The Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Essex
Department Name: Inst for Social and Economic Research

Abstract

Across the developed world, societies are responding to two major trends: the need for a labour force that is highly adaptive and creative, with higher levels of education and a greater reliance on social skills; and demographic changes, including new family structures, changing gender roles, a population aging with a strong socio-economic gradient, and growing diversity from migration. These interconnected trends have major implications for the socio-economic wellbeing of families and the intergenerational transmission of life chances, and present new challenges for policy-makers. We will investigate how individuals and families are responding to these challenges, as well as to shifting policy priorities and political constraints, examine their impact on well-being and the intergenerational transmission of life chances, and assess the implications for policy.

Such broad research questions necessitate a multi-disciplinary team, and the highest quality data and skills in quantitative analysis to enable population-level causal inference which can inform policy and improve the public understanding of social change. The MiSoC team will involve economists, sociologists, demographers, social policy researchers, computer scientists and statisticians based in four departments of the University of Essex and one at the University of Bristol. The team of 11 investigators includes 7 women, and has a median age of 44, showing our commitment to gender equality, and in developing senior research leadership for the new generation. We are also committed to developing the next generation of social scientists: in addition to 4 named early career researchers, the Centre will have nine 2-year posts for post-doctoral researchers, two years of pre-doctoral level training posts, and six PhD studentships. MiSoC is hosted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex, which was awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2017 for its "authoritative social and economic research to inform the policies of governments for the improvement of people's lives", an award which recognises the success of MiSoC over at least two decades.

The research is organised into four Strands, with 39 projects. Strand 1 is motivated by the need to understand the factors affecting the production of a wide range of skills in childhood and adolescence, how they are rewarded in the labour market, and how they can be enhanced to promote social mobility and cohesion. Strand 2 will improve our understanding of why families are changing, and the implications of these for economic and health inequalities. Strand 3 will explore intergenerational transmission and exchange in a diverse society, using new multigenerational and transnational data sources. Our programme of methodological work (in machine learning in social science; measurement; and new big data sources) in Strand 4 reflects that methodological excellence is crucial to high-quality research and providing robust evidence for policy; it will form one of the pillars of the training and capacity building activities we carry out for the UK social science community.

The programme will make a major contribution to the ESRC's research priorities of productivity (which depends on the accumulation of skills amongst young adults); mental health; housing; and innovation in health and social care. It is critical to understanding social mobility and the social distribution of life chances, through the analysis of inter-generational transmission from parents to children within the family, the evolution of human and social capital over the life course, and the processes that generate and maintain social inequalities, and it also has considerable implications for governments and other policy actors, through the design of the welfare state.

Planned Impact

MiSoC's 2019-24 research programme is directly relevant to the ESRC's research priorities of productivity and skills acquisition, mental health, housing and health and social care. We will be contributing a significant new body of evidence to the national debates on issues such as gender equality, poverty, migration after Brexit, education spending and welfare reform. Our new studies will provide vital insights and understanding for policy makers, practitioners, think tanks, charities, business and industry, as well as practitioners and leaders within education, health care and organisations supporting people at a local level, the media and the general public. We will also aim to increase public understanding of the substantive issues in our programme, but also about the value of quantitative social science in general.

All our research is of interest to organisations seeking to understand the processes that generate and maintain social inequalities, and the determinants of the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage.

Strand 1 of our research programme will provide important new evidence to inform policy on skills development in our future workforce, crucial to the success of the UK Industrial Strategy and the idea of inclusive growth. We believe this will provide much-needed insights for parents, education providers at all levels, universities and employers, health care providers (through the link with mental health) as well as local and national governments, on how they can best support young people to make productive contributions to society.

Strand 2 will generate evidence of use to policy makers and other organisations aiming to understand and reduce inequalities in the UK by gender, income and socio-economic position, and will provide specific findings of benefit to organisations supporting working parents, single mothers, the role of fathers in early childhood development, and those interested in welfare reform, housing policy, family policy and family justice.

Strand 3 of our research programme will generate evidence for policy makers and other organisations interested in understanding the consequences of a population that is ageing but also growing more unequal, and those working towards reducing ethnic inequalities in the UK, and the way that immigrants to the UK experience disadvantage. Specific findings will have major implications for social care, welfare support, and how policies and services to support families, older generations and migrant communities could be improved. We will also provide factual evidence for the national discussion on what these changes mean.

Our cross-cutting methodological work in Strand 4 will be of direct benefit to researchers outside academia, and our capacity building activities will be targeting them as well as academics.

We will be working with many partner organisations in designing specific research questions and in the dissemination and promotion of our findings. We have already established key contacts in government departments such as the DWP, HM Treasury, the Home Office, Department of Health and Department for Education, the Cabinet Office as well as the National Audit Office, the Equality Challenge Unit, the Office for Students and the Office of the Children's Commissioner. We are already working closely to share our research with OFSTED, the Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum, the Early Intervention Foundation, the Social Mobility Commission, OECD and Public Health England, Child Poverty Action Group, Gingerbread, the Resolution Foundation, the IPPR, Policy Exchange and TUC, among many others specific to the nature of the findings. Our deep connections within these organisations will provide genuine opportunities to put our findings to the forefront of evidence calls and give our research expertise the right exposure to influence and inform both political and practical change as well as public discourse and debate.

Publications

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Description For over 20 years, the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC) has investigated changes in the social and economic behaviour of households, with an emphasis on the dynamic interaction of changing circumstances at the macro-level with behaviour and values at the individual level. Our 2019-2024 programme (ES/S012486/1) continues this tradition, building on our previous achievements (ES/L009153/1), and addressing specific questions that reflect new challenges posed by the way that technological change is affecting employers' demand for skills, new demographic patterns, and shifting policy priorities and political constraints. The current research programme is organized under three strands which aim to investigate how individuals and families respond to changes in the macro-environment, the impact of these changes on a range of social and economic outcomes, and issues of social integration and intergenerational transmission among recent migrants. A fourth strand of work relates to advances in methods, with an emphasis on machine learning, problems of measurement, the modelling of subjective expectations, and new techniques for the analysis of big genealogical data.

In addition to the projects described in the Case for Support, some of our activity has been extended to consider the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on socio-economic inequalities and perceptions of health risks and behaviours. A brief summary of progress in each of the strands is presented below.

Strand 1: Productivity in the labour market and skill acquisition from early childhood to late adolescence.

The determinants of skills in early life, the influence of maternal mental health
Work by Bhalotra on the effectiveness of new types of psychotherapy to treat pre-natal maternal mental health started during the previous programme (ES/L009153/1) and featured a highly influential RCT study in Pakistan. This work is continuing under the auspices of the current research programme as the mothers involved in the original study and their families are followed over time and more is understood about the mechanisms linking maternal mental health and a variety of outcomes. For example, Baranov et al. (2020) find that seven years after the original intervention, there were still positive impacts on women's mental health. The intervention is also shown to improve women's financial empowerment and increased both time- and money-intensive parental investments. Despite the documented positive and persistent effects on maternal mental-health, it has not been possible to document any significant impact on children's socio-emotional skills (Maselko et al., 2021). Similar small effects of maternal mental-health on the cognitive development of children in the UK have also been found in recent work by Del Bono et al. (2020). The authors also draw attention to the potential cross-contamination between mother and child non-cognitive skills measures when the latter are mother-reported, as is the case in many national representative surveys such as the Millennium Cohort Study (https://www.iza.org/publications/dp/13713/skill-formation-and-the-trouble-with-child-non-cognitive-skill-measures).

