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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Avon helps lift African women out of poverty

Becoming an Avon cosmetics Sales Representative is helping some poor South African women escape poverty as well as inspiring many with self-confidence and hope. South Africa's growing band of 'Avon Ladies' are benefiting ...

dateJul 02, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Digital revolution bypassing UK education

Teaching and learning in the 21st century needs to be 'turbo-charged' by educational technology rather than using technologies designed for other purposes, according to a new report developed by the Technology-Enhanced Learning ...

dateJun 18, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Humanist funerals

Funeral directors need to be aware of the needs of non-religious people. A unique investigation into the subject funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) provides a snapshot of a defining aspect of life - ...

dateMay 16, 2012 in Social Sciences
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UK cyclists take different paths

Vast differences in cycling cultures have been found in UK cities; for some cycling is a traditional transport accessible to all while for others it is a new edgy, urban subculture according to recent findings from a research ...

dateJun 19, 2012 in Social Sciences
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UN emission market needs urgent reform

The United Nations (UN) global carbon market requires substantial reform because it too often fails to support the projects and people it is meant to help, according to new research from the Economic and Social Research Council ...

dateMar 15, 2012 in Environment
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UK brains under threat?

The British appetite for zombies is becoming a growing trend. From computer games and films to organised zombie walks though Britain's cities, the proliferation of zombies seems to be everywhere. Yet, this high interest in ...

dateOct 26, 2011 in Social Sciences
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