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ISER Podcast Series → 2011-18
ISER Podcast Series 2011-18
21 November 2011
Survey Manager, Jon Burton, talks about Understanding Society, how it works, why it’s important that people take part and how researchers can now access this world-class resource to examine and analyse a host of important social and economic issues.
17 February 2014
Understanding Society Innovation Panel Competition 2014
Dr Annette Jäckle outlines the fantastic opportunity for researchers to take part in this year's Understanding Society Innovation Panel Competition.
16 January 2014
Ethnicity, neighbourhoods and life satisfaction
Dr Gundi Knies talks about new research exploring the links between ethnicity, neighbourhoods and life satisfaction.
27 December 2013
Sexual orientation and poverty
Dr Noah Uhrig discusses ground-breaking new research commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation exploring the links between sexual orientation and poverty.
31 October 2013
Educational aspirations and attitudes of boys and girls
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.
15 September 2013
Licensing and regulating the cannabis market in England and Wales
Professor Stephen Pudney talks about a new report exploring the impact of a licensed and regulated cannabis market.
09 September 2013
What's a university degree worth?
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.
21 July 2013
Over-qualification of immigrants in the UK
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.
21 June 2013
Does sample size matter?
Dr Olena Kaminska talks about her recently-published article for Statistics Views on why sample size matters in social science research.
07 May 2013
Do countries adapt to immigration?
Yvonni Markaki talks about the impact of immigration on European job markets.
25 March 2013
How green are we?
Dr Simonetta Longhi talks about a new research project examining the environmental attitudes and behaviours of people living in te UK.
28 February 2013
The influence of close family and friends on fertility
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.
28 January 2013
Understanding Society: Wave 2 data release
Professor Heather Laurie talks about the release of Wave 2 data from Understanding Society and the longitudinal research opportunities it provides.
19 December 2012
Who does the recycling at home?
Hazel Pettifor tests the hypothesis put forward in two recent studies that waste separation in the home is carried out, mostly by women.
30 October 2012
Impact of racism on ethnic minority families and their children
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.
01 October 2012
Take up of free school meals: price effects and peer effects
Angus Holford talks about research on how peer group pressure might encourage more children to take up their entitlement to free school meals.
06 September 2012
Innovation Panel data release: Waves 3 and 4
Annette Jäckle talks about newly available data from the Understanding Society Innovation Panel and the wide ranging and exciting research opportunities it offers.
30 August 2012
How British is the UK?
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.
03 July 2012
Measuring living standards with income and consumption
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.
11 June 2012
Inequality in achievements in adolescence
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.
14 May 2012
Islam moves West
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.
15 March 2012
Scheduled versus demand feeding
Maria Iacovou shares new research from the ISER breastfeeding project looking at the effects of scheduled versus demand feeding and the effects on mothers and their children.
31 January 2012
Who saves for retirement?
Mark Bryan talks about Who saves for retirement? – new research from ISER and the Strategic Society Centre about our pension saving habits.
01 December 2011
Lucinda Platt talks about the unprecedented research opportunities provided by the Ethnicity Boost Sample in Understanding Society.
27 October 2011
Cara Booker talks about new research using Understanding Society that shows that people with a physical illness may nevertheless be mentally resilient.
13 October 2011
Children and healthcare expert Dr Miriam Stoppard talks about ISER breastfeeding research at a special event hosted at the British Academy on October 12.
15 September 2011
Annette Jäckle talks about the Understanding Society Innovation Panel and exciting new data that’s now available for researchers to use.
30 August 2011
Dean Lillard from Cornell University talks about his recent research using smoking to see if a move abroad makes us healthier.
26 July 2011
Frank Stafford from the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan talks about what panel studies have done for social research with particular reference to the long-running Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and the more recent UK Household Panel Study, Understanding Society. Life course panels: progress and promise was the keynote address at the Understanding Society/BHPS Conference 2011
07 July 2011
Liz Spencer talks about the inspirational sociologist Ray Pahl who sadly died in June. Liz was talking after presenting a special tribute to Ray at the Understanding Society/BHPS Conference 2011. Our apologies for the occasionally poor quality audio in this podcast.
21 June 2011
Chris Bollinger currently visiting ISER from the University of Kentucky talks about non-response to survey questions on income and what this might mean for researchers looking at the issue of wage gaps between men and women.
02 June 2011
Yvonne Kelly talks about new research showing that babies who are breastfed are far less likely to become children with behaviour problems by the time they reach the age of five than those who receive formula milk.
16 May 2011
John Friedman from Harvard University talks about the STAR project at ISER’s recent workshop examining the impact of education on social mobility. Pre-school, school and beyond: Improving social mobility through education was held at the British Academy on May 6 2011.
10 May 2011
The links between our ability to manage money and our psychological wellbeing have been the subject of recent work by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). Research by Mark Taylor has fed into that programme, which is working to produce a range of information programmes and literature to help people manage their money and finances more generally more effectively.
04 April 2011
Happiness is in the air! In October last year, David Cameron announced that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) would be developing official measures of wellbeing.
28 March 2011
The recent welfare-to-work reform requires lone parents with older children to be available for work. Activating lone parents: an evidence-based policy appraisal of the recent welfare-to-work reform in Britain examines the likely effect of this reform and the proposed extension with regards to the employment rate of lone parents. Tina Haux talks about her recent research on welfare reform and getting lone parents back to work.
09 March 2011
Nick Allum talks about recently published research, which contradicts the argument that diversity reduces trust.
23 February 2011
Heather Laurie talks about recent research that shows that couples are keeping their savings and investments separate.
09 February 2011
Peter Lynn talks about recent research on the use of telephones in surveys.
31 January 2011
Renee Luthra talks about her recent Working Paper Intergenerational Returns to Migration?:Comparing educational performance on both sides of the German border and finds it tells a more positive story about migration.
19 January 2011
Richard Berthoud talks about his ISER Working Paper, Trends in employment of disabled people in Britain, a detailed analysis of trends over three decades which tends to undermine some of the hypotheses frequently put forward to explain the labour market experience of disabled people.