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Free lunch improving school results

20 September 2013

The esrc-funded institute for fiscal studies has participated in research which confirms that free school meals seem to increase attainment. The government has recently announced that free school lunc...

More childcare for grandparents

25 July 2013

The number of children looked after by grandparents, and the length of time that grandparents spend on childcare is rising according to a study using data from the esrc-funded understanding society su...

Preparing for motherhood

20 June 2013

Considerable research on women's experiences of motherhood has been undertaken over the past 30 years, while women's lives and maternity services have changed dramatically. Several esrc-funded studies...

Teaching complex language through storytelling

14 May 2013

A pioneering esrc study by linguistics researchers has shown that 'story time' in primary schools can be used as a subtle way to introduce complex language structures to young children

Long-distance mothering through new media

13 May 2013

Migrant women maintain their emotional and parenting bond with left-behind children through frequent use of new media - including mobile phone, texting, email, webcam calls and instant messaging

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