The winner of the 2010 Michael Young Prize has been announced as Dr Ann Le Mare for her work on the impact of fair trade on the wellbeing of women, businesses and organisations in Bangladesh. This prestigious prize is awarded for excellence in the social sciences and is sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The Young Foundation.
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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.
Initial findings carried out under the ESRC's World Economy and Finance research programme which comes to a conclusion with a conference in London on 28 January 2010 - a paper presented warns against privatising the recently nationalised banks too soon.
The police service faces a host of new challenges but also opportunities in the wake of the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorism attacks and the global economic downturn.
With rising unemployment and fewer job vacancies, the current financial crisis has seen renewed policy emphasis in both Europe and the UK on volunteering as a route to employment, according to a new report from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC.)
Greater government aid to overseas development charities does not discourage individual giving, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Fears that increasing government grants would serve to 'crowd out' donations from individuals are unwarranted.
A partnership of outstanding international research organisations will support new economy research agency. The Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi (DED) is launching the Abu Dhabi Economics Research Agency (ADERA).
Working for the public sector is good for fertility, according to new Economic and Social Research Council funded research at the University of Oxford.
The Government's Skills for Life initiative has not significantly improved literacy or the economic performance of participating companies, despite what policymakers believe.
Children as young as 12 have a strong sense of their personal futures and can reflect thoughtfully on what life might hold for them, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and led by Professor Paul Croll of Reading University and Professor Gaynor Attwood of the University of the West of England.
Despite the recession, charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations (the third sector) are still innovating, according to a publication out today from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Performance assessment schemes aimed at making local authorities into more effective organisations are having the desired effect, according to new research released by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Britain has now been in recession for over a year. How can policymakers respond most effectively, on a global scale as well as nationally?
Shoppers face a complex and time-consuming task to get the best deal, depending on the store they buy food from and the item involved according to a new booklet 'Public behaviour in the UK in times of economic decline/rising food prices'.
Social science research is essential to tackling UK and global security challenges, getting to grips with reforming the financial markets and helping households adapt to climate change. This is the message from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as it publishes its Strategic Plan 2009-2014.
A drop in the value of some older people's savings and investments during the current economic crisis will worsen the financial difficulties already felt by many when their partner dies.
A fresh approach to public sector leadership is vital if the Scottish Government's vision of a more successful country is to realised - especially given challenges such as the current financial situation and a general loss of trust in leaders - according to a new report from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
The impact that wealth and social class has on people's well-being in old age is far greater than is often assumed. New research from the Economic and Social Research Council reveals just how great the difference really is in people's health and well-being between different social groups at older ages.
Is the recession an opportunity to move away from some traditional, and environmentally unfriendly, industries to cleaner, greener industries to create new and sustainable employment?
Over the past decade the growth in Business Schools has created a global market for well trained staff, who are already in short supply.
Third sector providers of social care services face a host of new challenges but also opportunities following the Government's commitment to expanding personal budgets in social care.
Of the six billion people sharing our planet, almost half live under the poverty line of $US2 per day. Though growth predictions vary it is likely that, by 2020, the population will increase by approximately another 1.2 billion, of which some 95 per cent will live in developing countries.
One positive development of the current global financial crisis could be the recent election of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America, in the opinion of economist Prof Panicos Demetriades of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) World Economy and Finance (WEF) Programme, who is today speaking at the 'Politics of Macro-Adjustment and Poverty Reduction Conference.
Assumptions that the United Kingdom will be able to remain a globally competitive, high-wage economy provided it has a sufficiently skilled workforce will be challenged at a seminar organised as part of the Economic and Social Research Council's forthcoming Festival of Social Science (6-15 March).
Following the latest call for proposals, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is pleased to announce overall funding of £16.5m over 5 years from 2009/10 to 2015/16 for three new Centres focusing on the economic wellbeing of the UK.