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Universal free school meals winning in the fight against childhood obesity

Dr Birgitta Rabe and Dr Angus Holford looked at how children’s weight changed across the school year for Reception children following the introduction of the £600 million-a-year policy

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Young parents more likely to suffer ill health in later life

Professor Emily Grundy’s co-authored study finds teen mothers and men who become fathers by their early 20s at greater risk of developing conditions such as heart disease and diabetes in middle age

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Inequalities between families and generations now “embedded” and “entrenched” in society

A new report from the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), produced in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Understanding Society, ISER’s UK Household Longitudinal Study

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Professor Emilia Del Bono appointed to lead new era of our MiSoC research

First female leader of our prestigious research centre will lead new £6.2 million programme of policy-relevant research

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E-cigarettes may be helping disadvantaged smokers to quit

‘Socioeconomic Patterning of Vaping by Smoking Status Among UK Adults and Youth’ co-authored by ISER’s Professor Michaela Benzeval

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Social integration experts discuss community cohesion in post-Brexit Britain

London event for the launch of this year’s Insights, our annual collection of themed policy-relevant research from ISER’s UK Household Longitudinal Study

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  1. The representativeness of Understanding Society

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