Most recent grants
Professor Naila Kabeer | 01 April 2014
This project seeks to understand the gender dynamics of the labour market in the context of bangladesh. Labour markets are recognised as key institutional routes through which the benefits of growth are distributed across populations. Moreover, empir ...
Ms Jennifer Head | 01 March 2014
With the growth of the older population predicted to continue in coming decades, it is important to understand how to encourage work participation among older people in jobs that will be satisfying and will promote healthy ageing. This research conso ...
Professor Pablo Branas-Garza | 10 February 2014
The london experimental workshop (lew) proposes to start an inter-university seminar series in the london area between middlesex, queen mary and royal holloway universities. The workshop will work as a discussion platform in the area of experimental ...
Dr Helen Stalford | 04 February 2014
This seminar series provides a unique platform for critical discussion and interdisciplinary exchange relating to the role of the european institutions - notably the european union and the council of europe - in shaping children’s rights. It re ...
Professor Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah | Urban Geography | 30 January 2014
The urban big data research centre (ubdrc) will provide a unique facility for researching complex and cross-cutting urban issues such as transport, employment, migration, housing, education and social exclusion. The centre will bring together an inte ...
Prof Sarah Vickerstaff | 21 January 2014
Transitions from work to retirement have undergone radical transformation over the past few decades. The project aims to contribute to knowledge about the processes and factors which exert influence on working in later life. The research objectives:
Dr Wendy Olsen | Economic Sociology | 01 January 2014
The project measures the gender impact of poverty alleviation interventions in rural india and bangladesh and how this impact has been mediated through social norms. The project focuses on social differentiation of attitudes about women's work. It st ...
Professor Jonathan Gershuny | Economic Sociology | 01 January 2014
This consists of a package of research and research-resource provision activities, comprising:
a new uk national time diary study using the conventional methods proposed in the eurostat harmonised european time use study (hetus) guidelines for time ...
Dr Jo Ingold | Employment Studies | 31 December 2013
Helping unemployed people to obtain work is of critical concern for both public policy and society. ‘welfare to work’ programmes have a key role to play in addressing this, yet we know little about how the organisations which deliver such ...
Dr Heejung Chung | Social Policy | 16 December 2013
One way of simultaneously addressing the work-life balance needs of employees and the productivity needs of employers is the use of flexible working arrangements. Although the general assumption is that flexibility provides workers with a better work ...
Most recent outputs
Naomi Lisle Finch | 23 April 2014 | Social Policy | Conference paper/presentation
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Isabelle Perrigne | 23 April 2014 | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | Organised event
Richard Spady | 23 April 2014 | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | Seminar/workshop
Workshop on semi-parametric econometrics
Nicholas Theodorakopoulos | 23 April 2014 | Management & Business Studies | Impact Report
This project is focused on exchanging knowledge between abs, ukbi and managers of business incubators in the uk. The project relates to exploitation of extant knowledge-base on assessing and improving business incubation management practice and perfo ...
Victor Chernozhukov | 23 April 2014 | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | Working paper
Hyungsik Roger Moon | 23 April 2014 | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | Working paper
Andrew Chesher | 23 April 2014 | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | Other publication/report
Michela Tincani | 23 April 2014 | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | Collaboration / Partnership
Are students conforming or competing in the classroom?
Lars Nesheim | 23 April 2014 | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | Book chapter
Chapter in "international handbook of competition"
Oliver Linton | 23 April 2014 | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | Book chapter
High-frequency trading extract
Most recent case studies
Case Study | 15 May 2011 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
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.
Case Study | 14 May 2010 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
A review of the welfare system to consider ways of enhancing employment, by professor paul gregg from the centre for market and public organisation, informed the department for work and pensions' white paper on welfare reform.
Case Study | 15 April 2010 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Research on how 'section 106' planning agreements can help the long-term unemployed has resulted in a new methodology to evaluate employment initiatives.
Case Study | 15 February 2010 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Research by the centre on skills, knowledge and organisational performance has informed the english skills strategy and policies in finland, norway and australia.
Case Study | 12 January 2009 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
The work of the esrc centre for economic performance helped pave the way for the uk's national minimum wage, which has benefitted over 12 million workers.