Healthy life and lifestyles, the role of nutrition and diet
Our research takes a broad view to the definition of skills, including for example health which can be seen as an outcome of specific investments such as diet and nutrition. Within this framework, Holford and Rabe (2020) (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bSNcHUCfbiqEXnyB38LKZy-gpEzanQzY/view) investigate whether providing free, high quality lunches to children in school can help reduce childhood obesity. Specifically, they exploit variation in children's exposure to the Universal Infant Free School Meal policy introduced in 2014 and show that exposure to high quality universal free lunches reduces obesity prevalence and BMI and that this effect is mainly driven by better-off children, who were not eligible to a free school meal under the previous regime of means-testing. This suggests that universal provision of school meals can be effective in reducing child obesity but might not decrease socio-economic inequalities in child body weight. Body weight, nutrition and general physical health are also significant determinants of fertility, and relate to the occurrence and viability of twin births for example. This findings has brought into question the use of twins as an instrumental variable to examine the impact of children on women's labour supply or parental investments, as shown in Bhalotra and Clarke (2019 and 2020).

Strand 2: Changing family life-courses and inequalities

In-work credits, fiscal reforms and their implications for income inequalities
MiSoC has had for many years an interest in understanding how the incentives and disincentives provided by the tax-benefit system impact income inequality. For example, Brewer and Hoynes (2019) focus on an UK-US comparison of the distributional effects of in-work credits. The comparative perspective helps to highlight some of the trade-offs, with differences in the generosity of in-work credits in the two countries explaining lower rates of income poverty in the UK and higher rates of lone mothers employment in the US, for example. The piece also suggests that it would be important to understand more about the effects of several design features of in-work credits, such as payment frequencies, which have proved to be particularly difficult to manage in the roll-out of the new Universal Credit system in the UK. Other research in this area focuses more specifically on the analysis and distributional impact of fiscal reforms. Brewer et al. (2020) examines for example how the effects of reforms to the tax-benefit system could be decomposed into a short-run (static) component and a long-run (dynamic) component, with the latter taking into account also individual characteristics predictive of long-term income dynamics. In related work, and exploiting cross country variation in fiscal changes over time, MiSoC former PhD student and Research Associate Rubolino finds that the reduction in tax progressivity in the 80s and 90s in several western countries increased the income share of the top percentile of the income distribution (Rubolino and Waldernstrom, 2020). Their analysis is unable to identify any effects on the real economy, thus suggesting that tax avoidance behaviour is behind the observed changes in pre-tax income inequality.

The gender pay penalty, partnership and employment trends
MiSoC research in this area aims to shed new light on the factors affecting long-term trends in gender pay gap and women's participation to the labour force with reference to the role of the family, children, education, but also demand side factors. In a recent paper, Moullin and Harkness (2021, forthcoming in American Journal of Sociology, vol 126:6) question new findings from an influential study which suggested that single motherhood should not be considered a relevant poverty risk factor. In their analysis, the authors show that this result is due to conditioning on a range of other risk factors, such as employment penalties, that are themselves gendered. This leads them to conclude that gender still structures the risk of poverty, and the intersection between parenthood, partnership status and gender is an important aspect for social policies aimed at reducing hardship among families. This also relates to Harkness's recent work on women's trajectories into single motherhood and their economic well-being. Exploiting the long panel created by the linkage between BHPS and Understanding Society, it is shown that previously married mothers face larger income penalties than those who were single when their first child was born, because of a larger negative impact on their earnings following childbirth. In related work Bhalotra and Fernandez-Sierra (2021, https://ideas.repec.org/p/unu/wpaper/wp-2021-16.html) study the contribution of demand and supply factors in explaining the increase in female labour force participation in Mexico between 1960 and 2015. Their results indicate that increases in women's education as well as shifts in the occupational structure of the economy can explain almost all the variation in female labour force participation except the steep rise observed over the 90s. The latter could instead be the result of shifting social norms surrounding marriage, fertility, and women's participation to the labour market.

Strand 3: Intergenerational transmission and exchange in a diverse society
Bringing the international in: inequality among immigrants and their descendants
MiSoC researchers are extending their research on migration and ethnic inequalities, in particular employing the international perspective developed in earlier work (Luthra et al. 2018, attributed to ES/L009153/1) which examines the health behaviours of immigrants and their descendants in the UK, finding that those with higher levels of ethnic attachment display (generally beneficial) drinking and smoking behaviours that are more aligned with patterns in the sending country. Examining the relative position of immigrants in the educational distribution of the sending country, Luthra and Platt (2020) (https://www.cream-migration.org/publ_uploads/CDP_03_21.pdf) show that educational selection in the sending country, in contrast, does not translate into superior labour market outcomes among the foreign born in the UK. Looking at the link between sending country rank and mobility among immigrants from an intergenerational perspective, Bayrakdar and Guveli (2020) find that migrants and their descendants in Europe obtain higher levels of education than their non-migrant peers in Turkey. This research points out that by taking into account sending country norms and values and immigrants location within its stratification system, we can better answer questions about the impact of migration and integration on immigrant health, education, and labour market outcomes.

Ethnic integration and social cohesion
A new area of strength for MiSoC examines the role of ethnicity in shaping social cohesion, resilience, and civility for both majority and minority ethnic groups. Using the Understanding Society Covid-19 Survey, Borkowska and Laurence (2020) show that overall levels of social cohesion are lower in June 2020 than in pre-pandemic periods, and that this decline in perceived cohesion was particularly high among certain minority ethnic groups. Demireva and Luthra have submitted invited papers to a special issue on "Racial and Ethnic Inequality in an Age of Populist Nationalism." Luthra's paper finds that Brexit increased fear of harassment in areas with lower far-right support and deprivation, while Demireva shows that areas of high ethnic minority are negatively associated with the job quality of minorities and migrants, and with far right voting preferences. Alan et al. (2021) (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CfXRsrM9DNsQ30qseV-XCkf8zYKA_w_w/view) look at the problem of social cohesion among school aged children in Turkey. They evaluate the impact of an educational program that aims to build social cohesion in ethnically mixed schools through a randomized intervention. The programme is found to significantly reduce peer violence and victimization on school grounds, and to decrease the likelihood of social exclusion. Children's increased effort to take others' perspectives emerges as the main mechanism through which the programme operates. This line of research also links with the work by Fumagalli and Fumagalli (2019), who analyse how neighbourhood ethnic diversity and segregation affect adolescents' social behaviour in England. Here the main finding is that while ethnic diversity decreases some forms of undesirable social behaviour among adolescents, ethnic segregation increases it. Therefore, policies limiting migration in an attempt to preserve ethnic homogeneity are not desirable.

Strand 4: Cross-cutting methodological work

Subjective expectations and investments in education and health
Building on our previous work (ES/L009153/1) and exploiting new data from a longitudinal survey of students in Higher Education in England (see BOOST2018, featured also in ES/M008622/1), our team continues to explore how subjective expectations influence individual behaviour in a variety of settings. In Delavande, Del Bono and Holford (2020) we focus on the factors affecting students' choices of academic vs. non-academic activities, such as job placements or volunteering. We use novel data on students' subjective expectations about the labour market returns to these activities and the enjoyment they derive from them. We find that there are significant ethnic differences in the level of investments, expected academic and labour market returns, and enjoyment of academic and non-academic activities. By contrast, there are no socio-economic differences among British (home) students. Our analysis also suggests that constraints placed by labour demand may be important in explaining these ethnic gaps. Further work investigates the role of maternal expectations about the returns to breastfeeding and stimulation through play to understand inequalities in parental inputs (Delavande et al. 2020, see http://ftp.iza.org/dp13056.pdf). One of the findings is that heterogeneity in the expected returns to these activities - by mother's education, wealth, and mental health status - explains a significant portion of the differences in parental investments. Mortality expectations are the focus on Ciancio et al. (2020) (https://repository.upenn.edu/psc_publications/39/). Here the research team analysed the impact of information on mortality risk on health behaviours. The study featured a randomized intervention in Malawi and documented significant changes in sexual risk taking.

