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.
ISER researchers discuss their work in these blog posts.
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
Professor Sonia Bhalotra investigates the impact of low-cost community-based intervention on maternal depression
Dr H. Xavier Jara with Professor Erik Schokkaert from the University of Leuven investigates the importance of taking into consideration a broader range of wellbeing indicators to assess the potential effect of policy reforms
Dr Gundi Knies looks at the impact of family incomes in a new blog for What Works Wellbeing
Being underweight may be an overlooked but crucial factor linking unemployment and poor health in the UK says Dr Amanda Hughes
Dr Alita Nandi and Dr Renee Luthra investigate how ethnic and and racial harassment could affect the victims’ mental health
Our recent research looked at efforts to improve water quality in Mexico in the 1990s and we found this had a very significant impact on mortality rates among children.
Studies of income-related inequalities in obesity have traditionally focused on BMI. But are there better measures? Apostolos Davillas on why BMI is a noisy measure which does not distinguish between fat and lean body mass.
Mike Brewer explores whether the government’s programme of free, part-time, childcare or early education for 3 and 4 year olds helps parents to undertake paid work
Nowcasting provides more timely statistics on poverty
Maternal mortality rates need to be reduced by two-thirds over the next 15 years to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. New research by Professor Sonia Bhalotra (University of Essex) and Professor Damian Clarke (University of Santiago de Chile) shows that a focus on girls’ education may be one means of meeting this objective.
Professor Holly Sutherland reflects on how an academic innovation has grown to become an essential policy tool for Europe and beyond.
Professor Emilia Del Bono, together with Marco Francesconi (University of Essex), Yvonne Kelly and Amanda Sacker (both of UCL) explore whether more time with mothers may be better for children’s development
Professor Sonia Bhalotra on her new research on women in government in India.
Researchers Cara Booker from the University of Essex and Amanda Sacker at the International Centre for Lifecourse Studies at UCL used the long-running British Household Panel Survey to examine the psychological well-being of people who have repeatedly lost their jobs.
The new IZA discussion paper by Guido Matias Cortes and Andrea Salvatori is the first to look at job polarization in Great Britain using workplace level data rather than individual or industry level data.
At the end of May, a small group of presenters gathered at the University of Essex to discuss the state of longitudinal methods in the discipline. Through a series of substantive papers demonstrating the utility of different techniques, a consensus grew that renewed awareness and engagement with longitudinal data can help us make real substantive discoveries – even in questions that appear to be settled with cross-sectional analysis.
Dr Jonathan Burton explains the challenges of surveying online