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Britain's poorest set to suffer five years of ZERO income growth

Britain's poorest set to suffer five years of ZERO income growth | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Hit by planned cuts to benefits and tax credits, the proportion of children in relative poverty will rise, as will the number living in 'absolute poverty', the Institute for Fiscal Studies study said.
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This article refers to a study by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Approaching 70 can put spring in your step - study

Approaching 70 can put spring in your step - study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Feelings of well-being increase in the seventh decade of life, the longest-running study following the progress of people from birth has shown.
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Book looks at ESRC funded longitudinal studies.

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Bilinguals show poor insight into performance

A new study indicates that people who speak two languages (bilinguals) are less accurate than monolinguals at judging their performance.

 
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The study was funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the ESRC and found that bilinguals were 10% less accurate at evaluating their own performance. 

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Europe: the only certainty is uncertainty | Economia

Europe: the only certainty is uncertainty | Economia | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Why the choice over the referendum is more emotional than informed. For sceptics and fans of Europe alike, 2016 promises to be the year of reckoning for Britain’s position in (or out) of the EU."

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LSE Centre of Economic Performance (ESRC-funded) offers a range of scenarios for Britain based on different deals with Europe.

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This amazing map shows where your surname is most popular across the UK

This amazing map shows where your surname is most popular across the UK | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
How popular is your surname around different parts of the UK?
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ESRC-funded academics from University College London have used geographical data from the Consumer Data Research Centre to build a website which generates a heat map of the country based on the prevalence of your surname.

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IFB Gaming's curator insight, March 2, 2016 2:19 AM

ESRC-funded academics from University College London have used geographical data from the Consumer Data Research Centre to build a website which generates a heat map of the country based on the prevalence of your surname.

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UK migration: Six myths about immigration debunked as latest figures show fall in non-EU arrivals - Times of India

UK migration: Six myths about immigration debunked as latest figures show fall in non-EU arrivals - Times of India | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Six myths about immigration debunked as latest figures show fall in non-EU arrivals. Migrants gets extra attention or benefits are also explored and with facts collected from various agencies of the United Kingdom the myths are debunked.
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"Immigrants, especially in recent years, tend to be younger and better educated than the UK-born and less likely to be unemployed," the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance at LSE concluded in a separate report.

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Nature or nurture?

Nature or nurture? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
On Start the Week Mary-Ann Sieghart asks why some people succeed while others fail. She talks to the journalist Helen Pearson about the Life Project, a study of the health, wellbeing and life chances of thousands of British children, started in 1946. 
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Journalist Helen Pearson has written a book 'The Life Project', which looks at the ESRC-funded Birth Cohort Study on the health, wellbeing and life chances of thousands of British children. The study started in 1946. 

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The Life Project: what makes some people happy, healthy and successful – and others not?

The Life Project: what makes some people happy, healthy and successful – and others not? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The factors that most affect our life chances are revealed as the first group of British babies followed in a remarkable cradle-to-grave study turns 70
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Journalist Helen Pearson has written a book 'The Life Project', which looks at the ESRC-funded Birth Cohort Study on the health, wellbeing and life chances of thousands of British children. The study started in 1946. 

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Brexit could wipe 20% off the pound amid referendum turmoil, warns HSBC

Brexit could wipe 20% off the pound amid referendum turmoil, warns HSBC | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Warning comes as the pound falls below $1.39 against the dollar
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Analysis by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics has also dismissed the Leave campaign analysis that the UK economy would be unaffected.

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Crisis or opportunity? How European countries use refugees for political gain

Crisis or opportunity? How European countries use refugees for political gain | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Old grudges and European aspirations are driving this narrative – never mind how many people die in the process.
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Author, Professor Heaven Crawley is one of eight academics to be leading studies as part of the ESRC's Mediterranean Migration Research Programme.

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Do different generations of immigrants think differently?

Do different generations of immigrants think differently? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"A new study of London's Bangladeshi community finds that cultural assimilation changes how people engage with the world."


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ESRC-funded 'Thinking Styles Project' from Alex Mesoudi of Exeter Uni identifies that cultural assimilation changes how people engage with the world.

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Police ‘need training’ to improve treatment of people with autism

Police ‘need training’ to improve treatment of people with autism | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research finds contact with the law leaves 69% of people with autism troubled by how they were treated
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This research was funded by the ESRC.

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250-year-old research methodology helps solve 21st Century population questions

Researchers have published an article arguing that Bayesian methodology, a statistical tool from the 18th Century, is vital in providing solutions to many difficult statistical problems, particularly those presented by 21st Century population studies.

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ESRC Centre for Population Change at University of Southampton and Statistics New Zealand published this work.

