Economic & Social Research Council

The Economic & Social Research Council, (ESRC) was founded in 1965. ESRC is funded by the UK Department of Trade & Industry. The mission of the ESRC is to provide information about social science and to advance the field of all matters relating to social science. ESRC provides training seminars, publications and the latest news about social science and related matters effecting the discipline.

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What we mean when we ask for the milk

New research into the different ways that English and Polish people use language in everyday family situations can help members of each community to understand each other better and avoid cultural misunderstandings.

dateFeb 13, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Working mothers and the effects on children

Parents struggling to combine paid work with bringing up their children now have some positive news thanks to a new study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on maternal employment and child socio-emotional ...

dateJul 22, 2011 in Social Sciences
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How teenagers cope with inner-city risks

With concerns often expressed about youth crime and violence in the UK, researchers have been investigating what young people really think about living in an inner-city neighbourhood that has high levels of deprivation, crime ...

dateMay 15, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Fathers find financial crisis hits family life

Much coverage of the economic downturn has focussed on its immediate impact, yet it is likely to hold long-term implications for family life. A research study 'Changing Lives and Times' funded by the Economic and Social Research ...

dateJun 19, 2011 in Social Sciences
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A picture of health in schools

Feeling comfortable and confident in sport, health, or PE can be very difficult for some young people who can be seen as a 'risk' of becoming obese. Young people from ethnic minorities, especially girls, are more likely to ...

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Social Sciences
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T'is the season to be jolly?

As the party season approaches, a timely reminder of the issues surrounding the binge drinking culture are again highlighted by research into 'young people and alcohol' a team lead by Professor Christine Griffin, at the University ...

dateDec 28, 2008 in Health
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The first steps to understanding society

The first findings from the world's largest study of households are now published. The Understanding Society publication reveals a comprehensive snap shot of UK households. Starting in 2009, the year when Britain officially ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Social Sciences
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