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David Lindsay: The Myth of Britain's Soft Touch

Apart from anecdotes and hearsay, what actual evidence is there to suggest that migrants are flocking to the UK for our supposedly generous benefits system?

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Low social position explains link between lack of money and poor health

Low social position explains link between lack of money and poor health | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
People with low incomes are more prone to ill health due to the stress associated with their social position rather than their lack of money, according to researchers at the University of Stirling.
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The research used the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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Ministers aim to boost the nation’s happiness with new wellbeing centre

Ministers aim to boost the nation’s happiness with new wellbeing centre | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Increasing national well-being is to be put at the heart of Government policy-making, ministers will announce today, with the establishment of a new centre to measure the impact of policies on people’s happiness.

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Article announcing the ESRC-funded What Works Centre for Wellbeing

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Ed Balls told to take clearer line on budget deficit

Ed Balls told to take clearer line on budget deficit | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Some shadow cabinet members privately express concerns about recent statements on Labour’s fiscal plans.

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Artilce cites the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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Birth of third child ‘does not make parents happier’

Birth of third child ‘does not make parents happier’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Age at which people become first-time parents also determines fulfilment, study shows.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey based at the Institute for Social and Economic Research

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Philanthropy education 'patchy and uneven' says report

The provision of philanthropy education is "patchy and uneven" across UK and European universities even though governments are increasingly relying on voluntary giving to plug gaps in public funding, a new report has found.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy

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Is prostitution really worth £5.7 billion a year?

Is prostitution really worth £5.7 billion a year? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The EU has demanded rapid payment of £1.7 billion from the UK because the economy has done better than predicted. Some of this is because the prostitution market is now considered as part of our national accounts.

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

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The ‘racism talk’: How black middle-class parents are warning their children

The ‘racism talk’: How black middle-class parents are warning their children | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

One in three people in Britain describe themselves as being very or a little racially prejudiced, how are middle-class black families coping with this rise in prejudiced attitudes?

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Social Attitudes Survey

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Citizens' charter is aimed at shaping region's future

Citizens' charter is aimed at shaping region's future | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A 'day of decision' allowing people in Cornwall to voice their views on how the region's future should be shaped will be held in Truro this week.

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Article about an event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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Is prostitution really worth £5.7 billion a year?

The EU has demanded rapid payment of £1.7 billion from the UK because our economy has done better than predicted, and some of this is due to the prostitution m
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The article cites findings from NATSAL, which was part-funded by the ESRC.

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Is it safe to start weaning at 4 or 5 months?

Is it safe to start weaning at 4 or 5 months? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The official guidelines say you should wait till six months before you move your baby onto solids; the reality is, many mums start earlier. Here's what's safest - and when
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The article cites evidence from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study.

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Weak tax receipts spell trouble for Labour too

The United Kingdom economy looks pretty good compared to other developed economies at the moment. The IMF has forecast we will have the highest growth rate this year. GDP figures out today show the economy grew 0.7 per cent in the third quarter and three per cent over 12 months. Yet we are not seeing the growth in tax receipts that this implies. The latest public finance figures show receipts well below official forecasts. If that continues, it means George Osborne is going to have trouble delivering on his current plans to reduce borrowing, let alone pay for additional tax cuts. However, it also has implications for Labour’s plans for government.

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The article cites research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Is it time to drop the word 'ethnic' from our vocabulary?

Is it time to drop the word 'ethnic' from our vocabulary? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Avatar actress Zoe Saldana has said she'd love to erase the word 'ethnic' from everyday language. Radhika Sanghani explores our use of the term
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Women who postpone having babies until they are older make happier parents, study finds

Women who postpone having babies until they are older make happier parents, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A new wide-ranging study has found that older parents who have their first children aged 35 to 40 years old are actually happier than their younger counterparts
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The research used the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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Training needed for autism interviews

Training needed for autism interviews | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Conventional police interview techniques are not effective for people with autism, recent research has revealed.

The study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and undertaken by researchers from City University London and the University of Bath, examined which techniques do and do not work when police interview those suffering from autism.

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The article refers to the Experiences of Autism and Policing event held as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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Government to put nation's wellbeing at heart of policy making

Government to put nation's wellbeing at heart of policy making | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The new centre will soon be commissioning universities to research the impact that different services have on the British public's wellbeing.

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Article announcing the ESRC-funded What Works Centre for Wellbeing

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Anti-social behaviour a consequence, rather than a cause of homelessness

Anti-social behaviours such as drug and alcohol abuse are often the consequence, rather than the cause of homelessness, according to a series of studies from Northumbria University presented at the Economic and Social Research Council's 2014 Festival of Social Science

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Event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science

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Why early diagnosis of autism in children is a good thing

Why early diagnosis of autism in children is a good thing | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Many children with autism are put on waiting lists and miss out on early behavioural interventions and other benefits because health professionals are reluctant to diagnose autism early out of fear of labelling young children.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Millenium Cohort Study based at the Institute of Education University of London

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Is keeping up with the Joneses making us ill?

Is keeping up with the Joneses making us ill? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research found having low pay or no wealth wasn’t enough to explain poor health; what was important was how much income said about their social ranking compared with those like them.

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Ukip is most popular in the areas where immigration is lowest

Ukip is most popular in the areas where immigration is lowest | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Yesterday, defence secretary Michael Fallon aired what he believed to be some of the public's concerns around immigration. 

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Article cites The Migration Observatory which receives funding from ESRC.

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Rise in betting shops fuels crime fears

Growing numbers of betting shops in UK towns are fuelling residents' fears of a rise in anti-social behaviour and crime, particularly violence and burglary.

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The roots of London's secondary school improvements

The roots of London's secondary school improvements | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The capital’s latest GCSE triumphs seem to owe more to its primary schools than politicians might think
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The article cites research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Manchester's Sapphormation Festival: For women who love women

Manchester's Sapphormation Festival: For women who love women | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Manchester’s women who love women will be breaking the mould as The Sapphormation Festival returns to the city next month.

The festival is a two day event from November 1-2 of activity, discussion, live events and good food.

This main aim is to offer a safe and eclectic space for local lesbians to try out new things and explore key issues and ideas relevant to women today.

A Sapphormation spokeswoman: “With few places and events dedicated and tailored for Women who love Women, Sapphormation Festival 2014 offers one of those unique spaces.
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Event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science

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The shocking face of London’s child poverty

The shocking face of London’s child poverty | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Figures reveal nearly half of all children in Edmonton and Tottenham are in poverty
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The article cites research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Taxpayers’ money spent on childcare is not wasted – it’s an investment

Taxpayers’ money spent on childcare is not wasted – it’s an investment | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Fifteen hours of free childcare a week might not allow mothers to return to work immediately — but it lets them know that the state respects and supports their intention to do so in future, writes Deborah Orr
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The article cites research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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