David Rose, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at ISER, pays tribute to our former colleague, Dr Malcolm Byrnin, who sadly passed away last week.
ISER researchers discuss their work in these blog posts.
Writing for the ESRC’s new Economics Observatory, Emilia Del Bono and Angus Holford investigate the impact of the Covid-19 economic downturn on employment prospects for new graduates and current higher education students.
Writing for the LSE, MiSoC researcher Ayse Guveli explores the effect of Covid-19 related school closures on children’s educational opportunities and future outcomes, and how this varies by social and family background.
In a blog for the LSE, ISER researcher Dr Birgitta Rabe and Dr Jo Blanden of the University of Surrey explore the decision to send the youngest students back to school this summer and explain why doing so may be important for children’s education and wellbeing, as long as health risks can be mitigated.
Writing for the Social Market Foundation’s Ask The Expert series, Dr Amy Clair explores how COVID-19, and the actions taken to mitigate its spread, highlight the central role of the home in people’s lives, and how that affects their health.
Inequalities in child developmental outcomes emerge early in life and persist, with parents playing a critical role in determining these differences. MiSoC researcher Professor Sonia Bhalotra investigates the importance of subjective expectations of returns to and effort costs of the two main investments that mothers make in newborns: breastfeeding and stimulation
MiSoC researcher Dr Neli Demireva, together with Dr Wouter Zwysen, investigate the employment outcomes and types of jobs migrants, ethnic minorities and white British majority members do
MiSoC’s Dr Alita Nandi and Professor Lucinda Platt (LSE) investigate the relationship between people’s political and ethnic identities across different majority / minority ethnicities
MiSoC’s Malcolm Brynin and Simonetta Longhi (now at Reading) have provided vital evidence to the debate on inequality in the labour market, in particular on pay gaps within jobs
MiSoC’s Dr Renee Luthra describes her new research into how Brexit was experienced by highly skilled migrants in the UK higher education sector, a sector reliant on EU migration, and the ways that employment in higher education buffered staff against its impact
MiSoC research shows that data from household surveys may not give the whole picture of the UK’s income inequality levels
An insight into pioneering work by MiSoC’s Adeline Delavande on the measurement of subjective expectations. She pushes forward the agenda of asking decision-makers directly about their subjective expectations, and, with collaborators, has pioneered the elicitation of subjective expectations in developing countries.
In a new blog for Child of our Time, Dr Cara Booker explains her research with Professor Yvonne Kelly of the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies at UCL, which tracks the health and happiness of the UK’s children
MiSoC’S Professor Susan Harkness and Dr Silvia Avram write about the findings of their two-year research project on the effect of the National Living Wage on wages for the Low Pay Commission
In a short video for VoxDev, Professor Sonia Bhalotra discusses her research on how a decline in child mortality influences women’s choices of labour market participation, marriage, and fertility.
Writing for the New Statesman, Angus Holford discusses the effects of free school meals and the origins of the policy
Dr Cara Booker explains the findings of a pioneering new study using biological markers collected in blood samples alongside socio-economic data, to understand how working patterns exacerbate or alleviate stress in working mothers
Dr Silvia Avram’s study funded by the Nuffield Foundation looks at the impact of pay insecurity on employment
Dr Angus Holford describes ISER’s innovative study of a unique cohort of current students to find out how much they understand about our complex student funding system and what they think would be fair for future students
Dr Amy Clair describes new research on who uses food banks and finds a link between high rents and food poverty
Professor Mike Brewer is leading an innovative project to create a new open access model for testing UK tax and benefit policies
Dr Birgitta Rabe and a team of researchers from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the University of Bristol, the University of Sussex and UCL have examined a range of data sets to understand how parents react to a better-than-expected school inspection report
ISER’S Dr Min Zhang and Professor Yaojun Li of the Cathie March Institute for Social Research at the University of Manchester explore what impact grandparents’ social class has on their grandchildren’s opportunities, from childhood through to later life
In a blog for Vox EU, Bastien Chabe-Ferret and his CEPR colleague Paula Gobbi explore the drivers of fertility over the past century and to what extent it is affected by economic climate.
Writing for The Conversation, Amy Clair and Amanda Hughes explain their findings on the link between people’s housing situation and levels in their blood of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker associated with stress and infection.
In an opinion piece for the Hindustan Times, Sonia Bhalotra explains how her research with co-authors T. Baskaran, B. Min, Y. Uppal demonstrates that raising the share of women in India’s state legislative assemblies is likely to lead to higher economic growth.
There has been a phenomenal global increase in the proportion of women in politics in the last two decades, but there is no evidence of how this influences economic performance. In a blog for the International Growth Centre, Professor Sonia Bhalotra and co-authors investigate this using data on competitive elections to India’s state legislative assemblies.
Dr Amy Clair has been looking at the impact of insecurity at home on our health and wellbeing.
In principle, leaders can facilitate group coordination towards a common goal but in diverse societies, their effectiveness may depend upon their social identity, and how citizens react to leader identity. Sonia Bhalotra and co-authors Irma Clots-Figueras (Madrid), Lakshmi Iyer (Notre Dame) and Joseph Vecci (Gothenburg) investigate in a blog for Ideas for India.