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Past events

MiSoC workshop on the economics of Higher Education

Presented by: Keynotes: Peter Arcidiacono (Duke University), Todd Stinebrickner (Western University) Speakers from the universities of Zurich, Uppsala, Royal Holloway, Utah, Purdue, Essex & Oslo.

Venue: ISER, University of Essex

May 2018 EUROMOD Course

Presented by: EUROMOD team

Venue: Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex

Understanding Society Masterclass: Integrating Genetics and the Social Science

Presented by: Professor Daniel Benjamin, Director of the Behavioural and Health Genomics Center, University of Southern California, and Co-Director of the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium; Professor Michaela Benzeval, Director of Understanding Society, University of Essex; Professor Meena Kumari, Professor of Biomedical and Social Sciences,Understanding Society, University of Essex;

Venue: RIBA 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD

Making the UK a good place to work - and the launch of Understanding Society's Insights 2017

Presented by: Event Chair: Vicky Pryce, economist, author and commentator Insights 2017: David Walker, Chair, Understanding Society Governing Board Headline findings on low pay and work theme: Professor Susan Harkness, Director, Understanding Society Policy Unit Is low pay a spring board to higher earnings? Conor D’Arcy, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Resolution Foundation How can we improve low pay and insecure work in the UK? Panel and delegate discussion: Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills, British Chambers of Commerce Paul Gregg, Professor of Economic and Social Policy, and Director of the Centre for Analysis and Social Policy, University of Bath Matthew Oakley, Social Metrics Commission and Director of WPI Economics Steve Turner, Assistant General Secretary, Unite the Union

Venue: Church House Westminster Deans Yard London SW1P 3NZ

What makes children unhappy? New research findings

Presented by: Dr Gundi Knies, Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex Dr Gill Main, University of Leeds Larissa Pople, The Children’s Society

Venue: Westminster Suite, Broadway House, Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NQ

Ethnic minorities and the British political system: new research on engagement and representation

Presented by: Dr Nicole Martin (University of Essex) - Ethnic Minority Voters in 2015: A Breakthrough for the Conservative Party? Dr Maria Sobolewska (University of Manchester) – Which ethnic minority candidates represent the views of ethnic minority constituents, and why? Dr Rebecca McKee (University of Manchester) - How MPs respond to their ethnic minority constituents. Substantive Representation of Ethnic Minorities in the UK Parliament

Venue: Council Chamber, Broadway House, Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NQ

MiSoC Workshop: Emerging Questions in Migration Studies

Presented by: Neema Begum - Bristol, James Laurence – Manchester, David Bartram – Leicester, Silvia Galandini – Manchester, David Voas – IoE, Merlin Schaeffer – Cologne, Germany, Sarah Carol – Cologne, Germany, Hector Cebolla Boado – Madrid, Spain,

Venue: University of Essex

Launch of Understanding Society Epigenetic Data

Presented by: Professor Michaela Benzeval, Professor Meena Kumari, Professor Marcus Pembrey, Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Genetics, Great Ormond Street, Institute of Child Health and Bristol University and others

Venue: Royal Society for Public Health, 28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD