Dr Silvia Avram investigates the prevalence and distributional effects of legal provisions that lower taxable income (tax allowances) or the final tax liability (tax credits) have on specific groups of personal income tax payers.
ISER researchers discuss their work in these blog posts.
Are we looking for happiness in all the wrong places? An academic’s role in ‘The Happiness Project’ by the Roundhouse
Dr Gundi Knies on how her research became the basis for an unusual arts and science collaboration
Dr Renee Luthra and Greta Morando on how British science and innovation could lose the best graduates from UK universities
Professor Holly Sutherland explains how ISER’s expertise embodied in the EUROMOD model is being shared with developing countries across the world
Senior Research Officer Amanda Hughes on the links between unemployment and killer diseases such as heart disease
The key questions for the consultation into the future of the Attendance Allowance for older disabled people
In an article for the UK Admininstrative Justice Institute, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Professor Pudney describes his own recent research and proposes the potential key questions for the future government consultation
Dr Karon Gush on how couples coped with the threat of job loss during the Recession
A comment on the use of results from “Does welfare reform affect fertility? Evidence from the UK”, Journal of Population Economics, in Adam Perkins’ book, The Welfare Trait.
Professor Mike Brewer unpicks the citing of his research in Adam Perkins’ book
ISER’s research into the wellbeing of children and young people is having a positive impact on the policy agenda as thinktanks, third sector and industry absorb the findings
Dr Nicole Martin argues that the idea that ethnic minority candidates mobilise ethnic minority voters in great number isn’t necessarily borne out by the evidence.
ISER researchers are beginning a new ESRC Secondary Data Initiative study into the prevalence and persistence of ethnic and racial harassment and its impact on health using longitudinal analysis
Dr Annette Jäckle, Professor Thomas Crossley and an international interdisciplinary team are working on a new ESRC/NCRM research project to develop new ways of collecting information on household finances
By framing policy differently, it may be possible to alter the design of welfare benefits so as to encourage people to take up work without necessarily cutting financial support
National statistical agencies within the EU are now required to include illicit economic activity in the National Accounts. But is this a good idea? Professor Stephen Pudney summarises the conclusions of an ISER review of the methodology used by the UK Office for National Statistics for measuring the contribution of illegal drugs markets to GDP.
Measuring poverty to understand how policies could best combat inequality will remain a priority for policy makers and poverty campaigners. Professor Mike Brewer describes ISER’s innovative approaches to analysing poverty data
Professor Michaela Benzeval and Professor Meena Kumari on new data to predict the health needs of the future
Dr Andrea Salvatori’s blog for The Conversation on his research into the decline of middle-earning jobs and how the UK is different to the USA.
Dr Birgitta Rabe investigates the effects of early education on childhood development and women’s career choices?
Professor Bhalotra from ISER, Irma Clots-Figueras of Carlos III Madrid and Lakshmi Iyer of Harvard Business School have analyzed role model effects in Indian politics, focusing on competitive elections to state legislative assemblies
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills report Death of the Saturday Job picks up on a growing trend away from part-time work as school children compete for the few part-time jobs and many decide to concentrate on school work. A study by Dr Angus Holford found that part-time employment is having an impact on some children – but not all.
Mark Bryan and Simonetta Longhi investigate the reaction of couples to a job loss during periods of growth and recession in the UK focussing on re-employment of the spouse who lost their job
Professor David Voas on Islam’s growing popularity and global population
Professor Stephen Pudney asks is it the future? What could happen now?
Ethnic minorities in Britain are experiencing contrasting fortunes when we look at pay and poverty
Wouter Zwysen looks at the impact of where you grow up on your life chances.
The Understanding Society survey includes what is known as an ‘Innovation Panel’ sample (IP) – a testing bed for survey methods. Dr Tarek Al Baghal describes the experiments conducted in 2014 and how these could help design and improve survey methods in the future.
Professor Mike Brewer and Dr Alita Nandi analysed data for the Nuffield Foundation to gain a clearer insight into the fortunes - and wellbeing - of families after the couple split up