Advances in the analysis of genetic data and biomarkers
Research using human genetic data is making a rapid inroad in the social sciences, contributing to fields such as psychology, economics, sociology and statistics. This is partly due to the availability of genomic data collected from representative samples of the population - which is often linked to rich social and demographic information - and partly the result of advances in computing power which has made possible the development and adoptions of new statistical techniques. In a recent book, MiSoC Co-I Barban introduces the readers to modern applied statistical genetic data analysis, covering also advanced topics such as the analysis of polygenic scores, the study of gene-environment interactions, and the use of Mendelian Randomization to determine causality (Mills et al. 2020). An application of some of these concepts is found in Ding et al. (2020), who study the relationship between education and health using genetic variation linked to years of schooling. The analysis shows evidence of a causal link, with each year of education contributing to reduce an individual allostatic load (a measure of health risk accumulated throughout life obtained by combining different biomarkers) by 20% of a standard deviation.

The Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on inequalities, health and risk perceptions
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our research team have started to analyse the impact that school closures will have on educational inequalities. Using the Covid-19 module of the Understanding Society survey, Bayrakdar and Guveli (2020, https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/research/publications/working-papers/iser/2020-09) show significant socio-economic and ethnic differences in the time parents devote to home schooling during the first period of lockdown, with school provision of online teaching being able to mitigate some of these differences. In other research based on the same Understanding Society Covid-19 module, MiSoC Research Associate Etheridge document a significant decline in mental health during the first wave of the pandemic and shows that this is significantly larger for women, and the young (Etheridge and Spantig, 2020: https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/research/publications/working-papers/iser/2020-08). New data collection fielded in June 2020 by Delavande, Del Bono and Holford was used to study individual perceptions of the health risks associated to Covid-19 and how these translate into social distancing and personal hygiene behaviours. A specific innovation of this survey is the elicitation of ambiguity in risk perceptions. The findings indicate that people who expect higher returns in terms of own infection are significantly more likely to abide by social distancing and hygiene practices, while people who expect higher returns in terms of transmission to others are more likely to avoid social contacts. Importantly, individuals who express more ambiguous risk perceptions are less likely to adhere to social distancing and hygiene practices, suggesting that clarity of message from politicians and health authorities is paramount to induce compliance (see Delavande et al. 2021, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aucKg2HFAwo4k2V7dhTx7rkjWYctEaif/view).

Note: All findings are from outputs recorded in the Publication section of Research Fish unless otherwise indicated. A publicly available link to the outputs that are still undergoing peer-review is provided where appropriate.
Exploitation Route Our goal over the next few years is to continue to communicate our research by engaging with our own bespoke networks of research users. Specifically, we will continue to communicate our research findings through funded partnerships arranged by ISER, our host department, and the University of Essex, our host institution. These include The Cabinet Office Open Innovation Team, the Industry and Parliament Trust, the Universities Policy Engagement Network, the Conversation, CLOSER public affairs, and the Social Market Foundation. We have established our own networks of Key Advisors drawing from charities, think tanks, campaign organisations, non-government organisations and local and national government specialists in each of the policy areas above. The Key Advisors meet with MiSoC researchers at specifically-arranged events, which can be open to the public or follow a closed format in order to facilitate exchange of ideas and perspectives. Where appropriate we will seek out opportunities to raise the profile of MiSoC's research output with the general public through media coverage, for example, or participation in the Festival of Social Science and other public engagement events. We are also committed to deliver training aimed at postgraduate students, government officials and third sector employees, which helps us to disseminate MiSoC research while strengthening MiSoC's reputation in the social sciences. We have partnered with the recently refunded National Centre for Research Methods to promote our training and reach the widest audience possible.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/misoc
 
