inspiring a spirit of social enterprise | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Glasgow Caledonian University is forging ahead with its mission to produce progressive leaders who are unafraid to challenge the status quo, say professors John Wilson and Simon Teasdale.

ESRC's insight:

Article cites the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health which has received funding from the ESRC

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Cameron To Drop Migrant Cap After Merkel Protest

David Cameron has dismayed Tory backbenchers after ditching plans for a cap on the number of European migrants coming to Britain, reportedly after pressure from Angela Merkel.


ESRC's insight:

Article cites The Migration Observatory who are based at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) which receives core funding from the ESRC.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

In Sickness And In Health: Are Married People Really More Satisfied?

In Sickness And In Health: Are Married People Really More Satisfied? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Does marriage make people happier? Between high divorce rates and the many young people postponing or forgoing marriage entirely (if their state allows them to marry at all), the answer may seem like a clear "no."

ESRC's insight:

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

more...
Daniella Rios Gil's curator insight, April 23, 2015 12:55 AM

Marriage in this century is very different than when my parents get married. Marriage at this time make people happier but not because they love each other, it's because they think that marriage is easy and everything is about been satisfied with your couple. Marriage should be  a way to be with the person you love. Here in the United States young people get married because they usually get out of their parents house when they turn into eighteen, I think that's one of the reasons why young people in the United States get married and most of them ended up on divorce.