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Changes ahead for the older population

26 June 2014

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 t...

The gap years: education and social immobility

04 April 2014

Despite having been high on the political agenda for decades, the educational gap between rich and poor children is still stark in britain in 2011. Research shows that a wide range of influences consp...

Paytime at the top

19 September 2013

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...

Same-sex partnerships: commitment above rights

20 June 2013

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...

Female surgeons: cutting the gender gap

20 June 2013

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 s...

Muslim communities successfully integrating

20 June 2013

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...

Financial skills key for female executives

20 June 2013

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 stu...

The life of a servant: less Downton, more downtrodden

20 June 2013

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 a...

US presidential election: the issues at stake

20 June 2013

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

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