Description For over 20 years, the Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC) has pursued a world-leading, multidisciplinary quantitative research agenda to understand the interaction of changing circumstances at the macro-level with behaviour and values at the individual and family level. Our 2019-2024 programme (ES/S012486/1) continues this tradition, by expanding and building on the achievements of the previous award (ES/L009153/1). Our new research agenda focuses on specific questions raised by technological change, new demographic patterns, and shifting policy priorities and political constraints, with special attention placed on the social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2019-2024 research programme is organised into four Strands, which are further articulated into 12 thematic areas and more than 30 specific projects. Strand 1 is motivated by the need to understand the factors affecting the production of a wide range of skills in childhood and adolescence, how they are rewarded in the labour market, and how they can be enhanced to promote social mobility and cohesion. Strand 2 challenges our understanding of why families are changing, and the implications for economic and health inequalities. Strand 3 explores intergenerational transmission and exchange in a diverse society, using new multigenerational and transnational data sources. Our programme of methodological work - in machine learning in social science, measurement, and use of biological data - in Strand 4 refines and expands the range of tools we use to conduct high-quality research and provide robust evidence for policy. The programme aims to make a major contribution to the ESRC's research priorities of: productivity, examined through the lens of human capital accumulation; mental health; housing; and innovation in health and social care. Our research is critical to understanding social mobility and the social distribution of life chances through the analysis of inter-generational transmission from parents to children within the family, the evolution of human and social capital over the life course, and the processes that generate and entrench social inequalities, and it also has considerable implications for governments and other policy actors, through the design of the welfare state. Here we give some highlights of how our research has started to have an impact outside academia and some of the key examples of engagement with policy makers, analysts and third sector organisations as of March 2021. The effects of free school meals provision in the UK Work by Birgitta Rabe and Angus Holford began to have a significant impact on the debate around free school meal provision before the pandemic. Early findings were presented at the Labour Party Conference fringe event in Autumn 2019 and discussed by panellists Sharon Hodgson MP, Shadow Minister for Public Health; Steve Reed MP, Shadow Minister for Children and Families; Alison Garnham, Chief Executive - Child Poverty Action Group; Dr Angus Holford, Research Fellow - ISER; Michael Hales, Immediate Past Chair - LACA. (A parallel event at the Conservative Party Conference was cancelled due to recall of parliament following prorogation). In February 2020, media coverage of their results on obesity and BMI (Holford and Rabe 2020, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bSNcHUCfbiqEXnyB38LKZy-gpEzanQzY/view) led to an invitation to meet with the high-profile campaigner Jamie Oliver and a request for a briefing from HM Treasury on assessing the health impact of this policy. The findings were also presented at the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum policy conference "Children's food and nutrition in England - next steps for policy and industry practice on obesity prevention, innovation, and tackling inequalities". Following discussion with the Cabinet Office Open Innovation Team, the researchers were invited to present at the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Education. Holford was able to share this research with the All Party Parliamentary Group on School Food and the School Food Plan Alliance and Rabe presented the findings at the Nuffield Foundation event "Where next for children's food provision", alongside panellists from Northumbria University, Magic Breakfast, Food Foundation, House of Commons Education Committee and the University of Bristol. This research has also attracted considerable attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team were able to use their findings on the provision of school food during term time to provide important evidence informing policy and public debate following the Marcus Rashford campaign on the value of school meals provision during school closures and school holidays. The blog for the ESRC Economics Observatory "What difference will the Covid Summer Food Fund make to children's lives?" (https://www.economicsobservatory.com/what-difference-will-covid-summer-food-fund-make-childrens-lives) was cited as reference in Opposition Day Debate on FSM in Parliament. This research continues to have extensive relevance to the public discourse on supporting families through poverty and the obesity epidemic, concerns further heightened by the COVID-19 crisis. Housing insecurity Amy Clair's work on housing insecurity started well before the pandemic (Clair et al. 2019) and its findings have been used to highlight the situation of at risk groups most likely to be affected by the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 in the UK (https://www.smf.co.uk/commentary_podcasts/homes-health-and-covid-19-how-poor-housing-adds-to-the-hardship-of-the-coronavirus-crisis/) as well as Australia (Baker et al. 2020). Clair presented the findings of her work at the London Assembly Health Committee and was a guest speaker at Northern Ireland's Private Rented Sector Conference on Housing Rights, alongside Government Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, Department for Communities in November 2020. The finding on the impact of poor housing on the COVID-19 crisis featured in a report for the Health Foundation (https://www.health.org.uk/publications/long-reads/better-housing-is-crucial-for-our-health-and-the-covid-19-recovery) and received significant media coverage (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/27/cramped-housing-has-helped-fuel-spread-of-covid-in-england-study). We anticipate that this evidence will be important in the post-COVID-19 debate about the future of housing provision and health care planning, regionally and nationally, and the health consequences for BAME and disadvantaged communities. Higher Education Shadow Higher Education Minister Emma Hardy was a guest speaker on our work on student attitudes to finance and their potential impact on access to higher education, which was presented at a joint event for policy makers held with the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) in November 2020. The event featured work by Delavande, Del Bono and Holford on students' preferences across a range of different higher education financing schemes and was included as chapter in the publication "The Future of Student Outcomes" (https://www.educationopportunities.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/NEON-The-Future-of-Student-Outcomes.pdf , available also here as a MiSoC Explainer: https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/files/misoc/reports/explainers/student-fees-preferences-report.pdf). Following on our earlier work on inequalities in graduate students' academic outcome (see Del Bono and Holford, 2018 attributed to ES/M008622/1), we produced additional analysis of the HESA student and staff records focusing on diversity among academic economists jointly with the Royal Economic Society, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and Diversity Economics (see Sen et al. 2020, and Warwick et al. 2021). This work received widespread headline media coverage in October 2020 ("Minority ethnic economists under-represented at top UK universities", The Guardian). Del Bono and Holford were also invited to contribute a piece on the impact of the pandemic on young people's labour market prospects (https://www.economicsobservatory.com/what-are-prospects-young-people-joining-labour-market-now) for the Economic Observatory. This was later translated in a video https://www.economicsobservatory.com/video/labour-market-scarring-on-young-people. Del Bono was subsequently invited to discuss issues around graduate employability at the Campaign for Social Science Strategic Leader Forum in December 2020 and at the Academy of Social Science CEOs meeting in January 2021. Ethnicity and Migration Luthra has become established as an expert on research on migration issues and was interviewed on BBC Newsnight during the 2019 General Election on manifesto approaches to migration and was guest speaker on the impact of racial and ethnic harassment at the EU funded stakeholders conference in Denmark for immigration organisations in early 2020 "1+1=3: Migration, cultural values and norms, and how do we create a common we." Luthra was also interviewed for the Daily Telegraph on migration and employment in post-Brexit Britain in December 2020 on the basis of her research on immigration, skills and labour markets (https://www.cream-migration.org/publ_uploads/CDP_03_21.pdf, also referred in a recent blog here: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/uk-immigrants-education-networks/). Luthra is currently the Director of the University of Essex Centre for Migration Studies which in December 2019 hosted a workshop on improving support for asylum seekers and vulnerable EU migrants in Essex. Case workers, local charities and support organisations, authorities, researchers and legal representatives discussed the challenges they face in providing help to vulnerable migrants in Essex and surrounding counties, as well as priorities for research and action to improve services. The findings were presented to Colchester Borough Council's Migrant Agency Forum, and work is ongoing with plans for future similar workshops and collaboration. Income inequalities Our work on income inequalities builds on the findings originating from the previous MiSoC (ES/L009153/1), as this continues to have impact and pertinence for the current policy discussion. Specifically, we mention here an analysis of how the first COVID-19 lockdown impacted single parents and BAME group hardest, which was included in a submission to the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology. Avram presented her study on zero hours contracts and job insecurity at the Nuffield Foundation event for policy makers 'Pay insecurity before, during and after Covid-19' in November 2020 (see Avram 2020). This also featured in BBC reports and in a blog for the Institute for the Future of Work, alongside a report with Harkness for the Low Pay Commission. Related to this, Avram and Harkness's work on the National Minimum Wave was presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in January 2020. Brewer's work on the wealthiest in the income distribution was presented at an event co-hosted by the Institute of Fiscal Studies and featured extensively in media coverage in November 2019, prompting calls for urgent policy change https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/05/thousands-of-uks-richest-people-exploiting-loophole-to-cut-tax-rate. Other activities Work by Guveli and Borkowska, Fumagalli and Rabe using data from Understanding Society (Bayrakdar and Guveli 2020, https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/research/publications/working-papers/iser/2020-09 and Benzeval et al. 2020, https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/research/publications/526136) to study the effect of parents' and schools' engagement with remote learning during school closures has been brought into the public discourse, as the Government discusses plans to reduce socio-economic inequalities induced by school closures. See http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/104916/1/politicsandpolicy_covid_19_sending_the_youngest_back_to_school.pdf and https://theconversation.com/mandatory-remote-teaching-could-reduce-inequality-during-the-pandemic-but-delivering-it-will-be-difficult-152651. Our work has provided important evidence for understanding the impact of the pandemic on communities and the implications for community cohesion. For example, Borkowksa's analysis of changes to community cohesion during the pandemic (Borkowska and Laurence, 2021) also received widespread media coverage, showing that community spirit actually fell, contrary to public discourse (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/07/good-neighbours-no-uks-community-spirit-fell-in-summer-covid-lockdown). We have contributed a series of blog pieces related to the impacts of COVID-19 for the Economic Observatory, including: Bhalotra on the rise of domestic violence (https://www.economicsobservatory.com/what-are-effects-lockdown-and-recession-domestic-violence); Del Bono and Holford on young people's labour market prospects (https://www.economicsobservatory.com/what-are-prospects-young-people-joining-labour-market-now); Luthra on the rise in hate crime (https://www.economicsobservatory.com/hate-crime-rising-during-covid-19-crisis); Harkness on gender inequalities (https://www.economicsobservatory.com/how-will-response-coronavirus-affect-gender-equality); and Rabe on the Summer Food Fund (https://www.economicsobservatory.com/what-difference-will-covid-summer-food-fund-make-childrens-lives) . Note: All references are from outputs recorded in ResearchFish. Where appropriate, a publicly available link to reports, blogs, or media articles is provided.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Education,Healthcare
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Advisory committee INPS grant (Italy)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Citation in a systematic review for my work on Village Saving and Loans Associations
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD011504.pub2/full
 
Description OTHER (21st October 2019): "Understanding pay gaps" - speech given by Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England, at the Joint Bank of England, Federal Reserve Bank and European Central Bank conference on Gender and Career Progression, citing research by Malcolm Brynin and Simonetta Longhi
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/-/media/boe/files/speech/2019/understanding-pay-gaps-speech-by-andy-...
 
Description POLICY (10th October 2019): Invited panellist at London Assembly Health Committee to discuss 'Housing insecurity and the impact on children's health' (Amy Clair)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2019/10/08/dr-amy-clair-to-address-london-assembly-health-committee-wit...
 
Description POLICY (11th December 2020): Former MiSoC researcher Dr Cara Booker gives evidence to the COVID-19 Lords Select Committee: Living Online - The impact of increased social media use on young people's mental health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description POLICY (11th May 2020): Oral evidence on the impact of UIFSM at the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum policy conference 'Children's food and nutrition in England - next steps for policy and industry practice on obesity prevention, innovation, and tackling inequalities' (B. Rabe & A. Holford)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description POLICY (20th October 2020): Birgitta Rabe and Angus Holford's blog for ESRC Economics Observatory "What difference will the COVID Summer Food Fund make to children's lives?" cited as reference in Opposition Day Debate on FSM in Parliament
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cdp-2020-0114/?utm_source=HOC+Library+-+Rese...
 
Description POLICY (26th November 2020): Following conference call on 28.10.19 with Cabinet Office OIT on findings on impact of UIFSM, meeting with OIT, DFE & DHSC to present findings on children's bodyweight outcomes (Birgitta Rabe & Angus Holford)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Outcomes were plans for future sharing of data on take-up and of findings; to make sure our evidence base is available to the authors of the next Chief Medical Officer's report on child obesity; our presentation was shared with the outgoing Chief Medical Officer who was "pleased".
 
