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Health and well-being in old age: it's still money that counts

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.

Global poverty is still a priority

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.

Uncovering the links between sport and society

Does sport matter as much as religion in the world today? This is just one of the questions that will bring together key figures from the world of sport and researchers to explore the importance of sport in the contemporary world and how the hobby has become a global phenomenon and a multi-billion pound industry.

Is it possible to eradicate homelessness?

A major new £692,000 research initiative launches today with the aim of informing government policy and practice and finding solutions to bring vulnerable homeless people in from the margins of our society.

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