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Working mothers and the effects on children

14 March 2014

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 employme...

Recession hits workplaces, but not employee attitudes

23 January 2013

According to the latest workplace employment relations study, the recession has had a profound impact on britain's workplaces. In many workplaces, managers have responded with changes in their staffin...

Avon helps lift African women out of poverty

02 July 2012

Becoming an avon cosmetics sales representative is helping some poor south african women escape poverty as well as inspiring many with self-confidence and hope according to new research funded by the...

Young people face double penalty in a slow job market

29 February 2012

New research from understanding society, a study of more than 40,000 uk households, has examined what is driving this uneven employment pattern and finds that young people suffer from a ‘double-penalt...

Breaking the silence on aid workers salaries

27 June 2011

Research from a jointly funded project by the esrc and department for international development has been instrumental in setting up a new international task force to promote fair wages in aid organisa...

The first steps to Understanding Society

24 March 2011

The first findings from the world’s largest study of households are now published. With data on our working lives, relationships, health, finances and neighbourhoods the understanding society publicat...

ESRC report examines the pathway to economic recovery

16 March 2011

A new report released today (thursday 27 january) by the economic and social research council (esrc) provides a snapshot of what we know about our current economic situation and explores what can be l...

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