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Social Sciences - 02.12.2011
Migration and regional attitudes in the UK
Londoners and Scots are less likely to support reductions to immigration than people in the Midlands and Wales, new research by Oxford University's Migration Observatory shows. In their recent public opinion survey undertaken with Ipsos MORI, the Observatory highlights regional findings which suggest that there may not be a direct link between the scale of immigration to an area and public support for cuts to immigration.
Social Sciences - Economics - 02.11.2011
Half of British workforce ill-treated
One million Britons experienced workplace violence in the last two years, while millions more were subjected to intimidation, humiliation and rudeness, new research has shown. Surprisingly, managers and professionals in well-paid full-time jobs are among the groups most at risk. The study also shows that conventional employment policies are failing to deal with workplace ill-treatment.
Health - Social Sciences - 15.09.2011
Surprising find in anti-viral fight
A molecule which helps restrain the body's immune response is also capable of stimulating defences against virus infection by promoting the survival of immune cells known as Natural Killer (NK) cells, new University research has uncovered. Ian Humphreys, School of Medicine, and a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow believes that the findings will have important implications for the design of vaccines to combat viral pathogens.
Economics - Social Sciences - 07.09.2011
Under threat: the legacy of the riots
The UK riots may have damaged properties and businesses, but the real damage hasn't even been properly considered yet, say University of Nottingham experts.
Health - Social Sciences - 03.08.2011
New antidepressants increase risks for elderly
PA 237/11 Older people taking new generation antidepressants are at more risk of dying or suffering from a range of serious health conditions including stroke, falls, fractures and epilepsy, a study involving researchers at The University of Nottingham has found.
Social Sciences - Health - 19.07.2011
Suicide and homicide rates in mental health patients revealed
Suicide rates among people with mental illness in England and Wales have fallen over the last decade, latest figures show. The 2011 Annual Report published today (Tuesday, 19 July) by The University of Manchester's National Confidential Inquiry (NCI) into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness reveals: Patient suicides have fallen from a peak of 1,315 in 2004 to 1,196 in 2008.
Social Sciences - 05.04.2011
Top 10 evidence gaps in information about UK immigration
A new report by Oxford University researchers reveals ten key problems with the UK's evidence base on migrants and migration. The report is by the Migration Observatory, a project of the University's Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). The Migration Observatory was launched by Immigration Minister Damian Green, MP and Baroness Oona King of Bow last week.
Social Sciences - 03.03.2011
Comprehensive schools do not reduce social mobility
Policy 03 Mar 11 Children are no worse off in socio-economic terms if they go to a comprehensive rather than to schools in the selective system, according to new research. The study found that when the total cohort of children was taken into account those who went to comprehensive schools were not disadvantaged in terms of social mobility compared the cohort who attended grammar schools and secondary moderns.
Economics - Social Sciences - 04.02.2011
Threat to employers and workforce productivity
A survey by King's College London and law firm Speechly Bircham reveals that employers are facing a sustained increase in workplace unrest as austerity measures, longer working hours, stress and a genuine skills gap take their toll on the UK workforce. The State of HR Survey report highlights the full extent of the problems faced by employers, as they struggle to find ways to address gender pay inequality and are unprepared for upcoming changes to the default retirement age.