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Better information could encourage disadvantaged students to apply for university

Better information could encourage disadvantaged students to apply for university | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Better information could encourage disadvantaged students to apply for university
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ESRC funds Understanding Society.

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When gold prices go up, so does the cost of a dowry – and baby girl survival rates in India fall

When gold prices go up, so does the cost of a dowry – and baby girl survival rates in India fall | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Increases in gold prices on world commodities markets are linked to fewer surviving girls in India. This is related to gold often being part of bridal dowries.
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ESRC funds the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex.

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World-leading research at University of Essex recognised at Buckingham Palace

World-leading research at University of Essex recognised at Buckingham Palace | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
World-leading social science research at the University of Essex has been recognised with the presentation of a prestigious award at Buckingham Palace.
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The award recognises the work of ISER which has built a global reputation since being established in 1989 and has attracted significant funding support from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Unhappy holidays: When are children happiest? When at school, research suggests

Unhappy holidays: When are children happiest? When at school, research suggests | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

English schoolchildren enjoy 13 weeks of holiday a year. To jaded office workers (and perhaps the Green Party—see article) that may sound ideal. Indeed, few children complain that they spend too much time away from exams, homework and the possibility of detention.

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This article refers to the UK Household Longitudinal Study and the Institute for Social and Economic Research, who receive funding from the ESRC.

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Women are worriers and men get angry: How the sexes deal with marriage

Women are worriers and men get angry: How the sexes deal with marriage | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers found that in a long term marriage, women worry and become sad and frustrated. Men, however, simply get frustrated.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

based at the ISER

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Is this the secret to a lasting marriage?

Is this the secret to a lasting marriage? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers in Canada found happily married women were more sensitive to their husband’s unexpected positive emotions than to their negative ones.
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The research cited in this article used data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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Why single mothers are more likely to get ill when they get older

Why single mothers are more likely to get ill when they get older | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Evidence shows lone mothers suffer from poorer health on average than women with partners. But the situation isn't as clear cut as this might suggest.
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Could spending pounds on better infrastructure shave Ibs of the nation's waistline?

Switching from public transport to travelling to work by car is associated with an average weight gain of one kilo per person.

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The findings in the study are based on responses to the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey (BHPS).

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Commuters who walk, cycle or take transit likelier to shed some extra flab

A new study has suggested that switching from driving to work to using public transport, walking, or cycling might help commuters shed weight within a couple of years. 

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey,

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Walking or cycling to work can help you lose weight

Walking or cycling to work can help you lose weight | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Using public transport, cycling or walking, instead of driving to work, could help people shed pounds, a new study has found.

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Article cites the ESRC British Household Panel Survey based at the University of Essex

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Sunny days make British office workers sad

Sunny days make British office workers sad | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

After millennia of coping with grey clouds, sleet, fog and other “bad” weather, humans have learned to cope. Happiness is not correlated to whether the sun is shining, according to research.

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