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French academic Thomas Piketty says Germany has failed to learn from history

French academic Thomas Piketty says Germany has failed to learn from history | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

One of the world’s most influential economists has said that German conservatives are on course to destroy Europe with their commitment to continent-wide austerity.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Macroeconomics

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: Children born after the Iron Curtain fell have worse parents, study claims

Fall of the Berlin Wall: Children born after the Iron Curtain fell have worse parents, study claims | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A generation of Germans born in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall suffered poor parenting from "risk loving" mothers and fathers, according to a new study.
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Article refers to research being presented at an ESRC Festival of Social Science event.

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Family background more important for a good graduate job in the UK than Germany

Family background more important for a good graduate job in the UK than Germany | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Comparing the situation in the UK and Germany is a useful way of understanding the ways through which graduates from higher social backgrounds get better jobs when they finish university.

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The article was written by Professor Cristina Iannelli and Markus Klein, both of whom have received ESRC-funding under grant ES/K006460/1.

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