Latest Economic and Social Research Council Stories
The British appetite for zombies is becoming a growing trend.
The benefits of virtual worlds can be used to help autistic children develop social skills beyond their anticipated levels.
Vampires on the True Blood television series are already enjoying the advantages of synthetic blood.
Governments should target aid towards individual households threatened with poverty because of soaring food costs rather than intervene in the markets to try to lower prices.
Current policy pressures on universities to focus on improving their research excellence and to widen participation make it hard for them to engage meaningfully with excluded communities.
In these tough economic times, universities are under pressure to use their knowledge and discoveries to drive economic growth, but an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) study reveals that not all universities are equal.
A new study suggests young people with a serious genetic blood disorder are not getting the right help at school, especially pupils who miss lessons due to sickness.
A new international Task Force has been set up to promote 'a fair day's work for a fair day's pay' for workers and to develop organizational capacity in lower income countries.
A survey of households across the UK taken at the height of the recession in 2009 show 67 per cent of people in full-time work were living comfortably or doing allright and that unemployed people were broadly optimistic about their future prospects.
Whether you are married or cohabiting with your partner, the vast majority of couples in the UK are happy in their relationship.
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