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Life Study Centre launch

First Life Study Centre opened

Actor Meera Syal CBE and the Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Ashley Kissin, opened the first Life Study Centre at King George Hospital, Ilford on 19 March 2015.


Opinion: Breast benefits

Why does Britain have such low rates of breastfeeding compared with countries such as Norway and Sweden? Amanda Sacker, Professor of Lifecourse Studies, explores why an earlier increase in breastfeeding recently has stalled.

Life Study

Launch of Life Study

The recent launch of Life Study, a unique study tracking 80,000 babies, has attracted international attention. The study, which is funded by the ESRC and the Medical Research Council, was officially launched on 23 February at the House of Lords.

Household accounts

Average household income at pre-crisis levels

Average household income in 2014–15 is at around the same level as it was in 2007–08 - but still more than two per cent lower than in the peak years of 2009–10, according to IFS figures.

Cravings exhibition

Exploring our taste for food

Cravings: Can Your Food Control You?, a new exhibition at the Science Museum supported by the ESRC, explores how the food we eat affects our body, brain and eating habits.


The rise of digital Bournemouth

The rise of digital Bournemouth, now confirmed in a new nation-wide report, was predicted in an ESRC-funded feasibility study.

Young car driver

Why young drivers hit the road

Using data from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society study, a new report from the RAC Foundation has explored trends in car use amongst young adults.

Pencil and calculator

Taking stock of UK plc

In a major new programme of work researchers at the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies are analysing the implications of the different parties' fiscal policies and what happened over this parliament.

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