The House of Lords has voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage. ESRC-funded research suggests that couples enter into civil partnership to express commitment to their relationship, rather than legal 'rights' and protections.
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Despite more women than men studying at UK medical schools, women are far less likely than male colleagues to pursue a career in surgery. ESRC-funded researchers have partnered with RCS and surgical society Scalpel to encourage women to become surgeons.
A study supported by the ESRC and the Department for International Development presents some surprising results of the controversial Zimbabwean land reform - and challenges five particular myths.
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.
Linguistic studies show that women in senior management think hard about what they say and how they say it.
Having a financial background can greatly enhance the career prospects of women in business - helping them to converse in the 'language of business' and prove their credibility, according to a new study.
As the US presidential election day has arrived, the ESRC Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)'s series of US election analyses offers insights into key election issues.
Servant lives a century ago consisted of backbreaking work, long hours, low pay and often complete segregation from their superiors, says Dr Pamela Cox, Director of the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre at Essex University and presenter of a new BBC series.
Pay over the last decades have risen fastest for those at the very top of the income distribution - and most of the gains have gone to the financial sector through bonuses, according to research from the Centre for Economic Performance.
Despite the recession average take-home incomes continued to grow in 2009-10, according to an IFS report - but reduced income and increased poverty is predicted for the future.