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Study claims only THREE PER CENT of 14-year-olds have lost their virginity | Daily

Study claims only THREE PER CENT of 14-year-olds have lost their virginity | Daily | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers from University College London and the University of Glasgow used data from 11,000 children born in the UK between September 2000 and January 2002.
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Persistent poverty affects one in five UK children – study

Persistent poverty affects one in five UK children – study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Persistent poverty affects one in five children in the UK, according to a new study."

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Persistent poverty affects one in five UK children – study

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Disruptive Start ups Are Key For U.K. Growth

Disruptive Start ups Are Key For U.K. Growth | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Few graduates launch their own business after graduating. Where traditional financing isn’t often a viable option, Dr Robert Phillips at Alliance Manchester Business School outlines alternative funding models that can give disruptive start-ups the chance to reach their potential.
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ESRC funds the Enterprise Research Centre.

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Set curfew for online money lending, say academics

Set curfew for online money lending, say academics | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research says late-night online access to credit means people borrow more than they can afford to repay.
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This ESRC-funded research by Newcastle University researchers warns how 'digital' credit services are fueling borrowing and spending on impulse. 

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Stress from poverty 'over-medicalised'

Stress from poverty 'over-medicalised' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Community support groups are a powerful way of tackling mental distress - but they are being lost, a report says.
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ESRC has funded Dr Felicity Thomas' research. 

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Martyn Evans: A new housing policy narrative can drive both economic growth and increase fairness

Martyn Evans: A new housing policy narrative can drive both economic growth and increase fairness | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Martyn Evans shares some of the key themes from last month’s Scottish Housing Policy Conference 2019, co-hosted by CaCHE and Policy Scotland, the theme of which was ‘Housing and Inclusive Growth: Revitalising Connections’.

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ESRC funds CACHE

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Par Equity backs Northern Irish tech companies - Business Insider

Par Equity backs Northern Irish tech companies - Business Insider | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A total of £3.2 million has been invested in Plotbox and Datactics in a bid by the two companies to progress to scale
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ESRC funds the Enterprise Research Centre. 

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Brits Are Having Less Sex Than Previous Generations, According To This New National Survey

Brits Are Having Less Sex Than Previous Generations, According To This New National Survey | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
It's a truth universally acknowledged that everyone thinks everyone else is having more sex than them. However much you're having, there's always someone out there who seems to be at it a lot more than you. However, a recent national survey would…
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The power of music: Vicky McClure's dementia choir

The power of music: Vicky McClure's dementia choir | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
There's evidence music can ameliorate symptoms of dementia - and also bring vital moments of joy.
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ESRC funds Professor Sebastian Crutch, quoted in this article.

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James Kirkup: Society does not properly value the skill required for high-level apprenticeships

James Kirkup: Society does not properly value the skill required for high-level apprenticeships | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Those who choose not to go to university deserve a better deal, writes James Kirkup from the Social Market Foundation
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ESRC works closely with the SMF on the Ask the Expert series. 

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Fair access means admitting more applicants with lower grades | Wonkhe | Comment

Fair access means admitting more applicants with lower grades | Wonkhe | Comment | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The evidence is clear: contextualised admissions will improve access to selective universities. Stephen Gorard, Vikki Boliver and Nadia Siddiqui explain.
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ESRC has funded this research.

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New tools bring unique insights for policymakers and planners - UK Construction Online

ITRC is a consortium of 7 leading UK universities investigating ways to improve infrastructure systems performance.
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ESRC funds Understanding Society. 

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Aberdeen University begins research into kelp dredging and politics

Aberdeen University begins research into kelp dredging and politics | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A row over commercial kelp dredging on Scotland’s west coast has inspired a new research project from an Aberdeen university.
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Jailed mothers: The 'terrible damage' to children

Jailed mothers: The 'terrible damage' to children | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
With 17,000 children a year separated from jailed mothers in England and Wales, some MPs want change.
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This story features insight from ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize finalist Shona Minson from the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford

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