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Government announces new £6.2 million funding for our ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change

Announcing funding for four centres, Science and Innovation Minister Jo Johnson said: “These projects each have the potential to strengthen the social fabric of our country, while keeping the UK at the forefront of global social science.”

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MiSoC research network on subjective expectations to meet in Arizona

Call for papers for workshop to be held at Arizona State University in March 2020.

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New research on impact of Universal Infant Free School Meals policy to be presented at Labour and Conservative Party Conferences

Shadow ministers and key campaigners among commentators joining panel discussions on ISER’s new Nuffield Foundation-funded study at New Statesman fringe events

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Neighbourhood ethinic diversity discourages teens from 'hanging around'

Teenagers living in the most ethnically diverse local authority areas were between 9-13% less likely to hang around with friends near home than those in a local authority with a median level of ethnic concentration

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UKMOD: a new, free-to-use, tax-and-benefit microsimulation model for the UK

Professor Mike Brewer is leading an innovative project to create a new open access model for testing UK tax and benefit policies

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The impact of tax-benefit systems in Africa

New briefing published by United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) on using microsimulation to test policies to reduce poverty in six African nations, based on ISER research

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