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India’s ‘generation nowhere’ students back controversial Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi to become India's next PM

India’s ‘generation nowhere’ students back controversial Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi to become India's next PM | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As the Indian elections reach their climax,  which of the main contenders in the Indian elections are most likely to tackle the triple-headed problem of underdevelopment, unemployment, and corruption?

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The author of this report, Craig Jeffrey, receives funding from the Economic and Social Research Council. 


Article dated 21 April 2014.

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Understanding the challenges affecting Africa’s water economy

Understanding the challenges affecting Africa’s water economy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

According to ReCirculate, 50% of Africans live in areas without adequate water and the number is expected to grow to 800 million people by 2025.

 

Joining CNBC Africa to discuss the challenges of Africa's water economy are Professor Nigel Paul Director for Global Eco-innovation at Lancaster University, Professor Kirk Semple, Director for International Engagement at the Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University and Akanimo Odon, Africa Strategy Adviser for the Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University.

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Director of ReCirculate, Nigel Paul and his colleague Kirk Semple were interviewed about the project on CNBC Africa.

 

ReCirculate is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund, and managed on behalf of UKRI by ESRC.

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Fishing communities ‘must feel the economic benefits of leaving the EU’ - Yorkshire Post

Fishing communities ‘must feel the economic benefits of leaving the EU’ - Yorkshire Post | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

'Any economic benefits that come from leaving the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) under Brexit must be felt in the communities that depend on the sector.' A new report from the UK in a Changing Europe project has called for an assessment of how fishing communities will be affected by leaving the EU.

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UK in a Changing Europe is an ESRC-funded thinktank that promotes rigorous, high-quality and independent research into the complex and ever changing relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU).

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The Toddlers Who Took on Dementia

The Toddlers Who Took on Dementia | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Series charting a unique experiment run by psychologists at Bangor University to unearth whether the company of young children can help fight the effects of dementia.

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The 'Creating a Dementia Supportive Practice Community' project is funded by Bangor University’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA).

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Why we should measure misery to focus on improving the nation’s wellbeing

Why we should measure misery to focus on improving the nation’s wellbeing | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Recently there has been a lot of focus on intergenerational equity. The concentration of housing wealth in the older generation will create serious problems for “generation rent”. Yet there is a broader measure of inequality that deserves far more attention, namely that of our own perceived wellbeing. However rich a society, there are always some left behind and surely our attention should be directed towards improving their lives.

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This comment piece refers to new findings from a report by the ESRC funded What Works Centre for Wellbeing.

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We need to better understand trends such as home deliveries

We need to better understand trends such as home deliveries | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As a major supermarket joins the trend for using electric cargo bikes for its delivery services, changes in general travel trends need much more careful scrutiny, say researchers.

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This study was funded by the ESRC.

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Scotland leads world with new approach to missing people by listening to those who come back

Scotland leads world with new approach to missing people by listening to those who come back | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

About 99 per cent of the 23,000 people who were reported missing in Scotland in the past year were found within a month.

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Parr was given an award by the Economic and Social Research Council in 2015 for her work on the subject.

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Proportion of mums in work 'up 50% since mid-1970s'

Proportion of mums in work 'up 50% since mid-1970s' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
But the increases have been largest among the partners of higher-earning men, says the IFS.
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This study was carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which is funded by the ESRC.

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The school that shows good food is not just for posh kids

The school that shows good food is not just for posh kids | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
In England’s poorest town, schools are teaching their children to embrace a healthy diet, says Guardian columnist Aditya Chakraborrty
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This article quotes Professor Kevin Morgan. In 2013 he and Dr Roberta Sonnino were awarded the ESRC Impact Award for outstanding impact on public policy for their research on the creative procurement of school food in Italy, the UK and the US.

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Loneliness linked to major life setbacks for millennials, study says 

Loneliness linked to major life setbacks for millennials, study says  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Lonely millennials found to be more likely to have mental health problems and be out of work
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This study was carried out by academics including ESRC

Mental Health Leadership Fellow, Professor Louise Arseneault.

