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Government overseas aid is no bar to individual giving

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Sunday 13 december 2009 greater government aid to overseas development charities does not discourage individual giving, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc). Fears that increasing government grants wou ...

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

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Thursday 7 may 2009 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 pe ...

Is it possible to eradicate homelessness?

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Thursday 29 january 2009 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. The initiative in ...

Livening up the environmental debate

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Thursday 12 march 2009 a day of documentary film screenings and interactive workshops as part of the festival of social science (6-15 march) organised by the economic and social research council (esrc) to highlight how social science impacts on our ...

Macro-economic opportunities announced

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Friday 2 january 2009 in response to the recent international benchmarking review of uk economics, the economic and social research council (esrc) is announcing a major new initiative in applied macroeconomics. The review highlighted the great stre ...

Money may not buy happiness but neither does poverty

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Tuesday 24 february 2009 in the past 50 years individual levels of wealth have increased by but so have crime, deprivation, depression and addictions to alcohol and drugs. Most of us believe that more money will make us happier; however, as societi ...

Multilingualism brings communities closer together

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Tuesday 10 february 2009 learning their community language outside the home enhances minority ethnic children's development, according to research led from the university of birmingham. The research, which was funded by the economic and social rese ...

Mum's the word: the secret to building children's social skills

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Wednesday 13 may 2009 the way that mothers talk to their children when they are young has a lasting effect on children's social skills, according to a research study funded by the economic and social research council. The researchers found that chi ...

New approaches to capturing the value of culture, media and sport

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Thursday 10 september 2009 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 'no ...

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