Most recent features
Feature | 26 June 2014 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
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 rel ...
Feature | 05 June 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
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.
Feature | 10 May 2013 | General public, Press/media, Public sector
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 surgeo ...
Feature | 07 May 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
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.
Feature | 11 April 2013 | General public, International, Partnerships, Press/media, Schools
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.
Feature | 01 March 2013 | Business, General public, Press/media, Schools
Linguistic studies show that women in senior management think hard about what they say and how they say it.
Feature | 10 December 2012 | Business, Further education, General public, Higher education, Postgraduate, Press/media, Schools
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.
Feature | 06 November 2012 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
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.
Feature | 28 September 2012 | General public, Press/media, Schools
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 seri ...
Feature | 02 November 2011 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
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.
Most recent case studies
Case Study | 05 June 2014 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Voluntary sector
Early career researcher hannah lambie-mumford's research on emergency food provision in the uk has provided policymakers, the charitable sector and media with thought-provoking evidence to inform the food poverty debate.
Case Study | 05 June 2014 | General public, International, Press/media
In-depth research by dr stuart basten into asian fertility helped convince the united nations to revise its influential forecasts on future population trends, with particularly large effects for pacific asian economies.
Case Study | 05 June 2014 | General public, International, Press/media, Voluntary sector
An innovative method for measuring multidimensional poverty is helping governments and organisations globally to design more effective poverty-reduction programmes.
Case Study | 15 April 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
Recommendations by professor rita de la feria led to reforms implemented in the portugalâ€™s 2012 state budget which boosted the efficiency of tax and generated savings of 1. 2 per cent gdp.
Case Study | 11 February 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Findings about the levels of bullying of disabled people in the workplace have led to changes in policy, promoting equality and improving workplace environments.
Case Study | 15 June 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, Higher education, Policymakers, Public sector, Schools
Social science underpinned by esrc support played a major role in establishing and delivering the government's sure start initiative in 1999, which aimed to provide integrated early years services for disadvantaged groups.
Case Study | 15 May 2011 | Business, General public, International, Policymakers, Schools
Project add-up, a three-year research project examining differences in pay between local workers and expatriate workers, was instrumental in setting up the first global task force to tackle the issue.
Case Study | 15 June 2010 | Business, General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
Research from the new dynamics of ageing programme is highlighting the contributions and needs of india's older population to policymakers.
Case Study | 15 April 2008 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Research from the centre for market and public organisation has been referenced in government strategy papers and informed us anti-poverty strategy.
Case Study | 15 November 2007 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Findings from professor thomas scharf's research into older people and social exclusion has informed a charity campaign and encouraged co-operation between charity and community groups in manchester and liverpool.
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 19 August 2011 | Academic, General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Voluntary sector
Malawi’s public radio station broadcasts are providing an alternative programme of news stories. The programme features contributions by ordinary malawians, highlighting their everyday experiences of abuse and violation.
Press Release | 22 July 2011 | Academic, Business, Further education, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Schools
Parents struggling to combine paid work with bringing up their children now have some positive news thanks to a new study funded by the economic and social research council (esrc) on maternal employment and child socio-emotional behaviour in the uk
Press Release | 11 May 2011 | Academic, Policymakers, Postgraduate, Public sector, Voluntary sector
Resettlement services over the last few years have helped many homeless people make positive changes in their lives. The largest study in the uk of the resettlement of single homeless people has found that 81 per cent were still living independently ...
Press Release | 01 September 2010 | Press/media
New research from the institute for criminal policy research at king's college, london, examines whether the police and the youth justice system treat young people from different ethnic groups in different ways.
Press Release | 05 July 2010 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
New research, presented at a major international conference in london, demonstrates how inequality in education, skills and incomes reduces opportunity and undermines social cohesion. In education, for example, the social and ability mix of the schoo ...
Press Release | 22 June 2010 | General public, Press/media, Public sector, Schools
Progress towards teaching children to have positive attitudes towards disabled people has been slow and 'patchy', according to a new study funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 17 March 2010 | Academic, General public, Press/media
Those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change in the uk may be those who have contributed least to the problem, according to climate change experts.
