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If UK children start school too early it could damage their learning for life

If UK children start school too early it could damage their learning for life | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In most EU countries, children start school at six or older. Are we hindering their development by beginning at five?

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MPs yearn for climate change talks but constituents unconcerned

MPs yearn for climate change talks but constituents unconcerned | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A university and think tank study of MPs has found that the issue of climate change rarely features amongst their constituents, who nevertheles
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This research was funded by ESRC.

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Radio 4 - Westminster Hour, Westminster Hour 4 February 2018

Radio 4 - Westminster Hour, Westminster Hour 4 February 2018 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Carolyn Quinn and guests discuss an important week for the Government and Brexit.
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This programme features UK in a Changing Europe, which is funded by ESRC

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Public History Prize 2018 Winners - RHS

Public History Prize 2018 Winners - RHS | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Winners of the 2018 Public History Prize were announced on Friday 26 January at the Mary Ward Centre in London. 

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A team of researchers who were funded through an ESRC 'Urgency' Grant in 2014-15 have been recognised for their contribution to public debate and policy by @RoyalHistSoc at its Public History Prize awards 2018.

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The myth of the 2017 'youthquake' election

The myth of the 2017 'youthquake' election | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
How the surge in youth turnout often cited as key to Labour's success didn't really happen.
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The British Election Study is funded by ESRC

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This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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Tory and Labour MPs at odds with party views over Brexit, poll finds

Tory and Labour MPs at odds with party views over Brexit, poll finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Divisions may spell more disruption when any final deal is presented to parliament
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UK in a Changing Europe is funded by ESRC.  

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The UK must do a better job of predicting future student numbers

The UK must do a better job of predicting future student numbers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Office for Budget Responsibility’s methodology is of incredibly low quality, says Nick Hillman
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Article cites findings from the Millennium Cohort Study, part of ESRC-funded CLOSER.

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This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service. 

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Normal people don’t join political parties

Normal people don’t join political parties | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End Institute has just published a short study called Grassroots, based on surveys conducted by YouGov for the ESRC-funded Party Members Project just after last year’s General Election.

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This article is based on findings from the ESRC-funded Party Members Project.

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Will the UK get a Brexit deal on research? That's the €160bn question | Ludovic Highman

Will the UK get a Brexit deal on research? That's the €160bn question | Ludovic Highman | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Eighteen months have passed since the EU referendum and the government’s position on science and research is no clearer – we need certainty
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Ludovic is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Global Higher Education, which is funded by ESRC. 

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Parents give children alcohol 'too young'

Parents give children alcohol 'too young' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Giving youngsters too many takeaways is also criticised as a health risk by the researchers.
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The Millennium Cohort Study is funded by ESRC.

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An end to 'want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness': why the Beveridge report flew off the shelves in 1942

An end to 'want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness': why the Beveridge report flew off the shelves in 1942 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Thousands queued to buy the report by William Beveridge that would lay the foundations for Britain's modern welfare state.

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Irene Hardill receives funding from the ESRC.

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'Stark increase' in overweight youngsters

'Stark increase' in overweight youngsters | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The highest rise in carrying excess weight occurs between the ages of seven and 11, data suggests.
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CLOSER (Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources)  is funded by ESRC.

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Traffic pollution putting unborn babies’ health at risk, experts warn

Traffic pollution putting unborn babies’ health at risk, experts warn | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Air pollution from road traffic is putting unborn babies' health at risk, according to a new study.

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This work was funded through the cross-research council Environmental Exposures & Health Initiative by the UK Natural Environment Research Council, Medical Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Department of Health.

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Bank of England warning over debt: borrowing puts UK at risk of Venezuela-style collapse, official warns

Bank of England warning over debt: borrowing puts UK at risk of Venezuela-style collapse, official warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britain cannot afford to borrow more without jeopardising the country’s financial stability, a senior Bank of England official has warned.

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This article references the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Which receives funding from ESRC.

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FE governors to be scrutinised by researchers | News

FE governors to be scrutinised by researchers | News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The study of governors, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, is timely because of college mergers, the research leader says
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Does having children make us care more about the environment?

Does having children make us care more about the environment? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Parents only want the best for their children, but caring for the environment doesn't happen overnight.
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This study used data from Understanding Society, which is funded by ESRC through its Centre for Longitudinal Studies. 

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Should politicians be randomly selected?, Westminster Hour - BBC Radio 4

Should politicians be randomly selected?, Westminster Hour - BBC Radio 4 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Should politicians be randomly selected?
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This study was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). 

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We'll live longer but suffer more ill-health by 2035, says study

We'll live longer but suffer more ill-health by 2035, says study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Number of old people suffering from four medical conditions to double in less than 20 years, researchers claim
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The research has been jointly funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the NHS’s research arm, the National Institute for Health Research.

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Income and gender among `major factors´ in political ambition - study

Income and gender among `major factors´ in political ambition - study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The study of 10,000 people in Britain found men were more than twice as likely as women to consider running for political office.
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This University of Bath study was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 

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Supporting research and new knowledge

Supporting research and new knowledge | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Martin Ince discusses the ESRC's support for research and new knowledge
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Martin Ince discusses the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) support for research and new knowledge

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University of Sheffield leads new research project to unlock the UK productivity puzzle | Sheffield Chamber of Commerce

University of Sheffield leads new research project to unlock the UK productivity puzzle | Sheffield Chamber of Commerce | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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The Economic and Social Research Council's Productivity Insights Network aims to improve our understanding of the factors affecting UK productivity.

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