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Wave 9 data from Understanding Society released

New data from our long-running UK household longitudinal study, includes new questions on the 2017 General Election, on pension drawdown, reasons for giving up smoking, lonelines and a child-specific module on parental help with homework and tutoring

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New fully funded PhD studentships with our ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change

ISER launches new scholarships for PhDs linked to our new five-year ESRC-funded research programme

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Family support amid rising life expectancy - Resolution Foundation event on intergenerational interdependence

Professor Emily Grundy joins expert panel including Baroness Camilla Cavendish, chaired by Lord David Willetts

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Gender equality at work: our new Government-commissioned research on the barriers to women’s progression

New series of academic evidence reviews on family friendly policies and women’s progression as part of the Workplace and Gender Equality Research Programme.

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Expensive childcare is making it harder for women to return to work

New study by ISER’s Dr Alina Pelikh and Dr Magda Borkowska finds women who lived in the top 25% most expensive areas of the UK for childcare costs were significantly less likely to take up part-time work compared to women who lived in areas with cheaper childcare

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Inequality and the very rich: what do we know?

Professor Mike Brewer among the speakers at ISER’s open event with the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London on 5th November as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science

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