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Income and gender among `major factors´ in political ambition - study

Income and gender among `major factors´ in political ambition - study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The study of 10,000 people in Britain found men were more than twice as likely as women to consider running for political office.
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This University of Bath study was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 

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Provider Platform: supporting older workers makes sense

The appointment of Ros Altman as “business champion for older workers” in July saw a real shift in the way the Government wants us to view our 50+ year old employees.

 

Until recently much of the debate around older workers has been focused on what our senior colleagues can’t do. The task of the new business champion is to challenge such outdated perceptions and get us thinking about what older employees can do and not what they can’t. 

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The article cites the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), which receives ESRC funding.

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Normal people don’t join political parties

Normal people don’t join political parties | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End Institute has just published a short study called Grassroots, based on surveys conducted by YouGov for the ESRC-funded Party Members Project just after last year’s General Election.

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This article is based on findings from the ESRC-funded Party Members Project.

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Researchers examine feelings and health of old people in societies

People aged 70 and over who identify themselves as 'old' feel worse about their own health in societies where they perceive they have lower value than younger age groups.
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The article discusses findings from European Social Survey data. The ESRC provided funding for the European Social Survey.

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