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Celebrating ISER's 30th Anniversary at the British Academy

Six presentations on some of our most recent research innovations and guest speakers on ISER’s impact and future focus, including Professor Bobby Duffy and Professor James Banks

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Insights from Understanding Society - Social integration and cohesion at a crossroads: where to now?

Event will present new research on the state of social integration in the UK from different perspectives, using data from our UK Household Panel Study, Understanding Society

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MiSoC co-hosts workshop on improving support for asylum seekers and vulnerable EU migrants in Essex

Stakeholders gathered for their second annual meeting to discuss challenges and to develop long-term strategies for support

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ISER wins two million Euro grant for ground-breaking population research

Dr Nicola Barban is awarded the prestigious European Research Council Consolidator Grant to track migration and family formation using Big Data from internet-based genealogies, historical micro-census data and genetic information

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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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Understanding Society

  1. Integrated Data: Research Potential and Data Quality

    Michaela Benzeval, Christopher R. Bollinger, Jonathan Burton, et al.

  2. Understanding and reducing income reporting error in household surveys

    Jonathan Burton, Thomas F. Crossley, Paul Fisher, et al.

  3. Birth cohorts in Understanding Society: a description

    Alina Pelikh

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