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Jailed mothers: The 'terrible damage' to children

Jailed mothers: The 'terrible damage' to children | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
With 17,000 children a year separated from jailed mothers in England and Wales, some MPs want change.
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This story features insight from ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize finalist Shona Minson from the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford

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Universities launch study into educational apps - by turning lab into a nursery - Manchester Evening News

Universities launch study into educational apps - by turning lab into a nursery - Manchester Evening News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Children will wear special glasses that track their eye movements, to see which parts of the screen they look at when using the app"

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ESRC is funding this study.

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Children's literacy levels fall as social media hits reading

Children's literacy levels fall as social media hits reading | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Figures from the millennium cohort study, which tracked children born in 2000 at ages nine months, three, five, seven, 11 and 14, found that by their teenage years children were far more likely to spend time on social media or video games after school than doing homework or reading books."

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The Centre for Longitudinal Studies manages the 1958, 1970, millennium and Next Steps cohort studies. It is an ESRC Resource Centre based at the UCL Institute of Education.

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North-South divide 'all about pupil background' | Tes

North-South divide 'all about pupil background' | Tes | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Study of regional differences in early years attainment suggests that variations are due to ethnicity and wealth
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ESRC's Millennium Cohort study is a source in this article. 

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Study finds 'baby-talk' aids language development in infants

Study finds 'baby-talk' aids language development in infants | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Study showed small words ending in "y" or those featuring repetitive sounds such as choo-choo, boosted vocabulary.
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The BBC pick up on this piece of ESRC-funded research. 

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Smacking 'no more effective' than other discipline methods

Smacking 'no more effective' than other discipline methods | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Smacking and other forms of physical punishment is no more effective than other forms of discipline of children, says a new report.

Wales Centre for Public Policy says there are no clear clear benefits to smacking.

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The Wales Centre for Public Policy is funded by ESRC.

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Giving children regular bedtimes stops them getting 'jet lag'

Giving children regular bedtimes stops them getting 'jet lag' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Children with an irregular bedtime performed worse on cognitive tests, had worse behaviour and were more likely to be obese than others.

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Prof Yvonne Kelly is Deputy Director of the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies

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Pets are a child’s best friend

Pets are a child’s best friend | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters, according to a newly-published University of Cambridge study.

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The study was funded by the ESRC

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Ofsted ratings do not reveal best nurseries for children, major report shows 

Ofsted ratings do not reveal best nurseries for children, major report shows  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Sending children to a nursery school rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted makes barely any difference to how well they develop in their early years, a new report has found.

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The research was carried out by the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance

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UK Data Service's curator insight, February 22, 2017 5:14 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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