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Public sector workers still earn more than private sector counterparts

Public sector workers still earn more than private sector counterparts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Public sector workers still earn more than those in the private sector despite years of pay freezes and austerity, new analysis revealed today.

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The article refers to findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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UK Data Service's curator insight, March 28, 2017 4:46 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.


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Could quitting the customs union bring 400k jobs to the UK?

Could quitting the customs union bring 400k jobs to the UK? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Quitting the customs union could generate almost 400,000 jobs in the UK thanks to new free trade deals, a pro-Brexit campaign group has claimed.

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The article quotes Jonathan Portes, senior fellow of the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative

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Job loss could lead to decade of distrust

A new study has explored that losing one's job scars trust to such an extent that even finding new work may not reverse it. The study conducted at University of Manchester suggested that people who lose their jobs are less willing to trust others for up to a decade after being laid-off. 

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Article cites ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellow, Dr Laurence at The University of Manchester.

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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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Labour extends job guarantee plan

Labour extends job guarantee plan | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Labour's flagship jobs guarantee would be in place throughout the next Parliament, paid for by a bank bonus tax and a squeeze on high-earners' pension pots, the party said.
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This article quotes analysis by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS). The IFS is supported by the ESRC.

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Why Liverpool beats London as the top UK city to find a job

Why Liverpool beats London as the top UK city to find a job | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In terms of cost of living, doing business, and finding a job, Liverpool wins out against the capital. Here's why.

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Figures in the article were compiled by the ESRC-funded Enterprise Research Centre

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Labour accused of 'sneaking out' a major cut to Jobs Growth Wales

Labour accused of 'sneaking out' a major cut to Jobs Growth Wales | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Welsh Government’s flagship job creation programme – Jobs Growth Wales – has quietly halved its subsidy to participating employers from 100% of young people’s wages to 50%.

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The article refers to a report co-written by the ESRC-funded Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD)

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Big jobs boost helping recovery as 70,000 workers taken on each month 

Big jobs boost helping recovery as 70,000 workers taken on each month  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British companies are taking on around 70,000 workers a month following a 'reassuringly robust' start to the year, according to figures published yesterday.

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

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Government has acknowledged that entrepreneurs are society's wealth creators

Government has acknowledged that entrepreneurs are society's wealth creators | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies released a report last month showing that, in London, eight private sector jobs have been created for every public sector job lost since 2010.

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The Institute of Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC.

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