The ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC) is a multidisciplinary centre of quantitative social scientists engaging in cutting edge research and providing evidence with which to address key societal challenges. MiSoC has been based at ISER at the University of Essex since 1989, but it features strong collaborations with other universities in the UK as well as abroad. The current research programme is run jointly with researchers at the University of Bristol, the University of Bologna, and the University of Technology in Sydney.

Our work offers robust and high-quality research evidence and brings it to policymakers, assisting them in the development of policies and programmes which equalise opportunities and create greater fairness in our society.”

— Professor Emilia Del Bono, Director


ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC)
Institute for Social and Economic Research
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park

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