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.
The ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC) is a multidisciplinary centre, promoting collaboration between economists, sociologists and other social scientists. Our programme for the 2014-2019 period, “Understanding individual and family behaviours in a new era of uncertainty and change”, covers three areas: how individuals and families are affected by and react to changes in their life circumstances; how new members of society – children, young people and new migrants – develop and are integrated into it; and how values, attitudes, expectations, tastes and identity are formed.
New project funded by the Nuffield Foundation and led by Professor Mike Brewer will facilitate the analysis of policy options in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland & England separately as well as the UK as a whole
New study by Professor Michaela Benzeval, Dr Alita Nandi and Dr Renee Luthra unpicks the paradox of why immigrants’ life expectancy decreases as they become more immersed in their new country