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).
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.
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.
Professor Susan Harkness, Associate Director of the Understanding Society Policy Unit, describes how their new initiative to help charities analyse data from Understanding Society has revealed important policy insights for government.
ISER’s Dr Bernhard Schmidpeter and Professor Rudolf Winter-Ebmer from the University of Linz investigate the extent to which automation and offshoreability could affect individuals’ labour market careers.
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.
In a blog for Global Dev, MiSoC’s Professor Sonia Bhalotra together with Atheendar Venkataramani (Perelman School of Medicine) and Selma Walther (applied microeconomist) investigate whether public investments in reducing child mortality may encourage women into greater economic activity.
New briefing by Professor of Public Policy, Susan Harkness, shows that changes in female employment have helped to mitigate
the trend of rising income inequality, but in families where the mother is the sole
breadwinner the risk of poverty is high
The review provides an insight into some of our new research, including the impacts of both racial harassment and housing on mental health, university drop-out rates, gaps in UK pay and infertility and genetics.