Reduction in housing benefit has had little impact on rents in the private sector, but some claimants have chosen to move to lower-rent areas or smaller properties, according to an analysis by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies and research partners.
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The majority of young people live in the underdeveloped countries of the Global South, where increased access to schooling has led to the phenomenon of the 'educated unemployed' - frustrated by the lack of social and economic opportunities.
Increased public funding of research is followed by increased research engagement from the private sector, new report shows.
Economic growth in its current form is unsustainable, argues the bestseller Prosperity without Growth. Following publication, the book has brought a deeper understanding of the basis of prosperity to a wide range of international economic decision-makers and political leaders.
Research supported by Warwick's ESRC Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy show that the Soviet Union initially tried similar economic reforms as China - but without the same success.
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.
Only 40 per cent of the Chancellor's planned spending cuts will be in place by the end of this financial year – with 60 per cent yet to come, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies' Green Budget 2014.
Why was the euro introduced without establishing other institutions associated with a successful monetary union?
By far the most important reason that housing is so expensive is our planning policy, shows research from the Spatial Economics Research Centre.
"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 Survey.
Following the success and public interest around the inaugural event last year, the 2013 Festival of Economics, co-sponsored by the ESRC, is about to be launched in Bristol.
Governments and financial regulators have called on banks to rein in their risk cultures. However, a new report from the London School of Economics and Plymouth University dispels the myth of the perfect risk culture.
Welsh workers are happier than colleagues in other UK countries, despite lower wages and less skilled jobs.
Six in ten people over the age of 50 in the UK have not considered how they will finance their retirement years – and a third of people approaching retirement do not know how much income they will receive from their private pensions, according to research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
One of the Enterprise Research Centre’s newly published White Papers concludes that both start-up companies and established businesses have rapid growth potential.
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.
The ACS Global Summit, supported by the ESRC, has provided the opportunity to encourage debate and knowledge exchange between leading practitioners and social scientists within the retail sector.
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.
Following the Chancellor’s presentation of the 2013 Budget yesterday, the ESRC-supported Institute for Fiscal Studies has produced an analysis of key Budget features.
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.
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.
The recession has had a profound impact on Britain's workplaces - but findings from the Workplace Employment Relations Study show that parts of working life have actually improved since the survey was last conducted in 2004.
The sixth Workplace Employment Relations Study, co-funded by the ESRC, reveals that the tough economic climate has led to pronounced increases in workload and working hours for many employees in Britain.
More government borrowing and public sector job cuts, as tax rises are on the horizon, warns the IFS Green Budget.
Investing in human capital, improving the national infrastructure, improving finance provision for private investment and innovation, and the creation of an independent National Growth Council are key recommendations in the final report from the LSE Growth Commission.