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Scottish Independance: Yes or No, questions will continue

Londons dominance of the rest of the UK will be questioned regardless od the referendum outcome.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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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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Teenagers explore a changing world with their camera

Teenagers explore a changing world with their camera | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A pictorial record of how the modern world is shaping young people and the lives of their communities.
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How do social issues shape our lives?

A group of teenage photographers attempted to answer this question with their cameras. Each 14-to-18-year-old submitted a picture to the Economic and Social Research Council photographic competition encapsulating how the world is changing and how it affects them, their families, friends and communities as a whole.

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Care home staff say neglect is ‘common’ but driven by pressure

Care home staff say neglect is ‘common’ but driven by pressure | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread and appear to be driven by workload pressures and burn out.
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The study was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research. It forms part of the wider UCL MARQUE cohort study, which is also looking into cost-effective interventions to improve care for the more than two thirds of care homes residents with dementia.

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Lack of diversity inspires students’ award-winning photographs

Lack of diversity inspires students’ award-winning photographs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The lack of diversity in the media is reflected in a thought-provoking photo by a Norfolk student, which has won the top prize in a national competition.
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Reepham High School and College student Maddy Turner was the overall winner in the ESRC'S 'The Bigger Picture' competition.

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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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Just one more ash dieback spore could push European ash trees to the brink

Just one more ash dieback spore could push European ash trees to the brink | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Europe's ash dieback epidemic could well have been caused by just one or two mushroom-like fruiting bodies of a fungal pathogen from Asia, according to a comprehensive genome sequencing effort. This leaves even the most resistant ash trees at threat from the introduction of just one more spore from East Asia.
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This research is co-funded by the ESRC and BBSRC.

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People don’t save enough for retirement because they live longer than they think they will, research finds

People don’t save enough for retirement because they live longer than they think they will, research finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
People live longer than they think they will, potentially harming their ability to save adequately for their retirement, new research has found.
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This research was carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which is funded by the ESRC,

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Up to 100,000 children to miss out on free school meals because of government threshold, study finds

Up to 100,000 children to miss out on free school meals because of government threshold, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Up to 100,000 children from low-income families will lose out on free school meals because of the government’s method for setting the threshold at which pupils qualify, a new study has found.

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This study was published by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Teenager’s photo of Holocaust memorial wins national award

Teenager’s photo of Holocaust memorial wins national award | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A photograph of a Berlin Holocaust memorial by an Essex schoolboy has won a national award.

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The image, entitled Memorial Remembers, won the prize in the social media category of the 2018 Bigger Picture awards, run by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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