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What could change rising child poverty rates in Scotland?

Dr Paola De Agostini has been working with the research team at the Scottish Parliament on testing policy reforms

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New ISER research at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2019

From pill scares to how the rich save, childhood obesity to intergenerational mobility, gender pay gap to mortality rates, new studies from 16 ISER researchers presented at the prestigious annual conference

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Half of workers on minimum wage move onto better paid jobs within a year, but most remain stuck in low paid work

New research published by the Low Pay Commission finds women more likely to be trapped in low paid work

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Next steps for BAME equality in the workplace - tackling discrimination and bias, reducing the pay gap and improving recruitment and progression

Dr Malcolm Brynin discusses his research on pay gaps with a panel of influential industry and policy figures in Westminster

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Chronic stress levels 40% higher in full-time working women with children, but flexible work reduces stress

Groundbreaking study by Dr Cara Booker, Professor Meena Kumari, Professor Michaela Benzeval and Professor Tarani Chandola, reveals the physical impact of stress on working mothers

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Universal credit to hit 1.9 million by over £1,000 per year – though for many these losses are temporary

New study led by MiSoC Director, Professor Mike Brewer with researchers at Institute for Fiscal Studies, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council

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