Following recent media reports of racial strife and gangs in high security prisons in the UK, a new study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) paints a more encouraging - if sometimes contradictory - picture of multicultural prison life.
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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.)
Working for the public sector is good for fertility, according to new Economic and Social Research Council funded research at the University of Oxford.
Teenagers' attitudes to diet and weight are shaped by their social class, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Finding appropriate ways to understand the value of culture, media and sport to society and explain this with evidence that convinces has proved a challenge for many years. New approaches to this issue are outlined in 'Not Only... But Also: Capturing the Value of Culture Media and Sport'.
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'.
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.
The debate over how to spend the hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked to fight AIDS and other killer diseases in developing countries will come under the spotlight at a meeting of international experts today (April 6).
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.
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.