Case Study | 14 September 2006 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
A ktp partnership led to the development of a simulator for new bus drivers, a psychometric driver assessment, and safety guidelines at bus depots - resulting in substantial cost savings for arriva passenger services.
Case Study | 17 April 2006 | Academic, General public, Press/media, Public sector, Voluntary sector
A ktp partnership based at plymouth hospitals nhs trust established training practices for junior doctors and spearheaded the local medical workforce skills mix analysis group - leading to a successful bid for â£106k from the strategic change fund.
Most recent features
Feature | 14 February 2014 | General public, Press/media, Public sector
Ifs research shows that the nature of the uk labour market could be dramatically transformed within the next five years if proposed reductions in general government employment were to be fully realised.
Feature | 22 November 2013 | Business, General public, Press/media
"despite the recession there are signs that working life has improved in a number of respects for those who have been lucky enough to stay in work," says professor stephen wood, following first findings from the 2011 workplace employee relations surv ...
Feature | 17 June 2013 | General public, Press/media
Hard-working fathers in the uk are cutting their long hours, while mothers are working more, research by natcen social research and the university of east anglia suggests.
Feature | 30 May 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Six in ten people over the age of 50 in the uk have not considered how they will finance their retirement years â€“ and a third of people approaching retirement do not know how much income they will receive from their private pensions, according to r ...
Feature | 21 May 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
One of the enterprise research centreâ€™s newly published white papers concludes that both start-up companies and established businesses have rapid growth potential.
Feature | 22 April 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
More pressure at work, increased job insecurity and less trust in political institutions are some of the impacts of the recession, according to a new report from the european social survey.
Feature | 11 April 2013 | General public, International, Partnerships, Press/media, Schools
Muslim ethnic minority communities have been integrating into british and german cities for some time, according to research presented at the norface migration conference at university college london this week.
Feature | 09 April 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Nicholas crafts, professor of economics and economic history at the university of warwick and director of the esrc centre for competitive advantage in the global economy, examines how the economic policies of the thatcher era affected the uk economy. ...
Feature | 07 March 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Professor david newberry argues that public investment in the right areas will fuel uk economic growth - with the short-term impact of giving work to domestic private companies who will create jobs.
Feature | 05 March 2013 | Business, General public, Press/media, Schools
An evaluation of home-working showed a dramatic increase in employee performance and reduction in staff turnover, according to findings from a team including professor nicholas bloom from esrc's centre for economic performance.
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 06 December 2013 | Press/media
Esrc is pleased to announce funding of the flagship retail sector initiative.
Press Release | 23 January 2013 | Academic, Business, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
According to the latest workplace employment relations study, the recession has had a profound impact on britain's workplaces. In many workplaces, managers have responded with changes in their staffing practices, with one third of employees seeing th ...
Press Release | 02 July 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Voluntary sector
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 according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 29 February 2012 | Academic, Business, Further education, General public, Partnerships, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Schools
New research from understanding society, a study of more than 40,000 uk households, has examined what is driving this uneven employment pattern and finds that young people suffer from a ‘double-penalty’ in their attempts to find and keep a job.
Press Release | 22 July 2011 | Academic, Business, Further education, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Schools
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 behaviour in the uk
Press Release | 18 May 2011 | Academic, International, Partnerships, Policymakers, Press/media, Voluntary sector
Research from a jointly funded project by the esrc and department for international development has been instrumental in setting up a new international task force to promote fair wages in aid organisations.
Press Release | 03 March 2011 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
A survey of households across the uk taken at the height of the recession in 2009 show 67 per cent of people in full-time work were living comfortably or doing allright and that unemployed people were broadly optimistic about their future prospects. ...
Press Release | 28 February 2011 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
The first findings from the world’s largest study of households are now published. With data on our working lives, relationships, health, finances and neighbourhoods the understanding society publication gives an early taste of the social landscape o ...
Press Release | 27 January 2011 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
A new report released today (thursday 27 january) by the economic and social research council (esrc) provides a snapshot of what we know about our current economic situation and explores what can be learned by looking at evidence from economic and so ...
Press Release | 09 March 2010 | Business, Press/media
Issues such as employee engagement and wellbeing will be the topic of a debate over tea and toast at the business breakfast seminar, staged by consultiwp.