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BBC Radio 4 - PM, 14/04/2014

Coverage and analysis of the day's news. 

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Features insight from Carl Emmerson of the IFS on 'Dynamic scoring'  25.42- 29.12.

The IFS receives funding from the 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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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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UK Data Service's curator insight, December 18, 2017 5:34 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.


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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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UK Data Service's curator insight, December 18, 2017 5:33 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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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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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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Moocs can still bring higher education to those who really need it

Moocs can still bring higher education to those who really need it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It may be five years since Moocs went mainstream, but Diana Laurillard and Eileen Kennedy believe they still have the potential to reach the hard-to-reach

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The Centre for Global Higher Education is funded by ESRC. (Paywall)

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Grammar: Over-simplifications by teachers 'hinder' pupils

Grammar: Over-simplifications by teachers 'hinder' pupils | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
There is more emphasis on 'grammatical acrobatics' than on good writing, according to a three-year study from the University of Exeter
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This study was funded by ESRC. 

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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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