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The ticking clock: how genetics may explain fertility traits

A new study by MiSoC Co-Director Nicola Barban, with Melinda Mills and Felix Tropf of the University of Oxford, allows the inclusion of a genetic variable or predictor of reproductive behaviour in social science research for the first time.

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When it comes to fees, what do students think?

In an article for the New Statesman, Dr Angus Holford explores in detail what students think of how university fees could be administered in a reformed system where the overall student contribution and taxpayer contribution stayed the same.

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Health messages can save lives and money

Dr Paul Fisher describes his new study on the impact of a personalised blood pressure warning on health behaviours and outcomes co-authored with Professor Sonia Bhalotra, Professor Adeline Delavande and Dr Jonathan James (University of Bath).

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Basic Income – testing of a fascinating policy

Iva Tasseva looks at why ISER’s tax-benefit microsimulation model EUROMOD is essential for analysing the morning-after effects of tax and benefit reforms, and how new studies using the model have tested out the controversial and increasingly politically fascinating idea of a Basic Income.

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Maternal mortality and women’s political participation

A new study by Professor Sonia Bhalotra and co-authors Damian Clarke (Universidad de Santiago de Chile), Joseph Gomes (University of Navarra) and Atheendar Venkataramani (University of Pennsylvania) has found that raising women’s political participation has a dramatic effect on a neglected aspect of women’s health – fewer women die within 42 days of childbirth.