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More people are now 'pessimistic about Brexit', study finds

More people are now 'pessimistic about Brexit', study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

More than half of Britons now believe the country will get a bad Brexit deal, according to a new survey.

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This survey was funded by ESRC.

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Home - UK in a Changing Europe

Home - UK in a Changing Europe | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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Professor Jonathan Portes, senior fellow at the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe programme

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What could Brexit mean for the UK's travel and tourism industry?

What could Brexit mean for the UK's travel and tourism industry? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The results could depend on whether we join the European Economic Area and if we require EU citizens to apply for visas to enter the UK

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Articlec cites the UK and EU programme

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Minister set to offer further £2 million of grants in bid to make Britain female employment capital of Europe 

Minister set to offer further £2 million of grants in bid to make Britain female employment capital of Europe  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Almost half a million women are expected to enter the labour market by the start of 2016 – largely thanks to government tax breaks.
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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European poll shows democracy still needs a bit of work

European poll shows democracy still needs a bit of work | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Every year, the UN celebrates its International Day of Democracy, even if it often feels like there is little to smile about on this front. Research to be presented at the Italian parliament to mark the occasion shows that while Europeans across the continent share a powerful faith in democracy, they think their countries are lacking some of its most fundamental components.

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The article discusses research by the European Social Survey, which received ESRC funding.

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How Ready Was Europe for World War I?

How Ready Was Europe for World War I? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

How prepared were the Great Powers for war in 1914? Too often, this question has been answered by pointing to expectations of a short war, and to muddle and inefficiency in its opening stages. The realities are that most informed people had realistic expectations, and that muddle and inefficiency are intrinsic to war.

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Author, Mark Harrison, is a research associate at ESRC's Centre of Competitive Advantage in the Global Ecoconmy

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85% of UK young back offshore

85% of UK young back offshore | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Ipsos MORI survey, commissioned by BIS and the Economic and Social Research Council, found younger people are generally more supportive of the sector than adults of all ages (76%).

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Further research on Climate Change, Wind Power and Energy can be accessed via the ESRC website

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Gibraltar: Borderline Blues - Geographical

Gibraltar: Borderline Blues - Geographical | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
As the 50th anniversary of Gibraltar’s historical 1967 sovereignty referendum approaches, could recognising an emerging Gibraltarian identity be a solution to the territory's dilemma?
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Article cites Andrew Canessa, Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, and principal investigator of Bordering on Britishness, an oral history project undertaken by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the Garrison Library of Gibraltar, and the University of Essex, recording the memories and loyalties of hundreds of Gibraltarians, from across the generations and the ethnic spectrum.

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EU referendum: economic message lost on voters

EU referendum: economic message lost on voters | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Economists have spoken with almost one voice ahead of Britain’s historic EU referendum - but the public has barely been listening.

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This article references ESRC funded  Institutes and Centres - Paul Johnson, head of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Jagjit Chadha, director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and John van Reenen, head of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics.

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Truth is the first casualty of EU referendum, experts say

Truth is the first casualty of EU referendum, experts say | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Both sides in the Brexit battle are playing fast and loose with the truth, fact-checkers have warned. The Leave and Remain camps vying for the upper hand"

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Following the publication of the report Leave/remain: the facts behing the claims, (in collaboration with Full Fact,) Professor Anand Menon, UK in a Changing Europe director, said: "The public is being bombarded with conflicting claims about the costs and benefits of EU membership. Many of these are at best unsupported by evidence, and at worse simply untrue. Unsurprisingly, many people do not know what to believe or who to trust."


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Scottish independence: Why Catalonia, Flanders and Venice will be watching

Scottish independence: Why Catalonia, Flanders and Venice will be watching | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In less than a month, Scotland will decide whether or not it wants independence. But will the referendum have an impact across Europe? Metro looks at the other states who want their own rule.

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Article cites the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change

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Osborne's patent box tax break policy likely to divide G20

Osborne's patent box tax break policy likely to divide G20 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Chancellor's policy to attract R&D to Britain seen as 'anti-European' by Germany, and poorly targeted by other nations

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Article cites the ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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The rich best-educated revealed as 'super-working class'

Rich, well-educated men and women are working much longer hours than those on low incomes, according to a new working paper.


Compared to the 1970s when working hours were at their lowest, the best-educated men in continental Europe, for example, increased their overall work time from just over 8 hours 20 minutes per day (around 5 hours 50 minutes' paid work and 2 hours 30 minutes' unpaid housework, shopping and childcare) to 9 hours 10 minutes per day (6 hours 10 minutes' paid, 3 hours unpaid) – an increase of 20 minutes' paid work, together with 30 minutes more unpaid work.

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The working paper was written by the ESRC-funded Centre for Time Use Research (CTUR)


The article was published on 5 May 2014

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