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Just Thinking You're Overweight Can Actually Lead To Weight Gain

Just Thinking You're Overweight Can Actually Lead To Weight Gain | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

People who perceived themselves to be overweight were at greater risk of gaining weight in recent studies from the U.S. and the UK. 

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Article cites the National Child Development Study  based at the ESRC-funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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Wales' poorest children struggle with language, report says

Wales' poorest children struggle with language, report says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Wales' poorest children already struggle with language when they start primary school, a new report says.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Millenium Cohort Study based at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at IOE

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UK tax and benefit changes worsening inequality, IFS warns

UK tax and benefit changes worsening inequality, IFS warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Institute for Fiscal Studies says that in-work benefits help close the gap between rich and poor over a worker’s lifetime

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Keep the dream alive: why waking up later is good for us all

Keep the dream alive: why waking up later is good for us all | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Dr Paul Kelley says children are losing 10 hours of sleep a week – and it’s all down to a clash between school start times and teenage body clocks

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Article cites report findings from the ESRC-funded Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)

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So just how much sex do Brits get a week thanks to dating apps and Facebook?

So just how much sex do Brits get a week thanks to dating apps and Facebook? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britons are having sex less than once a week because they are too glued to social media and other websites to get it on in the real world, according to the shock findings of a survey.

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

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‘Citizens’ Assemblies’ will debate UK’s constitutional future

"Leading academics and the Electoral Reform Society will launch a major democratic project in Parliament this week, ahead of two ground-breaking gatherings to debate Britain’s constitutional future at a local level."

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Citizens' Assemblies has been funded by the ESRC.

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The ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ pilot project is funded by the ESRC. It will be launched in the Palace of Westminster tomorrow (Wednesday 16 September).

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Why personality tests for bank loans are a bad idea

Why personality tests for bank loans are a bad idea | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Asking borrowers questions to reveal their trustworthiness is a tricky business that's very hard to get right.
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Professor of Clinical Psychology Peter Kinderman, who is currently leading a study backed by the ESRC, writes for The Conversation. 

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The link between climate change, migration and refugees

While the response to the refugee crisis is now dominating political discussions across the European Union and beyond, it is also important to understand its root causes in order to learn broader lessons for the future.
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Bob Ward,  policy and communications director at the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, writes for the Huffington Post blog.

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Is a fracking revolution the way to cut UK carbon emissions?

Labour shadow energy minister, Bryony Worthington has said that environmentalists should not take a blanket position against shale gas

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Article cites Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director at the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

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CASS invests in first major international scheme with UK Research Councils

Four new UK-China partnerships to strengthen research in the social sciences and arts and humanities have been announced today (9 September 2015).

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The announcement coincides with the first official visit to China by RCUK International Champion and Chief Executive of ESRC, Professor Jane Elliott.

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Pakistanis among top asylum-seekers to Britain in 2014

Pakistanis among top asylum-seekers to Britain in 2014 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Four of India’s immediate neighbours—Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka—have emerged as the top applicants for asylum to UK in 2014.

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The Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford is part-funded by ESRC.

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Queen’s continue groundbreaking study into children in care

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have secured funding to resume a groundbreaking study into children in care – the only one of its kind anywhere in the world.
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A £1 million grant from the ESRC has funded The Care Pathways And Outcomes study, which has followed, at intervals, almost 400 children.

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Teesside University professor to lead £866,000 public health project

Teesside University professor to lead £866,000 public health project | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers are spearheading a unique project to change the behaviour of teenagers and prevent them getting into dangerous situations as a result of alcohol.
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Fuse: the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health is working in collaboration with Teesside and Newcastle University on this project.

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Women with degrees earn three times as much as those without

Women with degrees earn three times as much as those without | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research from the IFS, Cambridge and Harvard also suggests graduates’ gender pay gap is less than official figures say

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Researchers study refugee and migrant experiences of crossing the Mediterranean

Researchers study refugee and migrant experiences of crossing the Mediterranean | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Social scientists from the University of Warwick are carrying out an urgent research project on the current migratory situation in Europe, using emergency funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Article regarding the ESRC migration Urgency Grant at the University of Warwick

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Corporate responsibility revolution more environmental than social

Corporate responsibility revolution more environmental than social | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Large companies in the US, UK and Germany have made far slower progress in reporting on social responsibility than on their green credentials.

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Great expectations – can maternity services deliver more home births? - The University of Nottingham

Great expectations – can maternity services deliver more home births? - The University of Nottingham | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A new study is finding out how midwifery teams with higher home birth rates are organised and supported. The aim? To help teams with low numbers of home births to learn from their success and understand how change can be achieved and sustained.
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Lisa Common is funded under the ESRC Doctoral Training Programme.

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Children with no access to a garden are 'more likely to become obese'

Children with no access to a garden are 'more likely to become obese' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Children from poor backgrounds, and those with educated parents living in poor areas were 38 per cent more likely to be obese at age seven.

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Article cites the ESRC funded Millenium Cohort Study based at the IOE London

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Fifth of secondary school pupils 'wake almost every night to use social media'

Fifth of secondary school pupils 'wake almost every night to use social media' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Welsh study warns that disruption caused by using social media may have more of an impact on fatigue than how long children actually spend in bed
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The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) is co-funded by the ESRC.

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Ending gender imbalance at universities

Ending gender imbalance at universities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The role and inclusion of women in science has attracted attention recently – as there is good evidence that women are not being treated equally to men. One important measure of academic...
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Former ESRC chief executive Professor Paul Boyle writes about his study looking at whether men and women, 

who submitted similar numbers of applications, were equally successful and were awarded grants of similar size by the ESRC.




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CASS invests in first major international scheme with UK Research Councils

CASS invests in first major international scheme with UK Research Councils | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Four new UK-China partnerships to strengthen research in the social sciences and arts and humanities have been announced on 9 September.

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Article cites the Newton Fund and quotes ESRC CEO Professor Jane Elliott

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Millions Of British Families Will Be Worse Off Despite New "Living Wage"

Millions Of British Families Will Be Worse Off Despite New "Living Wage" | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Influential think tank contradicts government claim that Britain is "getting a pay rise"

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Which countries are in the best position to take migrants?

Which countries are in the best position to take migrants? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

EU countries are promising to take more asylum seekers, but which are best placed to do so?

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Jobseekers 'face dip in living standards'

Jobseekers 'face dip in living standards' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Out-of-work couples with children face "a decade of sharply declining living standards" owing to changes made to benefits, anti-poverty campaigners say.

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Premature Babies Are Less 'Wealthy' As Adults, Lack Greater Mathematical Abilities

Premature Babies Are Less 'Wealthy' As Adults, Lack Greater Mathematical Abilities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A study has linked the birth of premature babies to less intelligence, lower mathematical skills and wealth at the later stage of life.

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This study by University of Warwick uses data from the National Child Development Study - funded by the ESRC.

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