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Primary schools behind boost in London GCSE results

Primary schools behind boost in London GCSE results | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Vast improvements in London’s GCSE results among poor pupils are down to the capital's primary schools and not its secondaries, a report has suggested.

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

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How watching Andy Murray play Wimbledon could help your career

How watching Andy Murray play Wimbledon could help your career | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Managing realistic expectations is the key to success say psychologists. Let Murray be your guide.

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Article cites ESRC funded research, from the Universities of Birmingham and Southampton: When the Going Gets Tough: Motivation and Goal Self-Regulation 

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Ethnic mix boosts London schools results

Ethnic mix boosts London schools results | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The diverse ethnic mix in inner-London schools could be a key reason behind the dramatic improvement in the capital’s exam results, according to a study out today.
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Cites an IFS study. The IFS receives funding from the ESRC.


Article published 23 June 2014.

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Study finds 33% of UK households are multiply deprived

Study finds 33% of UK households are multiply deprived | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Action groups have warned the government that it cannot afford to be complacent about rising poverty in Britain. This comes after results from the largest
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Articles cites the Poverty and Social Exclusion project funded by the ESRC.


Article first published 20 June 2014.

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Poll: Can a single test, on a single day of your childhood, significantly affect your life chances? We look at how the 11-plus shaped futures

Poll: Can a single test, on a single day of your childhood, significantly affect your life chances? We look at how the 11-plus shaped futures | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
If that test is the 11-plus, then the answer could well be yes, according to university researchers. Sheena Grant studies the evidence.
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The article cites two ESRC-funded studies: one from the Institute for Social and Economic Research and another from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation


Article first published 21 June 2014.

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London's disadvantaged pupils outperform those elsewhere in England

London's disadvantaged pupils outperform those elsewhere in England | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
IFS study attributes mix of pupils and improved primary school results to 'remarkable success story' for capital's poor
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The Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at IFS is funded by the ESRC.


Article first published 23 June 2014.

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Four-point plan for Holmfirth trade revival unveiled as part of national project

Four-point plan for Holmfirth trade revival unveiled as part of national project | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A project to revitalise retailing in 10 UK towns has urged more people to help boost trade in Holmfirth

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This article discusses the High Street UK 2020 initiative, which has received funding from the ESRC

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‘Too Poor To Socialise': Experts Say Government's Efforts To Curb Poverty Have Failed

‘Too Poor To Socialise': Experts Say Government's Efforts To Curb Poverty Have Failed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Millions in the UK are too poor to engage in common social activities, experts have said, as a new report suggests that full-time work is not always sufficient to escape poverty. Experts are calling on the Government to take action after new evidence showed that the percentage of households that fall below society's minimum standard of living has increased sharply over the last 30 years - despite the size of the economy doubling.

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Article on the latest findings from the ESRC-funded Poverty and Social Exclusion programme.

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Sharp increase in number of working families falling into poverty

"The number of households falling below society's minimum standard of living has increased sharply over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling"

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Article on the latest findings from the ESRC-funded Poverty and Social Exclusion programme.

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Damning report reveals UK's shocking levels of poverty

Damning report reveals UK's shocking levels of poverty | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"The largest ever study of poverty and deprivation in the UK has revealed that the country's poverty levels are soaring"

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Article on the latest findings from the ESRC-funded Poverty and Social Exclusion programme.

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Disabled children 'more likely to be bullied'

Disabled children 'more likely to be bullied' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Primary school pupils in England with special education needs are twice as likely as other children to endure persistent bullying, research suggests.

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This article cites data from two ESRC funded studies, the Millenium Cohort Study and Next Steps (LSYPE)

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Hard Evidence: do grammar schools boost social mobility?

Hard Evidence: do grammar schools boost social mobility? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The role grammar schools should play in English education is still hotly contested, more so today than it has been in years. This is despite the fact that there are only 164 grammar schools operating in England today

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Article cites research by the ESRC funded Understanding Society study

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Mining areas remain blighted by pit closures 25 years on

Mining areas remain blighted by pit closures 25 years on | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

MORE than 500,000 people in former mining communities are blighted by deprivation, ill health and unemployment a quarter-of-a-century after the collapse of the industry, new research shows.

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Article cites research by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research

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Professor is awarded for decades of influential study

Professor is awarded for decades of influential study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A Professor has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award after dedicating more than three decades to economic research at the Univeristy of Oxford.

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Professor Sir David Hendry received his award at the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize.

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The humble shopgirls who were the pioneers of their day - Dr Pamela Cox fronts new TV show charting history of life behind the counter

The humble shopgirls who were the pioneers of their day - Dr Pamela Cox fronts new TV show charting history of life behind the counter | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Most shop work is done by women these days - but it wasn’t always that way. University of Essex historian Dr Pamela Cox tells Sheena Grant about her new television series, which lifts the lid on the sometimes surprising lives of Britain’s first shopgirls
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ESRC funded researcher Dr Pamela Cox talks about her new book and three part documentary series 'Shopgirls' which airs on BBC2 on Tuesday 24 June at 9pm.

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Attitudes to benefits are not as negative as they seem

Attitudes to benefits are not as negative as they seem | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Year after year, when the British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey is released, newspaper headlines tell us of how our attitudes to benefits have hardened, feeding this into their wider discussions about…
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Cites data from the ESRC-funded British Social Attitudes survey. The author has also received funding from ESRC.


Article first published 17 June 2014.

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Study finds pupils with SEN 'twice as likely' to be bullied

Twelve per cent of primary school pupils with SEN say they were bullied ‘all of the time’ by other children – according to the largest study in England
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Cites a study by the ESRC-funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies.


Article first published 20 June 2014.

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School work is 'too easy', warns adviser to Charles

School work is 'too easy', warns adviser to Charles | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Headmistress Bernice McCabe (pictured with Prince Charles) said that teachers are ‘playing safe’ and setting work that is too easy.
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Refers to an IFS study. IFS receives funding from ESRC.


Article first published 23 June 2014.

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Stamp duty takings rise by £1billion in one year

Stamp duty takings rise by £1billion in one year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A typical family will spend £12,000 on the tax over their lifetime - rising to nearly £40,000 for Londoners, according to a report.

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Millions of Briton's struggle to cope with life's basic necessities

Millions of Briton's struggle to cope with life's basic necessities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The findings in the Poverty and Social Exclusion report funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, suggested that 18million people are on the brink financially.

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Bristol researchers claim almost one in three people now living in poverty

Bristol researchers claim almost one in three people now living in poverty | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

ALMOST 18 million people cannot afford adequate housing conditions and 1.5 million children live in households that cannot afford to heat their home, according to a study by Bristol researchers.

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Poor 'suffering deeper poverty'

Poor 'suffering deeper poverty' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The percentage of households that fall below society's minimum standard of living has increased sharply over the last 30 years"

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Childhood aspirations affect later career choices

Childhood aspirations affect later career choices | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Boys who dream of becoming firemen and girls who aspire to become hairdressers are more likely to end up in stereotypically male or female occupations as adults according to new research from LSE.

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The findings come from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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Poverty hits twice as many British households as 30 years ago

Poverty hits twice as many British households as 30 years ago | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK economy has doubled in size since the early 1980s – yet the number of those suffering below-minimum living standards has grown by more than twice, a study claims

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The article cites research from the Poverty and Social Exclusion project which is funded by the ESRC

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Poverty on the rise despite growing economy

Poverty on the rise despite growing economy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

18 million people cannot afford adequate housing as poverty rises from 14 to 33 per cent, study finds.

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The article cites research from the Poverty and Social Exclusionproject which is funded by the ESRC

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