Description POLICY (28th November 2020): Written contribution to call for evidence by Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities in the UK (various MiSoC researchers)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description POLICY (30th September 2020): Contribution to POST briefing for House of Lords consultation on Life beyond Covid-19 (Ayse Guveli)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description POLICY (January 2020): National Minimum Wage: Low Pay Commission report 2019. Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy by Command of Her Majesty (S. Harkness, S. Avram)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/low-pay-commission-report-2019
 
Description Covid-19 and school availability: impact on parental labour supply and wellbeing
Amount £69,798 (GBP)
Funding ID WEL /FR-000022919 
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 09/2021
 
Description Genes, genealogies and the evolution of demographic change and social inequality (GENPOP)
Amount € 1,985,706 (EUR)
Funding ID SEP-210574409 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 06/2020 
End 05/2025
 
Description Mind the Gap: Educational Inequalities during Covid-19
Amount £112,699 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/V015222/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 04/2022
 
Description NetSILC3
Amount € 26,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Department Eurostat
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description NetSILC3
Amount € 26,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Department Eurostat
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Tax Shifting of Direct and Indirect Taxation in Italy and Spain
Amount £44,995 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Department Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description The Economics and Politics of Taxation and Social Protection
Amount $193,338 (USD)
Funding ID 605UU-1631 
Organisation United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research 
Sector Academic/University
Country Finland
Start 12/2015 
End 06/2017
 
Description The Economics and Politics of Taxation and Social Protection
Amount $4,500 (USD)
Funding ID 605UU-1326 
Organisation United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research 
Sector Academic/University
Country Finland
Start 06/2015 
End 09/2015
 
Description The South African Tax-Benefit Micro-Simulation Model
Amount £822 (GBP)
Organisation Southern African Social Policy Research Institute (SASPRI) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country South Africa
Start 11/2014 
End 01/2015
 
Description News: How the graduate boom may be boosting high skill jobs growth in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A recent report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) claimed that the UK is one of the very few EU countries which saw larger growth in low-skill jobs than in high-skill ones between 1996 and 2008. All this at a time when the share of graduates in the economy increased dramatically.

However, in an article for The Conversation, Andrea Salvatori and colleagues Seetha Menon and Wouter Zwysen explain how new studies for ISER into job polarisation have uncovered flaws in the data and new evidence that in fact graduates are getting high skill jobs and that this sector is growing.

Shared information, informed decision making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2015/09/23/how-the-graduate-boom-may-be-boosting-high-skill-jobs-growth...
 
Description Article on the effect of childcare availability on maternal employment in Russia published in Kommersant, based on ISER WP no. 2019-11(Kazakova, Nov. 2019) (in Russian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article on the effect of childcare availability on maternal employment in Russia based on ISER WP no. 2019-11 (Kazakova, Nov. 2019) (in Russian)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/4179703?query=%D0%A3%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%B5%D1%80%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%82%D...
 
Description Article on the effect of childcare availability on maternal employment in Russia published in News.ru, based on ISER WP no. 2019-11 (Kazakova, Nov. 2019) (in Russian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article on the effect of childcare availability on maternal employment in Russia based on ISER WP no. 2019-11 (Kazakova, Nov. 2019) (in Russian)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://news.ru/economics/diskriminaciya-rodivshih-mam-uroduet-rynok-truda-v-rossii/
 
Description Article on the effect of childcare availability on maternal employment in Russia published in SIA.ru, based on ISER WP no. 2019-11 (Kazakova, Nov. 2019) (in Russian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article on the effect of childcare availability on maternal employment in Russia based on ISER WP no. 2019-11 (Kazakova, Nov. 2019) (in Russian)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://sia.ru/?section=483&action=show_news&id=384171
 
Description BBC Essex interview with Sadie Nine (Silvia Avram, 1 October 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Essex with Sadie Nine on the new minimum wage announced by Sajid Javid.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC Three Counties Radio interview with Roberto Perrone (Silvia Avram, 23 January 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with BBC Three Counties Radio with Roberto Perrone on taxation and inequality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BLOG (10th February 2020): Ethnic discrimination in the labour market (Malcolm Brynin & Simonetta Longhi) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (10th February 2020): Ethnic discrimination in the labour market (Malcolm Brynin & Simonetta Longhi)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2020/02/10/ethnic-discrimination-in-the-labour-market
 
Description BLOG (10th February 2020): The impact of Brexit on the EU migrants in UK Higher Education (Renee Luthra) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (10th February 2020): The impact of Brexit on the EU migrants in UK Higher Education (Renee Luthra)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2020/02/10/the-impact-of-brexit-on-the-eu-migrants-in-uk-higher-ed...
 
Description BLOG (11th August 2020): Zero hours: Flexibility or insecurity - video blog (S. Avram with Science Animated) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (11th August 2020): Zero hours: Flexibility or insecurity - video blog (S. Avram with Science Animated)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giHHwuXXhCA&feature=youtu.be
 
Description BLOG (11th August 2020): Zero hours: Flexibility or insecurity - video blog with Science Animated (Silvia Avram) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BLOG (11th August 2020): Zero hours: Flexibility or insecurity - video blog with Science Animated (Silvia Avram)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giHHwuXXhCA&feature=youtu.be
 
Description BLOG (11th January 2020): Mandatory remote teaching could reduce inequality during the pandemic - but delivering it will be difficult (Ayse Guveli for The Conversation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (11th January 2020): Mandatory remote teaching could reduce inequality during the pandemic - but delivering it will be difficult (Ayse Guveli for The Conversation)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://theconversation.com/mandatory-remote-teaching-could-reduce-inequality-during-the-pandemic-bu...
 
Description BLOG (13th May 2020): Does treating depression improve economic wellbeing? (short video blog in collaboration with Econimate - Sonia Bhalotra) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (13th May 2020): Does treating depression improve economic wellbeing? (short video blog in collaboration with Econimate - Sonia Bhalotra)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFbFi7LTWaI&feature=youtu.be
 
Description BLOG (13th November 2020): A shadow pandemic and domestic violence: the potential role of layoffs and unemployment benefits (S. Bhalotra for VoxEU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (13th November 2020): A shadow pandemic and domestic violence: the potential role of layoffs and unemployment benefits (S. Bhalotra for VoxEU)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://voxeu.org/article/job-displacement-unemployment-benefits-and-domestic-violence
 
Description BLOG (16th September 2019): The case for universal infant free school meals (Angus Holford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (16th September 2019): The case for universal infant free school meals (Angus Holford)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2019/09/16/the-case-for-universal-infant-free-school-meals
 
Description BLOG (18th February 2020): Political and ethnic identity (Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (18th February 2020): Political and ethnic identity (Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt). MiSoC's Dr Alita Nandi and Professor Lucinda Platt (LSE) investigate the relationship between people's political and ethnic identities across different majority / minority ethnicities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2020/02/18/political-and-ethnic-identity
 
Description BLOG (19th October 2020): Labour market scarring on young people - video blog (E. Del Bono for Economics Observatory) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (19th October 2020): Labour market scarring on young people - video blog (E. Del Bono for Economics Observatory)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU8qhRuPErU&feature=youtu.be
 
Description BLOG (19th October 2020): Labour market scarring on young people - video blog for the ESRC Economics Observatory (Emilia Del Bono) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (19th October 2020): Labour market scarring on young people - video blog for the ESRC Economics Observatory (Emilia Del Bono
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU8qhRuPErU&feature=youtu.be
 
Description BLOG (20th January 2020): The National Living Wage, inequality and job progression: final report for the Low Pay Commission (Silvia Avram and Susan Harkness) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact BLOG (20th January 2020): The National Living Wage, inequality and job progression: final report for the Low Pay Commission (Silvia Avram and Susan Harkness)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2020/01/20/the-national-living-wage-inequality-and-job-progression...
 
