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Girls Want To Be Doctors When They Grow Up, Boys Choose Sportsman Or Lawyer

Girls Want To Be Doctors When They Grow Up, Boys Choose Sportsman Or Lawyer | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Kids from different ethnic backgrounds share the same aspirations – but not the same wage packets when they start work.
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ESRC funds the Centre for Longitudinal Studies that houses the Millennium Cohort Study. 

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Misleading myth of truth commissions | Opinion | M&G

Misleading myth of truth commissions | Opinion | M&G | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Other African countries should not be so quick to blindly copy South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission model"

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ESRC funded Gabrielle Lynch's research

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Fifth of 14-year-old girls in UK 'self-harm'

Fifth of 14-year-old girls in UK 'self-harm' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The data on self-harm was analysed by The Children's Society after being collected in 2015 in the Millennium Cohort Study, a continuing research project following the lives of 19,000 children born in the UK between 2000 and 2001.

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ESRC funds the Millennium Cohort 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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Now we know why it's so hard to deceive children

Now we know why it's so hard to deceive children | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Daily interactions require bargaining, be it for food, money or even making plans. These situations inevitably lead to a conflict of interest as both parties seek to maximise their gains. To deal with them, we need to understand the other person’s intentions, beliefs and desires and then use that to inform our bargaining strategy.


New research published just in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that this skill develops remarkably early in childhood, as early as age seven.

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Article by Emma Blakey, who receives funding from the ESRC.

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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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Bishop of Gloucester shocked at extent of self-harming among 14-year-olds

Bishop of Gloucester shocked at extent of self-harming among 14-year-olds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
ONE in six 14-year-olds in the UK are self-harming, most of whom have symptoms of depression, ne
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ESRC funds the Centre for Longitudinal Studies that houses the Millennium Cohort Study.

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Poorer parents feel patronised by targeted 'school readiness' classes | Nursery World

Poorer parents feel patronised by targeted 'school readiness' classes | Nursery World | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The research, carried out by a University of Nottingham PhD student Helen Smith, found that offering targeted support to disadvantaged mothers had the opposite of the intended effect. 

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ESRC has funded Helen's research. 

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Are universities engines or products of economic growth?

Are universities engines or products of economic growth? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
To what extent can universities drive economic development – or vice versa? Rachael Pells explores the ways in which higher education and economic success interact
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Anna Valero, who comments in the article, is an ESRC innovation fellow at the London School of Economics.

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