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Christianity To Be Extinct By 2067 Says New Government Report

Christianity To Be Extinct By 2067 Says New Government Report | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Christianity To Be Extinct By 2067 Says New Government Report

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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How being married is good for your health.. especially if you're a man

How being married is good for your health.. especially if you're a man | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The study, by the Institute of Education at University College London, supports a series of analyses from around the world which have established married people have better health and longer lives.
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The report cited in the article used data from the ESRC-funded 1958 National Child Development Study.

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Children from poor homes 'facing bias'

Children from poor homes 'facing bias' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Even when youngsters from lower income families perform as well as their classmates on independent tests, they are still less likely to be judged as 'above average', research suggests.

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Article cites findings using data from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study based at the Institute of Education

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ESRC Writing Competition On The World In 2065

ESRC Writing Competition On The World In 2065 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The ESRC Writing Competition 2015 in partnership with SAGE is open to those currently studying for an ESRC-funded PhD, or who have completed an ESRC-funded PhD within the last three years. Topic What will the social sciences of the future look like? What will research achieve in the next 50 years? 

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Article promoting the ESRC Writing Competition

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It shouldn't matter what time of year children are born

It shouldn't matter what time of year children are born | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new report shows that summer-born children are left behind in the classroom. We need to rethink how we measure attainment at school

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

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Leeds Beckett University researchers ask what makes us happy

Leeds Beckett University researchers ask what makes us happy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

University academics are getting ready to tackle a big question: What makes people happy?

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The researchers cited in the article will be working on one of four research programmes run by the ESRC and What Works Centre for Wellbeing.

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Have I had an average number of sexual partners?

Have I had an average number of sexual partners? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
How many people have you slept with? It’s a question which can send a chill down many a spine for the very reason that there’s no ideal answer.  
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The article cites the ERSC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).

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How the 'Apollo Programme' for energy might just save the planet

How the 'Apollo Programme' for energy might just save the planet | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A group of researchers and scientists has announced it wants to launch an "Apollo Programme" for renewable energy

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Article cites the ESRC funded Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

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Children trapped in poverty as a result of rapid changes to government policies

Children trapped in poverty as a result of rapid changes to government policies | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Immigration and benefits policy changes mean local authorities are struggling to cope with duties of care to thousands of children, a new report says

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) based at the University of Oxford

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I want my daughter to know that she can never 'have it all'

I want my daughter to know that she can never 'have it all' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
My generation focused on careers – with tragic consequences for some. So I applaud new, hard-hitting advice on the best time to have a baby
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The article cites research from the ESRC Centre for Population Change.

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Innovative Swindon hailed by Enterprise Research Centre study

Innovative Swindon hailed by Enterprise Research Centre study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Swindon is near the top of a regional league table of areas with the highest proportion of firms developing new products and services, according to new figures.

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The article cites a study by the ESRC-funded Enterprise Research Centre.

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Why single mothers are more likely to get ill when they get older

Why single mothers are more likely to get ill when they get older | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Evidence shows lone mothers suffer from poorer health on average than women with partners. But the situation isn't as clear cut as this might suggest.
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The article cites data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Study.

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Figures show immigration surge as illegal working bill unveiled

Figures show immigration surge as illegal working bill unveiled | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Net migration to UK reached 318,000 in 2014, just below all-time peak in 2005, with immigration from outside Europe rising strongly
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The article quotes Madeleine Sumption, director of the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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Britain reaches its limit on skilled migrant workers

Britain reaches its limit on skilled migrant workers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Government faces criticism that UK is now closed to ‘brightest and best’ after cap on workers from outside EU leads to visa rejections for first time
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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2067: the end of British Christianity

2067: the end of British Christianity | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It’s often said that Britain’s church congregations are shrinking, but that doesn’t come close to expressing the scale of the disaster now facing Christianity in this country.

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

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Study suggests teachers are biased against girls and pupils from poor backgrounds

Study suggests teachers are biased against girls and pupils from poor backgrounds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Teachers are showing signs of cultural and gender bias when it comes to judging their pupils’ work, according to a major new study.

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Article cites an ESRC funded study at the IOE which used data from the Millennium Cohort Study

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Article cites an ESRC funded study at the IOE which used data from the Millenium Cohort Study

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Nicola Sturgeon backs fiscal autonomy as SNP MP warns of 'disaster'

Nicola Sturgeon backs fiscal autonomy as SNP MP warns of 'disaster' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The First Minister tells US television Scotland could 'shoulder' the cost of fiscal autonomy after Tommy Sheppard, an SNP MP, says it would be 'silly' to get rid of the Barnett formula straightaway.

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

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Families feel benefits of recovery but trade deficit remains 'economic time bomb'

Families feel benefits of recovery but trade deficit remains 'economic time bomb' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Low inflation to boost real wage growth this year, although BCC flags concerns over widening trade deficit

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Article quotes the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Indices signal need for people-centric plans for a happier and fairer India

In the Global Happiness Index (GHI) 2015 released recently by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network of the United Nations, India ranks 117 out of 158 countries.

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The articles cites Richard Layard, director of the Wellbeing Programme at the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance (CEP).

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Professor Jenny Kitzinger shortlisted for ESRC research impact prize

Professor Jenny Kitzinger shortlisted for ESRC research impact prize | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The nomination, alongside her colleague, and sister, Professor Celia Kitzinger (University of York) relates to their research on family experiences of coma, the vegetative and minimally conscious state.

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Article cites the ESRC Impact Prize and the nomination of Professor Kitzinger based at the University of York

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NHS cannot take more cuts to social care, say healthcare leaders

NHS cannot take more cuts to social care, say healthcare leaders | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Poll of senior NHS professionals finds 99 per cent believe cuts to social care funding are putting pressure on the health service

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

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Revealed: Britain's 10 most dangerous pedestrian crossings

Revealed: Britain's 10 most dangerous pedestrian crossings | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Oxford Street in London saw the most pedestrian injuries of any road in Britain. Busy shopping districts in Liverpool, Nottingham and Glasgow also have now notorious crossings.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) which is now known as the UK Data Service (UKDS)

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Poverty in Britain; unemployment as a choice, Thinking Allowed

Poverty in Britain; unemployment as a choice, Thinking Allowed | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Joanna Mack, Learning and Teaching producer at the Open University, discusses about the largest ever survey of UK levels of economic and social deprivation, funded by the ESRC.

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Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed, with Laurie Taylor, on 20 May 2015.


Duration: 30 minutes.


Joanna Mack specifically mentions ESRC survey at 4'47.

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Stop early specialisation

The UK is spectacularly bad at encouraging girls to become engineers - and the structure of the UK education system may be an important reason why, says Professor Louise Archer.

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The article was written by Professor Louise Archer, principal investigator on the ESRC-funded ASPIRES project.

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The article was written by Professor Louise Archer, principal investigator on the ESRC-funded ASPIRES project.

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Obesity in teen boys may increase bowel cancer risk in later life

Teenage boys who become very obese may double their risk of getting bowel cancer by the time they are in their 50s, The Guardian reports. A Swedish study found a strong association between teenage obesity and bowel cancer risk in later adulthood.   

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The study cited in this article was funded by ESRC, the National Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health and Örebro University.

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