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Bedtime: How going to sleep at irregular times could be harmful to kids

Bedtime: How going to sleep at irregular times could be harmful to kids | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research has pointed to that it is not just the amount of sleep a child gets which matters. According to a large study carried out by UCL’s International Centre for Lifecourse Studies, which has followed the lives of some 20,000 children since the turn of the century, it looks like just as important as sleep is having a regular bedtime throughout the first decade of a child's life.

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International Centre for Lifecourse Studies is funded by the ESRC.

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Sugar tax: Will paying more for fizzy drinks and alcohol make us healthier?

Sugar tax: Will paying more for fizzy drinks and alcohol make us healthier? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The price of some unhealthy drinks is about to go up - in the hope that we will make "better" choices.
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This piece is written by Kate Smith, Senior Research Economist, at the Institute for Fiscal Studies - funded by the ESRC.

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Seven winners from Twyford C of E reflect society today in pictures

Seven winners from Twyford C of E reflect society today in pictures | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Seven students from the same Acton school won prizes in a national photography competition for people aged 14-18.

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Holly Humphrey, Soren Harrison, Olivia England, Florence Noon, Olivia Fernandes, Shaheena Uddin and Julia Koutas, from Twyford C of E High School , were all winners in the Economic and Social Research Council’s photographic competition, The Bigger Picture.

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Grammar school success 'down to privilege' - study

Grammar school success 'down to privilege' - study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Grammar schools achieve better results only because of more able, wealthier pupils, a study suggests.
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This research was funded by the ESRC.

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Are universities engines or products of economic growth?

Are universities engines or products of economic growth? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
To what extent can universities drive economic development – or vice versa? Rachael Pells explores the ways in which higher education and economic success interact
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Anna Valero, who comments in the article, is an ESRC innovation fellow at the London School of Economics.

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Britain and EU's ongoing war of words – Brexit Means … podcast | Politics | The Guardian

Britain and EU's ongoing war of words – Brexit Means … podcast | Politics | The Guardian | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Professor Anand Menon, director of the thinktank UK in a Changing Europe, joins Jon Henley to discuss the ongoing Brexit negotiations and what kind of deal might be achievable.

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UK in a Changing Europe is an ESRC-funded thinktank that promotes rigorous, high-quality and independent research into the complex and ever changing relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU).

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Radio 4 - Climate Change and Me, 25/05/2018

Radio 4 - Climate Change and Me, 25/05/2018 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Richard Dawson on the UK's engineering infrastructure, flooding and climate change.

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Professor Richard Dawson, Director of ESRC-funded iBuild discusses the UK's engineering infrastructure, flooding and climate change on Radio 4's 'Climate Change and Me'. 

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14 ways to be a good 21st-century grandparent

14 ways to be a good 21st-century grandparent | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
It is often said that being a parent doesn’t come with a manual, but ­neither does one plop on to your doormat the moment your first grandchild is born.
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This story features a project from  The Millennium Cohort Study, which shows one in four British girls suffers from depression by 14. Dr Liang says that grandparents are crucial (along with parents) in bolstering children’s mental resilience. 

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People much less likely to move home than in 1970s

People much less likely to move home than in 1970s | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Census data reveals that people are much less likely to move home than in previous generations.
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This research has been carried out by Dr Ian Shuttleworth, Director of the ESRC-funded Northern Ireland Census Longitudinal Study.

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National Child Development Study: At 11, these kids tried to predict their future. Did they get it right?

National Child Development Study: At 11, these kids tried to predict their future. Did they get it right? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In 1969 10,000 children were asked to write essays predicting what lay ahead. Three of them, now 60, explain how those dreams matched reality.

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The National Child Development Study is part of the ESRC-funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

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New study aiming to improve workplace wellbeing practices

New study aiming to improve workplace wellbeing practices | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Where is your business on the workplace wellbeing journey?
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This study is funded by the ESRC.

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