John Letizia, Director of Public Affairs for the Income Protection Insurance company UNUM discusses research commissioned from ISER to look at the cost to individuals of long term sickness.
ISER Podcast Series
In ISER’s Research Podcast Series, you can listen to researchers talk about their latest projects and findings. In audio interviews lasting around 5 minutes they explain the background to their work, discuss the data they have used and share and analyse their results and conclusions.
Professor Nick Buck, Director of Understanding Society, discusses two pieces of research using the study to look at movements in and out of poverty and household change.
Dr Birgitta Rabe talks about new research looking at the impact of recent childcare policies on children’s educational outcomes and helping mothers into work.
Professor Mike Brewer talks about research for the Nuffield Foundation on the impacts on adults and children when couples split up.
Dr Karon Gush talks about research using the Understanding Society Innovation Panel to look at the responses of couples when one of them loses their job.
Professor Peter Lynn talks about early findings from the ESRC funded project, The distribution and dynamics of UK citizens’ environmental attitudes, behaviours and actions.
Dr Mark Bryan discusses research findings from ISER’s ESRC funded project, Understanding the impact of recession on labour market behaviour in Britain, which investigates the labour market responses of individuals and households to economic recession.
What can schools do to stop young people becoming excluded and falling into a life of crime? ISER Associate Liz Spencer talks about recent research examining the process that links low achievement, school exclusion and involvement in crime among African-Caribbean boys and young men.
How much time do our children spend on screen based media and playing sport and how happy does it make them? Dr Cara Booker investigates using the Understanding Society Youth Panel.
James Lloyd, Director of the Strategic Society Centre, talks about new research with ISER looking at pension reform and who is and isn’t saving for their retirement.
Dr Annette Jäckle outlines the fantastic opportunity for researchers to take part in this year’s Understanding Society Innovation Panel Competition.
Dr Gundi Knies talks about new research exploring the links between ethnicity, neighbourhoods and life satisfaction.
Dr Noah Uhrig discusses ground-breaking new research commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation exploring the links between sexual orientation and poverty.
ISER PhD student Tina Rampino talks about new research looking at the differences between boys and girls when it comes to their educational aspirations and attitudes.
Professor Stephen Pudney talks about a new report exploring the impact of a licensed and regulated cannabis market.
Professor Adeline Delavande talks about research looking at the perceptions of parents and children from different socio-economic backgrounds of the financial value of gaining a degree.
ISER PhD student Szilvia Altorjai talks about her research looking at the levels of qualifications of migrant workers compared with workers who were born in the UK.
Dr Olena Kaminska talks about her recently-published article for Statistics Views on why sample size matters in social science research.
Yvonni Markaki talks about the impact of immigration on European job markets.
Dr Simonetta Longhi talks about a new research project examining the environmental attitudes and behaviours of people living in te UK.
Dr Paul Mathews talks about newly-published research showing that women who close family and friends are more likely to have a first and a second baby.
Professor Heather Laurie talks about the release of Wave 2 data from Understanding Society and the longitudinal research opportunities it provides.
Hazel Pettifor tests the hypothesis put forward in two recent studies that waste separation in the home is carried out, mostly by women.
Yvonne Kelly talks about the first ever UK analysis of the effect of racism on parents from ethnic minorities, and discusses the developmental impact on their children.
Angus Holford talks about research on how peer group pressure might encourage more children to take up their entitlement to free school meals.
Annette Jäckle talks about newly available data from the Understanding Society Innovation Panel and the wide ranging and exciting research opportunities it offers.
Alita Nandi talks about recent research making use of Understanding Society data showing that people from ethnic minority backgrounds feel more British than their white counterparts.
Mike Brewer talks about recent research, Measuring living standards with income and consumption: Evidence from the UK, explaining how we see a different picture of inequality when we use consumption rather than income as the measure.
A new study finds that parents’ own academic achievements will impact significantly on their children’s chances of success at secondary school. Emila Del Bono talks to Christine Garrington about the research.
David Voas talks about new research published in the Annual Review of Sociology Islam Moves West: Religious Change in the First and Second Generations looking at whether Muslims arriving in the West (and their children and grandchildren) remain as religious as they were in their home country, or become more religious or less over time.