Economic & Social Research Council

A woman's work is never done?

One of the greatest social changes across Europe in recent decades has been the increase of women in the labour market. However, changes in women's work patterns have not always been matched by changes in the division of ...

dateJul 23, 2013 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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Government overseas aid is no bar to individual giving

Overseas development charities are highly dependent on donations from individuals. In this new study, researchers from the Universities of Southampton, Oxford and Cass Business School examined how the level of donations to ...

dateDec 13, 2009 in Other
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Not all today's students are 'tech savvy'

A small minority of today's university students don't use email and others are confused by the array of technologies available at universities. Yet many students couldn't bear to be without their mobile phones and find themselves ...

dateApr 23, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Better spaces for older people

Urban planning needs to consider how older people use walking routes as well as public areas, concludes a Research Council UK-funded research project from the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme. Planning should include a smooth ...

dateDec 17, 2010 in Health
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UK youth are happy after all?

As part of the study, which will follow 40,000 UK households over a number of years more than 2,000 young people aged between 10 to 15 years have been asked how satisfied they are with their lives. The findings indicate ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Software improves understanding of mobility problems

Mobility challenges facing older people can now be better understood by clinicians, health care practitioners and design professionals, thanks to a new innovative software tool. Initial research findings from a research collaboration ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Software
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A leap forward in addiction awareness and control

A study by a team of researchers at Bangor University has designed and tested two programs that help problem drinkers curb their alcohol abuse. The study shows positive results after drinkers have followed either the Alcohol ...

dateJul 29, 2010 in Health
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