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Universal Basic Income - presenting new research at the ESRC Festival of Social Science

Experts discuss the latest research findings at our open Westminster event on 5 November and consider how or whether the increasingly popular idea of a universal basic income could help reduce poverty and increase living standards

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The unhelpful language of student debt and impact on access - new research on higher education funding

Dr Angus Holford explains his new research to audiences as part of a prestigious panel discussion at the New Statesman fringe events at the Labour and Conservative conferences

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New research on microsimulation models for developing countries

New studies for the SOUTHMOD project presented at the international Think Development Think WIDER conference in Helsinki

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Over 15 million people in Europe live in precarious housing and over a quarter of UK children are growing up in private rented accommodation

What is the evidence that insecure housing can impact on health and wellbeing - MiSoC event discusses new research as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science

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How can we best tackle the gender pay gap and ‘motherhood penalty’? New evidence from Understanding Society

Debate event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science asks how can employers make a much bigger difference to gender equality? Can equality at work be acheived without equality in the home? What does a gender perspective on social security reveal and what are the effects of Universal Credit for women on low income?

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Income-based policies in Scotland - how would they affect health and health inequalities?

New NHS Scotland report tests policy ideas using our tax-benefit microsimulation model to see the potential impact on premature death rates and other health inequalities

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