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Proportion of mums in work 'up 50% since mid-1970s'

Proportion of mums in work 'up 50% since mid-1970s' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
But the increases have been largest among the partners of higher-earning men, says the IFS.
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This study was carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which is funded by the ESRC.

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Up to 100,000 children to miss out on free school meals because of government threshold, study finds

Up to 100,000 children to miss out on free school meals because of government threshold, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Up to 100,000 children from low-income families will lose out on free school meals because of the government’s method for setting the threshold at which pupils qualify, a new study has found.

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This study was published by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Geography should not determine social mobility

Geography should not determine social mobility | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Parental occupation, family income, early years education, “social capital” (ie who you know)… these are the sorts of things we traditionally look at when considering what shapes a child’s ability to do well at school and beyond.

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This piece by Former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg follows his speaking at the University of Bath / ESRC event ‘The Challenges of Improving Social Mobility’, which was held at the Resolution Foundation.

 

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Bank of England warning over debt: borrowing puts UK at risk of Venezuela-style collapse, official warns

Bank of England warning over debt: borrowing puts UK at risk of Venezuela-style collapse, official warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britain cannot afford to borrow more without jeopardising the country’s financial stability, a senior Bank of England official has warned.

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This article references the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Which receives funding from ESRC.

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If we’re serious about helping young buyers, hard choices lie ahead

If we’re serious about helping young buyers, hard choices lie ahead | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In last week’s budget, the chancellor expressed his determination to address plummeting home ownership rates for those in their 20s and 30s. His response was twofold. He committed to increase the rate of housebuilding to up to 300,000 new properties a year by the mid-2020s. He also scrapped stamp duty for most first-time buyers.

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Paul Johnson is Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.