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The price of getting back to work

The price of getting back to work | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Inflation may help determine how fast labour markets recover from recession.

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The article includes a quote from the Centre for Business Research. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) supports the Centre with a core grant.

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ESRC CEO appointed as new Vice-Chancellor of The University of Leicester

ESRC CEO appointed as new Vice-Chancellor of The University of Leicester | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

An academic leader who has championed higher education issues on a national and international platform has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester.

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The ESRC have announced that its Chief Executive Professor Paul Boyle is to leave the organisation in September 2014, at the end of his four-year term, to take up the position of Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leicester, where he succeeds Professor Sir Bob Burgess who is retiring after 15 years' service.

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University of Leicester names Professor Paul Boyle as its next leader

University of Leicester  names Professor Paul Boyle as   its next leader | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Leicester university has named the man who will take over its leadership this year. 

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The ESRC have announced that its Chief Executive Professor Paul Boyle is to leave the organisation in September 2014, at the end of his four-year term, to take up the position of Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leicester, where he succeeds Professor Sir Bob Burgess who is retiring after 15 years' service.

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Scottish independence referendum discussed on BBC's The One Show - 28 January 2014

Looking at teenager engagement in Scottish referendum

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ESRC Senior Scotland Fellow Dr Nicola Mc Ewen is interviewed during the show between 08.06-9.58.

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Universities in Scotland damaged by Westminster ‘xenophobia’

Universities in Scotland damaged by Westminster ‘xenophobia’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scotland’s universities are being damaged by a Westminster immigration policy that is “driven by Ukip and a nasty xenophobia”

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Paul Boyle to be next Leicester v-c

Paul Boyle to be next Leicester v-c | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Economic and Social Research Council chief executive Paul Boyle has been appointed as the next vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester

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The ESRC have announced that its Chief Executive Professor Paul Boyle is to leave the organisation in September 2014, at the end of his four-year term, to take up the position of Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leicester, where he succeeds Professor Sir Bob Burgess who is retiring after 15 years' service.

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Education Secretary Mike Russell claims Con-Dem's immigration policy is damaging reputation of Scots universities

Education Secretary Mike Russell claims Con-Dem's immigration policy is damaging reputation of Scots universities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Mike Russell effectively accused the UK Government of racism when he challenged immigration policy in a speech at the Economic and Social Research Council conference yesterday.

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Scottish independence: 'Xenophobia' drives immigration policy

Scottish independence: 'Xenophobia' drives immigration policy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scotland's education secretary will claim UK immigration policy is being "driven by UKIP and a nasty xenophobia".

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Mike Russell, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong learning in the Scottish Government, will be presenting today at an ESRC funded seminar in Edinburgh entitled "The future of higher education in Scotland and the UK"
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Over 50s with money problems more likely to experience mental ill health, research finds

Over 50s with money problems more likely to experience mental ill health, research finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

People aged over 50 who struggle to manage their finances are 8 times more likely to have reduced levels of mental wellbeing than their wealthy peers, according to new research.

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The study uses data from the ESRC funded Understanding Society

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Bringing Up Britain on BBC Radio 4 - Sibling Rivalry

Bringing Up Britain on BBC Radio 4 - Sibling Rivalry | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Professor Dieter Wolke from the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick is one member of a panel in a round table discussion with Mariella Frostrup on Sibling Rivalry on BBC Radio 4's Bringing Up Britain programme

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ESRC funded Professor Dieter Wolke (Department of Psychology, University of Warwick) has been researching sibling relationships. 

He is shortly to publish work on sibling bullying.

Programme lasts 44 minutes.

The ESRC produced a feature entitled "Lifelong impact from childhood bullying" in August 2013 on Professor Wolke's work

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What local government needs to know about research

What local government needs to know about research | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New knowledge navigator programme will bring together local government and the research community

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In 2013 the Economic and Social Research Council launched the two-year local government knowledge navigator programme.

