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Wales research body receives £7m grant to launch voluntary sector centre

Wales research body receives £7m grant to launch voluntary sector centre | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Ian Rees Jones, director of Wiserd, says the centre will study of the changing nature of civil society in the context of devolved governments and social and economic changeThe Economic and Social Research Council has awarded a £7m grant to carry out research on the voluntary sector to the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods.
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New research: Unhappy teachers will take 10% pay cut to escape profession

New research: Unhappy teachers will take 10% pay cut to escape profession | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Teachers are willing to take a 10-per-cent pay cut to escape the profession and allow themselves more free time

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Understanding Society is funded by ESRC. 

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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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Giving children regular bedtimes stops them getting 'jet lag'

Giving children regular bedtimes stops them getting 'jet lag' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Children with an irregular bedtime performed worse on cognitive tests, had worse behaviour and were more likely to be obese than others.

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Prof Yvonne Kelly is Deputy Director of the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies

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How your blood may predict your future health

How your blood may predict your future health | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New research into bloodstream ‘biomarkers’ aims to unlock the full impact of social status on people’s lifetime health outcomes. The key is exposure to stress

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The study is being carried out at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) using data from the Understanding Society study - both ESRC-funded.

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Twice as many poor students attend universities since fees started

Twice as many poor students attend universities since fees started | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Since fees were introduced at universities in 1997, the amount of students from the bottom fifth of incomes has increased from 10  to 20 per cent.

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The article refers to a study by the ESRC-funded Centre for Global Higher Education

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Meet the neuroscientists researching charity giving

Meet the neuroscientists researching charity giving | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Earlier this month fundraisers met researchers at the University of Sussex to find out how neuroscience techniques could help them to understand better how and why people give to charity.

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The Festival of Social Science is our annual week long celebration of the social sciences. This year 309 events took place across the UK.

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The decline of the gradable adverb: 'quite', 'rather' and 'fairly' are becoming a relic of the past

The decline of the gradable adverb: 'quite', 'rather' and 'fairly' are becoming a relic of the past | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Tip-toeing around a subject, doing one’s best to avoid causing offence, and taking a little longer than necessary to get to the point are all quintessentially British conversational habits.
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This research was carried out by researchers at the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

 
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Millennials have spicier sex lives than their parents

Millennials have spicier sex lives than their parents | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
They are less likely than previous generations to drink, take drugs and commit crimes, but millennials are more willing to experiment in the bedroom, according
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National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

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Teenagers 'sext' to test whether they can trust each other, study finds

Teenagers 'sext' to test whether they can trust each other, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Teenagers engage in “sexting” to test whether they can trust each other, a study has found.
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This is event is part of the ESRC's Festival of Social Science. 

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Tales of Tudor accidents coming to Oxford Museum

Tales of Tudor accidents coming to Oxford Museum | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
TALES of Tudor mishaps are set to entertain audiences at Oxford Museum.
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This research was funded by ESRC. 

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The menopause: dreaded, derided and seldom discussed

What if the menopause was something we thought positively about or were able to discuss openly without fear of derision?

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Dr Isabel de Salis receives ESRC funding.  

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North-south divide edges down the map

North-south divide edges down the map | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The long-held view that the north starts at Watford Gap may soon be backed by science, as the line that divides northerners and southerners creeps ever nearer t
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The Popchange project was funded by ESRC.

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Bangor University puts poverty under the spotlight

Bangor University puts poverty under the spotlight | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Public event featuring discussion and drama takes place on November 8 as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science

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This event is part of the 2017 ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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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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Austerity's effects are driving social workers to tears - it's why we must protest

Austerity's effects are driving social workers to tears - it's why we must protest | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Our campaign against cuts will not cease until public services get the investment they desperately need.

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This article refers to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from ESRC.

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Is it right to say people caught in a terror scare 'panic'?

Is it right to say people caught in a terror scare 'panic'? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There is evidence to suggest people fleeing an alert are being reasonable - and saving lives.

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This article features ESRC-funded research carried out by John Drury and Stephen Reicher (grants ES/N01068X/1 and RES-000-23-0446)

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If we’re serious about helping young buyers, hard choices lie ahead

If we’re serious about helping young buyers, hard choices lie ahead | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In last week’s budget, the chancellor expressed his determination to address plummeting home ownership rates for those in their 20s and 30s. His response was twofold. He committed to increase the rate of housebuilding to up to 300,000 new properties a year by the mid-2020s. He also scrapped stamp duty for most first-time buyers.

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Paul Johnson is Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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How cult leader Charles Manson was able to manipulate his 'family' to commit murder

How cult leader Charles Manson was able to manipulate his 'family' to commit murder | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Charles Manson, who has died aged 83, was a cult leader par excellence.
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Co-author Rod Dubrow-Marshall received funding from ESRC for the recent Festival of Social Science  event "Coercive Persuasion in the Era of Fake News".

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Sheffield dementia victims make friends with chickens to help combat loneliness

Sheffield dementia victims make friends with chickens to help combat loneliness | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

People living with dementia in Sheffield have been making friends with chickens - in a bid to combat loneliness.

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This event is part of the ESRC's Festival of Social Science 2017.

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British Mums getting back to work thanks to grandparents childcare

British Mums getting back to work thanks to grandparents childcare | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

· A new study finds that grandparent childcare is helping mums get back to work · Extent of grandparent childcare higher than previously thought 

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CLOSER 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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Study shows therapeutic impact of neighbourliness on dementia

Study shows therapeutic impact of neighbourliness on dementia | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New research is showing how being connected with their local community has reaped enormous benefits for people with dementia.

Research Associate Sarah Campbell, from The University of Manchester, says familiarity with people in local shops, cafes and even on the street, was crucial to the participants of the study.

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This research is funded by ESRC and the event i part of ESRC's Festival of Social Science 2017

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It's time that men stopped letting work define our identities

It's time that men stopped letting work define our identities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
As technology evolves, we'll all need to rethink what we do. But the question is particularly pressing for men
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The What Works Centre for Wellbeing is funded by ESRC (subscription website).  

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New chair to speak at debate on global grand challenges

New chair to speak at debate on global grand challenges | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Professor Shamit Saggar, the new chair of the Campaign for Social Science, will join a high profile panel to explore the role social science research in tackling some of the global grand challenges.

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The event is part of ESRC's Festival of Social Science 2017. 

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