Reduction in housing benefit has had little impact on rents in the private sector, but some claimants have chosen to move to lower-rent areas or smaller properties, according to an analysis by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies and research partners.
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The ESRC-funded research project Social Protection and Disability: Policy Lessons from Vietnam is looking at how people with disabilities are supported through social protection programmes.
The world's population has reached 7.2 billion and counting, today on World Population Day. Dr Jakub Bijak of the ESRC Centre for Population Change looks at future population trends in the UK and abroad.
Research on Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) in the Amazon has led to a new framework for policy analysis which could be applied to several tropical countries, including some of the world's poorest people.
The IFS report 'The Changing Face of Retirement' outlines the demographic and financial trends for those aged 65 and over in England up to 2022-23. It predicts that women aged 65 and over are likely to be healthier, be in paid work, and stay in a relationship with a longer-living husband.
Legislation to promote flexible working arrangements may be benefitting family relationships. A survey shows that flexible working has improved work-life balance for many people.
The majority of young people live in the underdeveloped countries of the Global South, where increased access to schooling has led to the phenomenon of the 'educated unemployed' - frustrated by the lack of social and economic opportunities.
Despite the focus on how social media can mobilise voters. research shows that more traditional face-to-face and phone techniques remain much more powerful in getting voters to the polls.
A mass survey of 30,000 EU citizens has found that European identity is strong – and getting stronger, particularly amongst younger people.
Increased public funding of research is followed by increased research engagement from the private sector, new report shows.
Britons moving to the Mediterranean end up less happy than if they had stayed at home, according to research based on the European Social Survey.
By working with and learning from people in later life good design can contribute to the wellbeing of older people.
Rachel Griffith, Co-Director of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy, has been awarded the prestigious Birgit Grodal Prize.
Students will graduate with "much higher debts than before" under the current tuition fee system, according to a new report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Recent record rainfall and flooding across the UK have raised questions about how we manage our environment, deal with flooding and build a resilient infrastructure. ESRC-funded academics have been looking into how we respond to extreme weather, from flooding to drought, and how we use natural resources like water.
On 9 September 2012, six weeks of Olympic and Paralympic frenzy came to a close in London's Olympic park, marking the beginning of a legacy set to last decades. There is little in the way of precedent for such huge projects – so how can we better understand their successes, challenges, and impacts?
Dr Nicola McEwen, Associate Director of the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change, analyses the Scottish Government's White Paper Scotland's Future, which builds the case for an independent Scotland around the themes of democracy, fairness, and economic prosperity.
Professor Anand Menon, research co-ordinator for the ESRC initiative on 'The UK in a Changing Europe', discusses the UK’s complicated relationship with Europe and the possible outcomes of a referendum on EU membership.
ERC research highlights the remarkable growth in the importance of small firms – but with some 'brutal facts': around 75 per cent of new firms that start small stay small; and over a decade, around 75-80 per cent of all new firms will close.
It’s the "most comprehensive assessment to date" of the impacts of climate change. ESRC-funded researchers have contributed to the latest report from UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
ESRC-funded research carried out by Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe and Dr Liz Hales revealed that a majority of women in custody had been victims of trafficking, smuggling and work under duress.
Researchers at the University of Leicester have worked with the widest range of communities ever to have been included in a single study of hate crime - the Leicester Hate Crime Project.
Our feelings of self-worth are influenced mainly by whether we live up to the cultural values endorsed by the people around us, new research reveals.
Economic growth in its current form is unsustainable, argues the bestseller Prosperity without Growth. Following publication, the book has brought a deeper understanding of the basis of prosperity to a wide range of international economic decision-makers and political leaders.
Research supported by Warwick's ESRC Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy show that the Soviet Union initially tried similar economic reforms as China - but without the same success.