Press Release | 05 March 2010 | General public, Press/media
About 300 residents from st. Ann's in nottingham are expected to take part in a one day programme of interactive workshops during the economic and social research council's (esrc) festival of social science.
Press Release | 25 September 2009 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Teenagers' attitudes to diet and weight are shaped by their social class, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council.
Press Release | 07 May 2009 | Policymakers, Press/media
The impact that wealth and social class has on people's wellbeing in old age is far greater than is often assumed. New research from the esrc reveals just how great the difference really is in people's health and wellbeing between different social gr ...
Most recent grants
Professor Naila Kabeer | 01 April 2014
This project seeks to understand the gender dynamics of the labour market in the context of bangladesh. Labour markets are recognised as key institutional routes through which the benefits of growth are distributed across populations. Moreover, empir ...
Dr Mirca Madianou | Econ, Pol & Env Anthropology | 19 March 2014
This project aims to assess the uses and consequences of communication technologies in the disaster recovery from typhoon haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded with over 6000 casualties and more than 12 million people affected. The resear ...
Ms Jennifer Head | 01 March 2014
With the growth of the older population predicted to continue in coming decades, it is important to understand how to encourage work participation among older people in jobs that will be satisfying and will promote healthy ageing. This research conso ...
Professor Nicola Yeates | 01 March 2014
Little is known about whether and how commitments by world-regions in the global south are being implemented and what kinds of regional policy development processes are conducive to the emergence of embedded pro-poor approaches. This project examines ...
Professor Roderick Stirrat | Development Studies | 01 March 2014
This project builds upon earlier research into the potential role of charity and philanthropy to support development using colombo as a case study. The earlier research indicated a considerable demand for assistance in defining more sustainable and e ...
Dr DENISE HEWLETT | Area & Development Studies | 17 February 2014
‘tranquillity' is commonly experienced in areas of outstanding natural beauty where it is a key motive for visitors. This popularity means that managing organisations must ensure that development is sensitive to ecological, social and economic ...
Professor Helen Stalford | 04 February 2014
This seminar series provides a unique platform for critical discussion and interdisciplinary exchange relating to the role of the european institutions - notably the european union and the council of europe - in shaping children’s rights. It re ...
Professor Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah | Human Geography | 30 January 2014
The urban big data research centre (ubdrc) will provide a unique facility for researching complex and cross-cutting urban issues such as transport, employment, migration, housing, education and social exclusion. The centre will bring together an inte ...
Professor Per-Olof Wikstrom | Criminology | 16 January 2014
The overall aim of this reseach is to produce a comprehensive study and analysis of the link between social disadvantage and crime in adolescence and young adulthood. In this research we aim to apply and further develop new theory and innovative meth ...
Professor Paul Gready | Socio Legal Studies | 13 January 2014
The arab world was shaken in 2011 by a series of popular movements, collectively known as the 'arab spring(s)'. Who is driving (and contesting) change, and what kind of change is being sought? this study addresses such questions in the context of the ...
Most recent outputs
Mary Larkin | 13 January 2015 | Social Policy | End of Grant Report
Impact report - esj0212291
Kate Pickett | 13 January 2015 | End of Grant Report
Impact report - esj0107311
Paul Lambert | 13 January 2015 | Sociology | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esk0043791
Dimitrios Dalakoglou | 13 January 2015 | Social Anthropology | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esk0016631
Eleanor Shaw | 30 September 2014 | End of Grant Report
Key findings res-593-25-0008
Louise Arseneault | 30 September 2014 | Psychology | End of Grant Report
Key findings res-177-25-0013
Sarah White | 30 September 2014 | Area & Development Studies | End of Grant Report
Key findings res-167-25-0507
Jenny Pearce | 30 September 2014 | Pol. sci. & internat. studies | End of Grant Report
Key findings esk0055371
Louise Waite | 30 September 2014 | Social Policy | End of Grant Report
Key findings esk0054131
Eric Kaufmann | 30 September 2014 | Political Science | End of Grant Report
Key findings esk0038951