Description BLOG (21st November 2019): Maternal mental health and development - video blog (E. Del Bono with Econ. Films) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (21st November 2019): Maternal mental health and development - video blog (E. Del Bono with Econ. Films)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://twitter.com/i/status/1197501695271591937
 
Description BLOG (21st November 2019): Maternal mental health and development - video blog (Emilia Del Bono for Econ Films) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BLOG (21st November 2019): Maternal mental health and development - video blog (Emilia Del Bono for Econ Films)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/i/status/1197501695271591937
 
Description BLOG (27th November 2020): What is Social Science - University of Essex video blog for ESRC Festival of Social Science (S. Bhalotra, B. Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (27th November 2020): What is Social Science - University of Essex video blog for ESRC Festival of Social Science (S. Bhalotra, B. Rabe)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://vimeo.com/471012421
 
Description BLOG (28th November 2019): What does the decrease in child mortality really mean? Sonia Bhalotra short video for VoxDev 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (28th November 2019): What does the decrease in child mortality really mean? Sonia Bhalotra short video for VoxDev
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2019/11/28/what-does-the-decrease-in-child-mortality-really-mean
 
Description BLOG (29th July 2020): Is hate crime rising during the Covid-19 crisis? R. Luthra & A. Nandi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (29th July 2020): Is hate crime rising during the Covid-19 crisis? R. Luthra & A. Nandi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2020/07/29/is-hate-crime-rising-during-the-covid-19-crisis
 
Description BLOG (30th September 2019): Food bank users in Britain are dealing with significant housing problems (A. Clair) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (30th September 2019): Food bank users in Britain are dealing with significant housing problems (A. Clair)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2019/09/30/food-bank-users-in-britain-are-dealing-with-significant...
 
Description BLOG (3rd February 2020): Subjective Expectations: Measurement and analysis of decision-making under uncertainty (Adeline Delavande) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BLOG (3rd February 2020): Subjective Expectations: Measurement and analysis of decision-making under uncertainty (Adeline Delavande)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2020/02/03/subjective-expectations-measurement-and-analysis-of-dec...
 
Description BLOG (4th March 2020): Do migrants undercut the job quality of natives? (Neli Demireva) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (4th March 2020): Do migrants undercut the job quality of natives? (Neli Demireva)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2020/03/04/do-migrants-undercut-the-job-quality-of-natives
 
Description BLOG (6th February 2020) Income inequality and the very rich (Mike Brewer) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BLOG (6th February 2020) Income inequality and the very rich (Mike Brewer)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2020/02/06/income-inequality-and-the-very-rich
 
Description BLOG: COVID-19 and educational losses: The case for sending the youngest back to school (Birgitta Rabe, LSE Blog, 15 May 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In a blog for the LSE, Jo Blanden and Birgitta Rabe discuss the decision to send the youngest students back to school this summer. They explain why doing so may be important for children's education and wellbeing, as long as health risks can be mitigated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/covid19-sending-the-youngest-back-to-school/
 
Description BLOG: Do migrants undercut the job quality of natives? (Neli Demireva 4 March 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MiSoC researcher Dr Neli Demireva, together with Dr Wouter Zwysen, investigate the employment outcomes and types of jobs migrants, ethnic minorities and white British majority members do
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2020/03/04/do-migrants-undercut-the-job-quality-of-natives
 
Description BLOG: How will the response to coronavirus affect gender equality? (Susan Harkness, Economics Observatory, 19 June 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Susan Harkness writes for the Economics Observatory: The Covid-19 crisis presents a potentially major setback for gender equality with its effects likely to persist long after lockdown has ended. Why have women borne such a heavy economic and caring burden - and will the negative impact persist?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.coronavirusandtheeconomy.com/question/how-will-response-coronavirus-affect-gender-equali...
 
Description BLOG: Maternal investments in children: the role of expected effort and returns (Sonia Bhalotra 12 March 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Inequalities in child developmental outcomes emerge early in life and persist, with parents playing a critical role in determining these differences. MiSoC researcher Professor Sonia Bhalotra investigates the importance of subjective expectations of returns to and effort costs of the two main investments that mothers make in newborns: breastfeeding and stimulation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2020/03/12/maternal-investments-in-children-the-role-of-expected-e...
 
Description BLOG: Open schools first for the hardest hit children (Ayse Guveli, LSE Blog 9 June 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Writing for the LSE, MiSoC researcher Ayse Guveli explores the effect of Covid-19 related school closures on children's educational opportunities and future outcomes, and how this varies by social and family background.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/socialpolicy/2020/06/09/open-schools-first-for-the-hardest-hit-children/?fbc...
 
Description BLOG: What are the effects of lockdown and recession on domestic violence? Sonia Bhalotra for the Economics Observatory 18 August 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog article for the ESRC's Economics Observatory, timed to coincide with a BBC Panorama programme focused on a study by Women's Aid on the scale and nature of domestic abuse during lockdown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2020/08/18/what-are-the-effects-of-lockdown-and-recession-on-domes...
 
Description BLOG: What are the prospects for young people joining the labour market now? (Emilia Del Bono & Angus Holford for the Economics Observatory, 11 June 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Writing for the ESRC's new Economics Observatory, Emilia Del Bono and Angus Holford investigate the impact of the Covid-19 economic downturn on employment prospects for new graduates and current higher education students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2020/06/11/what-are-the-prospects-for-young-people-joining-the-lab...
 
Description BLOG: What difference will the COVID Summer Food Fund make to children's lives? (Birgitta Rabe & Angus Holford, Economics Observatory, 1 July 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact New analysis by Birgitta Rabe, Angus Holford with colleagues from the IFS, writing for the Economics Observatory: Following a campaign by footballer Marcus Rashford, the government's COVID Summer Food Fund will provide food vouchers for children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals. What are the likely results?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.coronavirusandtheeconomy.com/question/what-difference-will-covid-summer-food-fund-make-c...
 
Description Blog for Institute for the Future of Work (Avram, Jan 2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Blog piece detailing the main results from a study on pay insecurity and labour market participation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ifow.org/news-articles/do-workers-choose-unstable-jobs
 
Description Blog post for the Social Market Foundation - Amy Clair 02/04/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In place of a talk (postponed due to COVID-19) I wrote a blog post on the COVID-19 pandemic and housing for the Social Market Foundation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://t.co/pxXIPVu3NY?amp=1
 
Description Campaign for Social Science Strategic Leadership Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Campaign for Social Science Strategic Leadership Forum - invited talk about Graduate Employability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Departmental seminar, School of Economics, University of Queensland, 20 November 2019 - Comparing distributions of individuals' subjective well-being (Stephen Jenkins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Departmental Seminar. Sharing of information. Started discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description EVENT (10th December 2020): Invited high-level expert: Beyond COVID-19: Population Challenges Ahead by Population Europe (E. Del Bono) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited high-level expert: Beyond COVID-19: Population Challenges Ahead with Dr Markus Kerber (State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community) and Dr Arnstein Aassve (Professor in Demography at the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management of Bocconi University in Milan)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description EVENT (10th November 2020): "Who need experts anyway"? M. Kumari speaker at University of Essex FOSS event with David Dimbleby chairing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel of leading Essex academics join the eminent broadcaster for debate as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2020/10/28/professor-meena-kumari-joins-david-dimbleby-for-panel-discus...
 
Description EVENT (11th November 2019): Lending a hand - Family support amid rising life expectancy Resolution Foundation Intergenerational Centre event (Emily Grundy speaker) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact EVENT (11th November 2019): Lending a hand - Family support amid rising life expectancy Resolution Foundation Intergenerational Centre event, Emily Grundy joins panel alongside Baronness Camilla Cavendish, former No. 10 Director of Policy, Mark Bogard, Chief Executive of Family Building Society and, Lord David Willetts, President of the Resolution Foundation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lending-a-hand-family-support-amid-rising-life-expectancy-tickets-795...
 
