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.
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A recent ESRC study found that many working-class ethnic minority families are inspiring their children to be high educational achievers – even if the parents have had very little education themselves.
In some areas of England, one in four adults has the maths skills of a seven to nine-year-old or below, according to new Skills for Life survey figures. The Targeted Initiative on Science and Mathematics Education, part-funded by ESRC, aims to boost engagement and understanding of maths and science for children and young people.
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.
ESRC's winning KTP partnership, with KTP Associate Harriet Knowles, was among the eight finalist Best Partnership teams at today's KTP Awards 2012 event. KTP Associates Kate Jones and Katie Flaherty both received a Business Leader of Tomorrow award.
ESRC-funded research shows that feeling anxious can improve the exam result – if the candidate has a good working memory. For candidates with poor memory, however, exam anxiety can have a negative effect.
ESRC-funded research has found that young football players can be at different stages of mental development, affecting their decision-making - with implications for football coaching methods.
More than a quarter of young people are growing up in families that face multiple challenges - with potentially damaging effects on children's development.
Thirty per cent of apprentices in England are over 45 years old, due to the practice of 'converting' existing employees into apprentices. But adult apprentices are more likely to be experiencing a 'restrictive' apprenticeship, with little access to learning new skills and gaining knowledge.
The British Sign Language Corpus Project has collected the first recorded 'corpus' of BSL and is expected to lead to improved services for deaf people. The project includes online video recordings of conversations, interviews, narratives, and signs for 102 key concepts.