The Centre for Economic Performance made a significant contribution to the research evidence base for a National Minimum Wage, which has benefitted over 12 million workers.
Impact case studies
A selection of case studies highlighting ESRC research impact in various areas of society. The views and statements expressed in the case study publications are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the ESRC.
We also publish regular economic impact reports demonstrating the contribution of ESRC-funded research to society and the economy.
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Findings from the Institute for Fiscal Studies' tax and benefit model of the UK had an important influence on the debate about abolishing the ten per cent income tax band.
Project ADD-UP, a three-year research project examining differences in pay between local workers and expatriate workers, was instrumental in setting up the first global task force to tackle the issue.
A methodology for assessing the economic value of freshwater and marine environmental systems has led to a more cost-benefit based approach to implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive in the UK.
The Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance's research has informed the English Skills Strategy and policies in Finland, Norway and Australia.
Research from the New Dynamics of Ageing programme is highlighting the means India's older population have to support themselves.
A collaborative CASE studentship between the University of Plymouth and Plymouth Drug and Alcohol Action Team has influenced new policy and practice.
The ESRC's Children five-16 Research Programme has informed debates about child care legislation and amendments to the Children Act 1989.
The UK Children Go Online project has had a substantial impact on the design of safeguards to protect children from harmful material on the internet.
Research on security risks in post-conflict countries has led to significant input to the Prime Minister's Africa Commission, the World Bank and the UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Security.