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New study finds link between poor housing and ill health through analysis of blood samples

New research led Dr Amy Clair, of the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change, found high levels of stress and inflammatory marker (CRP) linked to housing type and tenure

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Depression links with social media twice as high among girls

Dr Cara Booker co-authors new study finding 40% of girls and 25% of boys had experience of online harassment or cyberbullying and 40% of girls compared to 28% of boys said their sleep was often disrupted

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Updated release of our tax-benefit microsimulation model EUROMOD

New release includes tax-benefit policies up to 2018 for all 28 EU countries

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Opening the black box: towards a transparent and widely-used tax-benefit model for the UK

New project funded by the Nuffield Foundation and led by Professor Mike Brewer will facilitate the analysis of policy options in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland & England separately as well as the UK as a whole

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New data released from Understanding Society

Our latest data release features eight waves of Understanding Society data, plus 18 waves of harmonised British Household Panel Survey data, following the lives of the inhabitants of thousands of UK households in our huge panel study

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Maintaining links with your cultural heritage is good for your health

New study by Professor Michaela Benzeval, Dr Alita Nandi and Dr Renee Luthra unpicks the paradox of why immigrants’ life expectancy decreases as they become more immersed in their new country

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