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Men don't fib about having lots of lovers - they're just forgetful - research shows

Men don't fib about having lots of lovers - they're just forgetful - research shows | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Men who exaggerate the number of women they have slept with do not do it on purpose - a new study has found. According to researchers most men bed 14 women in their life - but usually guess the number.

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The Natsal study is funded by ESRC.

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Dozens of schools threaten to cut lessons short owing to budget cuts

Dozens of schools threaten to cut lessons short owing to budget cuts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Headteachers claimed they may have no choice but to close early on one or more days to cut down on staffing costs amid a budget squeeze. Danemill in Leicestershire was the first to make the move.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Supermarkets should set up slow checkout lanes for elderly shoppers

Supermarkets should set up slow checkout lanes for elderly shoppers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A report has suggested that supermarkets should set up special slow checkout lanes for older customers because they might value the chance of a chat when they do their shopping.

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The research was co-funded by the ESRC and the Food Standards Agency.

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Babies using gestures to communicate at a few months old

Babies using gestures to communicate at a few months old | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Babies begin to "talk" at just a few months old using gestures whose meaning is often overlooked by parents, say scientists.

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The article highlights findings from research carried out by the ESRC-funded International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD). The research will be the focus of an event during the Festival of Social Science 2016

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69,000 more East Europeans working in the UK than in 2014

69,000 more East Europeans working in the UK than in 2014 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

That rise of 30,000 since September 2014 – an increase of 16 per cent in a year – amounts to a devastating blow to the Government as it struggles to cut net migration to less than 100,000 a year

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Artilce cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory based at The University of Oxford

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Fast food outlets 'should hide salt shakers to improve people's diet'

Fast food outlets 'should hide salt shakers to improve people's diet' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Cities Institute at London Metropolitan University have created a toolkit which academics say can improve people's diets using 'health by stealth'.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded project based at London Metropolitan University


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Children with no access to a garden are 'more likely to become obese'

Children with no access to a garden are 'more likely to become obese' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Children from poor backgrounds, and those with educated parents living in poor areas were 38 per cent more likely to be obese at age seven.

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Article cites the ESRC funded Millenium Cohort Study based at the IOE London

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Workers earning £150k-plus face cut to pension annual allowance

Workers earning £150k-plus face cut to pension annual allowance | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The size of the annual allowance will be gradually reduced from £40k to £10k for those making £150k a year or more, it was announced in today's Budget.

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Article cites analysis from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Revealed: Britain's 10 most dangerous pedestrian crossings

Revealed: Britain's 10 most dangerous pedestrian crossings | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Oxford Street in London saw the most pedestrian injuries of any road in Britain. Busy shopping districts in Liverpool, Nottingham and Glasgow also have now notorious crossings.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) which is now known as the UK Data Service (UKDS)

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