Description EVENT (13th October 2020): "The future of student outcomes". Angus Holford at launch of report by NEON 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As the debate over the value of higher education participation intensifies NEON, in association with the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) from the University of Essex, is launching a new pamphlet bringing together evidence and perspectives from the UK and abroad on what successful student outcomes means and how to deliver them.
Angus Holford who contributed to the report presented his research at the online launch of 'The Future of Student Outcomes' on Tuesday 13th October 2020. The keynote speaker at the event was Emma Hardy MP, Shadow Minister for Higher Education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2020/09/28/the-future-of-student-outcomes-join-shadow-minister-for-high...
 
Description EVENT (14th November 2019): Stakeholder workshop on vulnerable immigrants in east of England (Renee Luthra) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EVENT (14th November 2019): Organised workshop of 15-30 local (Colchester and East of England) stakeholder immigrant / ethnic minority organisations, law clinics and Red Cross to discuss vulnerable immigrants in east of England (Renee Luthra)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description EVENT (14th October 2019): What do we know and what should we do about inequality, Institute for Global Change (Mike Brewer) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact EVENT (14th October 2019): What do we know and what should we do about inequality, Institute for Global Change (Mike Brewer discussing his new analysis of the top 1% and 0.1% in the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://bit.ly/35G2evJ
 
Description EVENT (19th February 2020): Brookings India Development Seminar: Unemployment and domestic violence - New evidence from administrative data (Sonia Bhalotra keynote speaker) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EVENT (19th February 2020): Brookings India Development Seminar: Unemployment and domestic violence - New evidence from administrative data (Sonia Bhalotra keynote speaker)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.brookings.edu/events/development-seminar-unemployment-and-domestic-violence-new-evidence...
 
Description EVENT (20th January 2021): Webinar in Gender and Family Economics: Job Displacement, Unemployment Benefits and Domestic Violence (Sonia Bhalotra for THEMA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EVENT (20th January 2021): Webinar in Gender and Family Economics: Job Displacement, Unemployment Benefits and Domestic Violence (Sonia Bhalotra for THEMA)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://thema.u-cergy.fr/evenements/webinar-gender-and-family-economics/article/sonia-r-bhalotra-uni...
 
Description EVENT (21st-23rd October 2019): Invited presentation at "1+1=3: MIgration, cultural values and norms and how do we create a common we" conference, Denmark (Renee Luthra) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EVENT (21st-23rd October 2019): Invited presentation to 15-30 stakeholders of immigrant organisations across Europe as part of the EU funded ELAINE project, presenting on ethnic and racial harassment (Renee Luthra)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description EVENT (25th November 2020): "Pay insecurity before and after Covid-19" (Silvia Avram), workshop co-hosted with Nuffield Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online webinar to share findings from recent research, highlight key areas needing policy attention and identify remaining gaps in the evidence base. Researchers from the University of Essex, University of Cardiff and Resolution Foundation presented their research findings followed by an open discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2020/11/23/pay-insecurity-before-and-after-covid-19-crisis-nuffield-fou...
 
Description EVENT (28th January 2021): APSE facilities, catering and cleaning management online seminar: "A fresh approach - Developing a service fit for the future" (Birgitta Rabe presenting her findings on the Universal Impact Free School Meals policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EVENT (28th January 2021): APSE facilities, catering and cleaning management online seminar: "A fresh approach - Developing a service fit for the future" (Birgitta Rabe presenting her findings on the Universal Impact Free School Meals policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.apse.org.uk/apse/assets/File/Documents/Events/2021%20-%20FM%20Seminar/FM%20Flyer.pdf
 
Description EVENT (2nd December 2020): "Where next for children's food provision" (B. Rabe & A. Holford) workshop co-hosted by Nuffield Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online webinar to launch the final report of Birgitta Rabe and Angus Holford's Nuffield Foundation-funded project on the impacts of the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) policy, and bring together researchers, practitioners and policymakers to debate how school or public provision of food to children should be developed in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/events/where-next-for-childrens-food-provision
 
Description EVENT (9th December 2019): "Innovations in Examining Inequalities in Society" ISER 30th anniversary public conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EVENT (9th December 2019): "Innovations in Examining Inequalities in Society" ISER 30th anniversary public conference - several MiSoC researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2020/01/07/celebrating-iser-30th-anniversary-conference-at-the-british-...
 
Description EVENT: 5 November 2019: Inequality and the very rich: what do we know? Workshop co-hosted with the IFS (Mike Brewer) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EVENT: 5 November 2019: Inequality and the very rich: what do we know? Workshop co-hosted with the IFS (Mike Brewer)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Evidence Network for Private Renting 'Private renting in a time of crisis' e-conference - Amy Clair 18/06/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Evidence Network for Private Renting held an e-conference open to all about private renting in during the pandemic.

I provided a recorded presentation (available on the link given below) and took part in an online panel discussion with other presenters which included academics, people from 3rd sector organisations, policy makers and others. Estimate that around 30 attended the panel. The panel was recorded and will also be shared online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/en4r/events/private-renting-in-a-time-of-crisis/
 
Description Health Foundation Long Read "Better housing is crucial for our health and the COVID-19 recovery" - Amy Clair 28/12/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A long read for the Health Foundation website on housing and health in the context of COVID. Written with Adam Timpson of the Health Foundation. The report was covered in The Guardian, Inside Housing and other media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.health.org.uk/publications/long-reads/better-housing-is-crucial-for-our-health-and-the-c...
 
Description Interview with Environmental Health News about the eviction ban - Amy Clair 11/09/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conversation with journalist from Environmental Health News for an article on the eviction ban
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited panellist London Assembly Health Committee 10/10/19 Amy Clair 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I attended a meeting of the Health Committee to discuss 'Housing insecurity and the impact on children's health'. It was attended by Assembly Members and members of the public. It was also live streamed. I answered questions and took part in discussion around the link between housing and health, particularly in relation to children and their families.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/assembly/coming-up-next-week-at-the-london-assembly-122
 
Description Invited speaker at Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Conference Amy Clair 08/09/20 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Approximately 100 people attended the panel, which included presentations.
CIEH: Housing and Health Conference; Improving Standards & Sustainability 2 Day Virtual Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.cieh.org/events/2020/headline-conference/cieh-12th-housing-and-health-conference/
 
Description MEDIA (10th December 2019): ISER news: MiSoC Co-Director Nicola Barban wins two million Euro grant for ground-breaking population research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (10th December 2019): ISER news: MiSoC Co-Director Nicola Barban wins two million Euro grant for ground-breaking population research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2019/12/10/iser-wins-two-million-euro-grant-for-ground-breaking-populat...
 
Description MEDIA (14th December 2020): ISER news story: Gig economy not working for workers - new report published by the Nuffield Foundation (Silvia Avram) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (14th December 2020): ISER news story: Gig economy not working for workers - new report published by the Nuffield Foundation (Silvia Avram)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2020/12/14/gig-economy-not-working-for-workers-new-report-published-by-...
 
Description MEDIA (14th December 2020): ISER news story: Gig economy not working for workers - new report published by the Nuffield Foundation (S. Avram) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (14th December 2020): ISER news story: Gig economy not working for workers - new report published by the Nuffield Foundation (S. Avram)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2020/12/14/gig-economy-not-working-for-workers-new-report-published-by-...
 
