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
ISER researchers discuss their work in these blog posts.
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.
A new study by MiSoC Co-Director Nicola Barban, with Melinda Mills and Felix Tropf of the University of Oxford, allows the inclusion of a genetic variable or predictor of reproductive behaviour in social science research for the first time.
In an article for the New Statesman, Dr Angus Holford explores in detail what students think of how university fees could be administered in a reformed system where the overall student contribution and taxpayer contribution stayed the same.
Gold is a central component of dowries in India. Writing about her new research in The Conversation, Professor Sonia Bhalotra finds that when the cost of gold rises, so does the death rate of baby girls in the first month of life.
In a new blog for the Conversation, Professor Meena Kumari and Research Associate Amanda Hughes investigate how socioeconomic disadvantage and other environmental factors can affect our biology and life expectancy.
Iva Tasseva looks at why ISER’s tax-benefit microsimulation model EUROMOD is essential for analysing the morning-after effects of tax and benefit reforms, and how new studies using the model have tested out the controversial and increasingly politically fascinating idea of a Basic Income.
In a blog for Global Dev, MiSoC’s Professor Sonia Bhalotra together with Atheendar Venkataramani (Perelman School of Medicine) and Selma Walther (applied microeconomist) investigate whether public investments in reducing child mortality may encourage women into greater economic activity.
Professor Peter Lynn describes how ISER has pioneered a new approach to sample retention which promises to improve the value for money of longitudinal surveys.
Using a quarter of a century’s data from Mexico, ISER’s Professor Sonia Bhalotra and Manuel Fernandez Sierra analyse the impacts of the rising number of women in the labour force on the gender wage gap.
With more people gaining a university degree, how is society as a whole being affected? MiSoC workshop 13-14 June
Angus Holford introduces MiSoC’s workshop on the Economics of Higher Education 13-14 June with keynote speakers Peter Arcidiacono (Duke University) and Todd Stinebrickner (Western Ontario)
In their blog for the LSE Business Review, MiSoC’s Matthias Parey, with colleagues Jens Ruhose (IZA), Fabian Waldinger (LSE) and Nicolai Netz (DZHW) investigate the migration patterns of high-skilled workers and find that they respond to economic incentives.
In a recent blog for the Centre for Economic Policy Research’s VoxEU, MiSoC’s Matthias Parey and MiSoC Research Associate Marco Francesconi investigate the gender pay gap by exploring the recent experience of university graduates in Germany soon after their graduation.
In an article for Discover Society, Alita Nandi responds to the government’s Integrated Communities Strategy Paper 2018
In a column for Ideas for India, Professor Sonia Bhalotra and her colleagues Irma Clots-Figueras of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Lakshmi Iyer of the University of Notre Dame introduce their new research paper which examines whether the religious identity of legislators influences abortion rates in the districts in which they are elected, conditional upon their party affiliation
In a new discussion paper for the Centre for Economic Policy Research, Professor Sonia Bhalotra and her colleagues Abhishek Chakravarty of the University of Manchester and Selim Gulesci of Bocconi University investigate how the financial burden of dowry expectation contributes to the sex ratio imbalance in India
Dr Cara Booker’s blog piece for The Conversation examines the health risks to children and young teens of increasing amounts of time on social media
Collecting data with new technologies – valuable for research, or are we just collecting data for the sake of it?
In a blog for CLOSER, Annette Jäckle cautions that before we rush headlong into adopting new technologies to help with survey data collection we need to recognise and address the new challenges they bring with them
Angus Holford describes new research on the pay back from working for nothing
Dr Nicole Martin describes research projects planned using unique new data on attitudes to the UK leaving the European Union
Shamit Saggar, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at ISER spoke at the ESRC’s launch of the Festival of Social Science at the Royal Society on 7 November. Hosted by Springer Nature partnered with the Economic and Social Research Council, Professor Saggar joined Laurie Taylor of Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed, Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and Professor Felicity Callard, Director of the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research.
In new work funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Mike Brewer, Professor of Economics at ISER and Director of the ESRC- funded Research Centre on Micro-Social Change, together with Jonathan Cribb from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, come to a positive conclusion on the advantages of time-limited in-work benefits
In a blog for CLOSER, Annette Jäckle explores the benefits of mixed mode data collection for longitudinal studies in addressing the triple challenges of falling response rates, increasing fieldwork costs, and a squeeze on the budgets available for long-term surveys.
Professor Sonia Bhalotra investigates how the introduction of ultrasound technology in India has affected how many girls are born there, and their subsequent quality of life
Dr Alita Nandi draws out the findings from the What Works Wellbeing’s latest analysis on the wellbeing benefits of job-related training