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Do you have a British name? Site claims to guess where your family originates - and it reveals how common your name is

Do you have a British name? Site claims to guess where your family originates - and it reveals how common your name is | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Designed by geographers at UCL, the map uses data from the Consumer Data Research Centre to return where the surname is most concentrated in the UK, in comparison to the general population of the area.
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This research was funded by the ESRC

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Public health: Tracing the social roots of health 

Public health: Tracing the social roots of health  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Andrew Steptoe applauds a cogent exploration of Britain's groundbreaking longitudinal birth-cohort studies.
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'The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of Our Ordinary Lives' - which focussed on ESRC-funded longitudinal studies.

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Homes In Calais' Refugee Camp Reveal Stories, Hopes and Dreams

Homes In Calais' Refugee Camp Reveal Stories, Hopes and Dreams | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
"When I am here I want my Calais home to be nice so it reminds me of my home in Sudan."
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ESRC gets a direct mention of support for UK research project in October into Calais refuge camp. 

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Nine out of ten economists say Brexit will damage economy

Nine out of ten economists say Brexit will damage economy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
An overwhelming majority of economists at British universities believe that the debate around the UK leaving the EU will be damaging both to the value of the pound and the economy as a whole, according to a newly published survey.

More than 90 per cent of the academics questioned by the Centre for Macroeconomics at the London School of Economics agreed that the possibility of Brexit would cause uncertainty in the markets and pose other economic risks.
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ESRC-funded Centre for Macroeconomics questioned UK economists on the topic of Brexit.  

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Police ‘need training’ to improve treatment of people with autism

Dr Katie Maras of University of Bath talks to BBC Bristol about how the police deal with autism
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The research was funded by the ESRC. 

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Unhappy child, unhealthy adult

Unhappy child, unhealthy adult | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
How traumatic experiences in childhood contribute to poor health and shorter lives.
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This programme explores the relationship between adverse events in early life and the development of cancers and other diseases in later life and features the ESRC funded Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies (CFAS). The ESRC and MRC have been funding biosocial data collection that can be used for just this sort of research for decades. In July 2015 ESRC and BBSRC announced £3m co-funded research projects exploring the impact of early life experiences on health outcomes.

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Health study – why we owe so much to the class of ’46

Health study – why we owe so much to the class of ’46 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A group of Britons have had all aspects of their life probed. Now, as they turn 70, they will provide vital clues about dementia
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New book, The Life Project, pulls in data from the ESRC-funded Birth Cohort Study.

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This map will tell you where your surname is most popular in the UK

This map will tell you where your surname is most popular in the UK | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Economic and Social Research Council funded map also tells you where you might have met your partner.
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It was developed by UCL and is part of a wider project by the Economic and Social Research Council to see whether our surnames are linked to geographical locations.

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Voters are sceptical about Europe, but that doesn't mean they'll vote for Brexit

Voters are sceptical about Europe, but that doesn't mean they'll vote for Brexit | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Survey shows voters want change in the EU but that economic uncertainty may well lead them to vote to remain.
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John Curtice is funded as a Senior Fellow on the Economic and Social Research Council's, 'The UK in a Changing Europe' programme.

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Changing behaviour and mixed ethnicity

Changing behaviour and mixed ethnicity | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The number of mixed ethnicity children born in the UK is growing. Research to date has shown that coming from a mixed ethnicity background has no impact on the likelihood of a child having behaviour problems. But a new report tells a different story. 

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A study by ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies at UCL finds mixed ethnicity children can display

behavioral problems. 

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Lucas Olive's curator insight, April 20, 2017 10:57 PM
This article relates to what we've been learning in class because it explains how coming from multiple ethnicities can affect your way of life and how you act, especially as a kid, growing up with different backgrounds/cultures. This relates because we've been learning about ethnicity and how it can lead to bad things like war and ethnic cleansing. My opinion on this is that ethnicity is very important to a person and that can sometimes lead to bad things.
Lilly Johnson's curator insight, April 21, 2017 9:35 AM
This relates to our chapter because there are many different ethnicities in every country and everyone should be proud of their ethnicity.  
Aaron Evans's curator insight, April 25, 2017 10:17 PM
Do you think ethnicity has something to do with behavior? " at age 3, most mixed ethnicity children had fewer problem behaviors compared with their non mixed counterparts". Having mixed ethnicity could be a reason for behavior. But the difference between black Caribbean children and their non mixed counterparts. 
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A grown-up conversation about children and porn online starts here

A grown-up conversation about children and porn online starts here | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The debate around around children and online porn is more than just requiring sites ask their age.
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ESRC-funded researchers Dr Victoria Nash and Dr Cicely Marston are among writers of this piece.

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Crisis or opportunity? How European countries use refugees for political gain

Crisis or opportunity? How European countries use refugees for political gain | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Old grudges and European aspirations are driving this narrative – never mind how many people die in the process.
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ESRC-funded Heaven Crawley (Coventry Uni) finds that the “migration crisis has rather less to do with the movement of people and rather more to do with the geopolitics of the EU."

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