At any one time, ISER is involved in a wide range of cutting edge social and economic research across many disciplines. Completed projects
Looking at the impact of Covid-related school closures on student achievements, inequalities in assessed exam grades and how confusion over A-level grading made a difference to university participation
Assessing the impact of school closures related to Covid-19 on employment and family wellbeing for parents, especially mothers
ISER is also seeking to understand how the current Covid-19 situation may be affecting students’ education – through a new research project called Digital Schools
Investigating economic insecurity over the life course by means of dynamic microsimulation modelling.
Developing new methods to collect data about life events throughout the year
Enhancing EUROMOD’s UK component to create a widely accessible, simplified, transparent and policy-relevant tax-benefit model.
Investigating to what extent the recent hikes in the minimum wage have impacted on wage progression and pay differentials.
Maximising informed consent by investigating what influences the decision of survey respondents to allow their data to be linked to administrative records.
Assessing the success of the Free School Meals policy in improving children’s educational achievement, social behaviour and health.
Building a case for a European Research Infrastructure that will provide comparative longitudinal survey data on child and young adult well-being over the next 25 years.
Providing new evidence for the UK on the presence and relative contribution of place effects to individual social and economic outcomes.
A cross-country investigation into how education, labour market and family choices create inequality across the life-course.
Follow-up to the successful InGRID project aiming to advance the integration and innovation of distributed social sciences research infrastructures on ‘poverty, living conditions and social policies’ as well as ‘working conditions, vulnerability and labour policies’
Assessing the impact of recent innovations within Brazil’s national health system on mortality and hospitalization rates, and on the efficiency of the health system.
Investigating the extent to which public health provision enhances the capacity for social protection in Brazil.
Assessing to what extent clinical information on an individual’s health status could influence their behaviours.
Charting people’s experience of debt and utilisation of debt advice.
Examining the relationship between the growth in insecure and unstable forms of employment and peoples’ behaviour in relation to seeking and remaining in work.
Cataloguing the biomarker data available in the Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resource (CLOSER) and other significant longitudinal studies, to develop a gold standard for allostatic load measurement, while informing the scientific community of the availability of biomarkers for research in the social- biological agenda.
Investigating the extent and nature of non-sampling errors and exploring ways of reducing such errors in the future.
Targeting design features to reduce survey costs and improve survey participation.
Groundbreaking research into the prevalence and persistence of ethnic and racial harassment and its impact on health.
Investigating how the timing of births varies across the business cycle.
Transforming our understanding of the dynamics of living standards.
New microsimulation models to explore the impacts of social protection and tax systems in developing countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia
Applying microsimulation models of Croatian taxes and benefits in public policy and academic analysis to demonstrate their effectiveness
BOOST2018 is a study undertaken by researchers at the University of Essex to better understand students’ life at university, the issues they may face in their daily life, their aspirations, expectations, attitudes, and their outcomes.
A ground-breaking £1.4 million ESRC-funded study is gathering evidence to help policy makers understand how behaviours and socio-economic factors impact on the nation’s health
Higher education is a priority in UK government policy, but access to university is still unequal, with students from well-off families being more likely to apply for a degree
Examining which expectations and perceptions are held by students that may make them stay on in full-time post-compulsory schooling and apply to university.
Providing new evidence for Britain earnings instability and improving the measurement of household living standards
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