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The negative impact of positive Ofsted ratings

GCSE results suffer as parents back off from supporting their children, according to new analysis by ISER with a research team from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, University of Sussex, UCL and Bristol

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One in ten ethnic minorities reports experiencing racial harassment

ESRC-funded study of the prevalence of ethnic and racial harassment and its impact on health during the period 2009 to 2014

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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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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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Women in Social Science Conference: Professor Sonia Bhalotra on the challenges women have faced over the past 50 years

Academy of Social Sciences half day event in London on 3 April discusses the achievements and challenges with senior female academics and early career researchers

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