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Wind farms proven to cut house prices by 11%, says LSE report

Wind farms proven to cut house prices by 11%, says LSE report | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

An average UK house costing £250,000 within 12 miles of a wind farm can lose £27,000 of its value, report says

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Professor Steve Gibbons is Director of LSE’s Spatial Economics Research Centre, which is funded by the ESRC. His research first appeared in the ESRC publication Britain In 2014 (pg 22)

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Thinktank dismisses Ed Balls's claims that 50p tax rate will help cut deficit

Thinktank dismisses Ed Balls's claims that 50p tax rate will help cut deficit | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Institute for Fiscal Studies says restoring rate for top earners will only raise about £100m

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The ESRC funds the Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Underemployed graduates, 'timepass' and the threat of a global demographic crisis

Underemployed graduates, 'timepass' and the threat of a global demographic crisis | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As youth and unemployment were discussed by global elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the International Labour Organization (ILO) reported that global unemployment increased by 5 million in 2013 alone.

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Craig Jeffrey is Professor of Development Geography at the University of Oxford. He receives funding from the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Scottish currency union discussed on BBC Radio 5 live Morning Reports - 29 January 2014

Scottish currency union discussed on BBC Radio 5 live Morning Reports - 29 January 2014 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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ESRC Senior Scotland Fellow Dr Angus Armstrong discusses (18.20-21.00) the speech to be given by the governor Bank of England later (29 January 2014)

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Women and the land discussed on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour - 30 January 2014

A special programme featuring Germaine Greer on the theme of women and the land.

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Professor Melissa Leach director of (STEPS) features in discussion 15.50-24.22

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Independent Scotland would be forced to cede some sovereignty if it keeps pound, says Carney

Independent Scotland would be forced to cede some sovereignty if it keeps pound, says Carney | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Governor of the Bank of England warns of "potentially large costs" associated with tying itself to the pound without having a credible fiscal backstop

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The article includes reference to the ESRC funded National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

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Students from poorer families still at an educational disadvantage

Students from poorer families still at an educational disadvantage | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The chances of poor pupils becoming high achievers remained slim, claims the Institute of Education.

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The researchers used data from a number of ESRC funded studys including the 1958 National Child Development Study; the 1970 British Cohort; the British Household Panel Survey; the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England; and the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children.

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Economy growing - but Britain not out of the woods

Economy growing - but Britain not out of the woods | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

After years of lacklustre growth, the recovery appears to be taking off at last. Good news for Chancellor George Osborne, but even he is not celebrating yet.

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This Channel 4 article includes a quote from Simon Kirby, an economist at the National Institute for Economic and Social Research

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Mike Russell branded a hypocrite over claim that UK immigration policy is ‘xenophobic’

Mike Russell branded a hypocrite over claim that UK immigration policy is ‘xenophobic’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

EDUCATION Secretary Mike Russell faces accusations of “outrageous hypocrisy” over his claims the UK Government’s student immigration policy is driven by “nasty xenophobia” and fear of the rise of Ukip.

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Mike Russell, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong learning in the Scottish Government, will be presenting today at an ESRC funded seminar in Edinburgh entitled "The future of higher education in Scotland and the UK" 

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Russell in attack over 'nasty' UK policies on immigrants

Russell in attack over 'nasty' UK policies on immigrants | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

EDUCATION Secretary Michael Russell has provoked a row between the Scottish and UK governments after claiming Britain's immigration policies are based on

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Mike Russell, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong learning in the Scottish Government, will be presenting today at an ESRC funded seminar in Edinburgh entitled "The future of higher education in Scotland and the UK" 

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Comment: The case for working less

Comment: The case for working less | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The focus of conventional employment policy is on creating “more work”.

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Raising top tax rate to 50p won't raise much revenue

Raising top tax rate to 50p won't raise much revenue | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, has announced that if elected a Labour government would return the rate of income tax payable on incomes above £150,000 to 50%. What would the effect of this be?

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The authors of this article are Paul Johnson, Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and David Phillips, Senior research economist at Institute for Fiscal Studies. The IFS receives core funding from the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Value of homes within 1.2 miles of wind farms slashed by 11 per cent

Value of homes within 1.2 miles of wind farms slashed by 11 per cent | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Study by LSE found value of homes close to wind farms slashed by 11%

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Professor Steve Gibbons is Director of LSE’s Spatial Economics Research Centre, which is funded by the ESRC. His research first appeared in the ESRC publication Britain In 2014 (pg 22)

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Wind farms wipe 11% from house prices

Wind farms wipe 11% from house prices | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Properties in the shadow of huge wind turbines have seen 11 per cent wiped off their value, according to a major new study of their impact.

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Professor Steve Gibbons is Director of LSE’s Spatial Economics Research Centre, which is funded by the ESRC. His research first appeared in the ESRC publication Britain In 2014 (pg 22)

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