Economic & Social Research Council

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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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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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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The UK is a nation of happy couples

Researchers at the Institute for Social and Economic Research asked both individuals in the couple to rate their happiness on a seven point scale; from the lowest score of 'extremely unhappy' to the middle point of 'happy', ...

dateFeb 14, 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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