Description MEDIA (14th June 2020): One in three women suffering from loneliness in lockdown article in The Independent citing Ben Etheridge's research. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (14th June 2020): One in three women suffering from loneliness in lockdown article in The Independent citing former MiSoC researcher Ben Etheridge's research. Also covered in The Observer https://t.co/eZSepTcqXZ?amp=1, China Daily, Stylist, Times of India, Independent, Marie Claire, Observer, The Spectator
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/women/lockdown-loneliness-uk-gender-gap-women-a9565106.html
 
Description MEDIA (14th June 2020): One in three women suffering from loneliness in lockdown. The Independent article on B. Etheridge's research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (14th June 2020): One in three women suffering from loneliness in lockdown. Independent & Guardian articles on B. Etheridge's research (undertaken when MiSoC researcher). Also covered in The Observer https://t.co/eZSepTcqXZ?amp=1, China Daily, Stylist, Times of India, Independent, Marie Claire, Observer, The Spectator
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/women/lockdown-loneliness-uk-gender-gap-women-a9565106.html
 
Description MEDIA (15th May 2020): 'School is a really good place to tackle childhood obesity': Study measures impact of free school meals on obesity rates (Food Navigator article on A. Holford & B. Rabe's research) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (15th May 2020): 'School is a really good place to tackle childhood obesity': Study measures impact of free school meals on obesity rates (Food Navigator article on A. Holford & B. Rabe's research)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL HTTPS://WWW.FOODNAVIGATOR.COM/ARTICLE/2020/05/15/DO-FREE-SCHOOL-MEALS-HELP-REDUCE-OBESITY-RATE
 
Description MEDIA (15th October 2019): A Bad Deal for Early-Career Researchers Research (American Scientist article citing research by Angus Holford ) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (15th October 2019): A Bad Deal for Early-Career Researchers Research by Angus Holford with Auriel Fournier (Illinois Natural History Survey) cited in American Scientist article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.americanscientist.org/article/a-bad-deal-for-early-career-researchers
 
Description MEDIA (19th December 2019): ISER news: MiSoC co-hosts workshop on improving support for asylum seekers and vulnerable EU migrants in Essex 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MEDIA (19th December 2019): ISER news: MiSoC co-hosts workshop on improving support for asylum seekers and vulnerable EU migrants in Essex. Stakeholders gathered for their second annual meeting to discuss challenges and to develop long-term strategies for support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2019/12/19/misoc-co-hosts-workshop-on-improving-support-for-asylum-seek...
 
Description MEDIA (1st October 21020): ISER News story: Understanding the impact of Covid school closures on parents - new research commissioned. (B. Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (1st October 21020): ISER News story: Understanding the impact of Covid school closures on parents - new research commissioned. (B. Rabe)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2020/09/30/understanding-the-impact-of-covid-school-closures-on-parents...
 
Description MEDIA (20th December 2020): Immigration shake-up leaves employers with skills challenges in new year (article in the Telegraph citing R. Luthra's research) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (20th December 2020): Immigration shake-up leaves employers with skills challenges in new year (article in the Telegraph citing R. Luthra's research)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/12/20/immigration-shake-up-leaves-employers-skills-challen...
 
Description MEDIA (21st November 2019: ISER news: New fully funded PhD studentships with our ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (21st November 2019: ISER news: New fully funded PhD studentships with our ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change: ISER launches new scholarships for PhDs linked to our new five-year ESRC-funded research programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2019/11/21/new-fully-funded-phd-studentships-with-our-esrc-research-cen...
 
Description MEDIA (22nd October 2019): Becoming a mother makes career progression harder - The Times (S. Harkness) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (22nd October 2019): Becoming a mother makes career progression harder - The Times (S. Harkness with M. Borkowska & A. Pelikh), also reported on ITV News and in PhysOrg, workplaceinsight.net & other media outlets)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/becoming-a-mother-makes-career-progression-harder-l2pkdcx2l
 
Description MEDIA (22nd October 2019): ISER news: Gender equality at work: our new Government-commissioned research on the barriers to women's progression including research by Susan Harkness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (22nd October 2019): ISER news: Gender equality at work: our new Government-commissioned research on the barriers to women's progression including research by Susan Harkness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2019/10/22/gender-equality-at-work-our-new-government-commissioned-rese...
 
Description MEDIA (22nd October 2020): Universal infant free school meals - explainer for CPAG (B. Rabe & A. Holford on final report of their UIFSM research) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (22nd October 2020): Universal infant free school meals - explainer for CPAG (B. Rabe & A. Holford on final report of their UIFSM research)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://askcpag.org.uk/content/205433/universal-infant-free-school-meals
 
Description MEDIA (25th September 2020): Sibling personality traits: the truth about oldest, youngest and middle children, according to science. Article in Stylist (Feifei Bu) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (25th September 2020): Sibling personality traits: the truth about oldest, youngest and middle children, according to science. Article in Stylist citing former MiSoC researcher Feifei Bu's research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.stylist.co.uk/long-reads/eldest-youngest-middle-child-psychology-which-is-best/430192
 
Description MEDIA (25th September 2020): Sibling personality traits: the truth about oldest, youngest and middle children, according to science. Article in Stylist on F. Bu's research. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (25th September 2020): Sibling personality traits: the truth about oldest, youngest and middle children, according to science. Article in Stylist on F. Bu's research (undertaken when MiSoC researcher).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.stylist.co.uk/long-reads/eldest-youngest-middle-child-psychology-which-is-best/430192
 
Description MEDIA (26th October 2020): Minority ethnic economists under-represented at top UK universities. Guardian article citing research by Sonkurt Sen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (26th October 2020): Minority ethnic economists under-represented at top UK universities. Guardian article citing research by Sonkurt Sen (MiSoC PhD student)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/oct/26/minority-ethnic-economists-under-represented-at-to...
 
Description MEDIA (26th October 2020): Minority ethnic economists under-represented at top UK universities. Guardian article on S. Sen's research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (26th October 2020): Minority ethnic economists under-represented at top UK universities. Guardian article on S. Sen's research (MiSoC PhD student)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/oct/26/minority-ethnic-economists-under-represented-at-to...
 
Description MEDIA (27th December 2020): "Cramped housing has helped fuel spread of Covid in England - study" - Guardian article an A. Clair's work with the Health Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (27th December 2020): "Cramped housing has helped fuel spread of Covid in England - study" - Guardian article an A. Clair's work with the Health Foundation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/27/cramped-housing-has-helped-fuel-spread-of-covid-in-eng...
 
Description MEDIA (27th December 2020): Cramped housing has helped fuel spread of Covid in England - study. Guardian article citing A. Clair's research with the Health Foundation. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (27th December 2020): Cramped housing has helped fuel spread of Covid in England - study. Guardian article citing A. Clair's research with the Health Foundation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/27/cramped-housing-has-helped-fuel-spread-of-covid-in-eng...
 
Description MEDIA (27th January 2020): Social isolation robs memory and may lead to dementia (Daily Mail article citing Emily Grundy's research) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (27th January 2020): Social isolation robs memory and may lead to dementia (Daily Mail article citing Emily Grundy's research)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7934883/Social-isolation-robs-memory-lead-DEMENTIA.html
 
Description MEDIA (27th January 2020): Social isolation robs memory and may lead to dementia. Daily Mail article on E. Grundy's research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (27th January 2020): Social isolation robs memory and may lead to dementia. Daily Mail article on E. Grundy's research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7934883/Social-isolation-robs-memory-lead-DEMENTIA.html?f...
 
Description MEDIA (28th October 2020): ISER news story: New research project to understand the impact of Covid-19 on education inequalities (B. Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (28th October 2020): ISER news story: New research project to understand the impact of Covid-19 on education inequalities (B. Rabe)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2020/10/28/impact-of-covid-19-on-education-inequalities?fbclid=IwAR3HEt...
 
Description MEDIA (2nd December 2020): ISER news story: Final report published on the impact of Universal Infant Free School Meals policy (B. Rabe & A. Holford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (2nd December 2020): ISER news story: Final report published on the impact of Universal Infant Free School Meals policy (B. Rabe & A. Holford)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2020/12/02/final-report-published-on-the-impact-of-universal-infant-fre...
 
Description MEDIA (31st October 2019): ISER news: Family support amid rising life expectancy - Resolution Foundation event on intergenerational interdependence (Emily Grundy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (31st October 2019): ISER news: Family support amid rising life expectancy - Resolution Foundation event on intergenerational interdependence (Emily Grundy), Professor Emily Grundy joins expert panel including Baroness Camilla Cavendish, chaired by Lord David Willetts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2019/10/31/intergenerationalevent
 
Description MEDIA (3rd December 2019): PISA results reflect persistent disadvantage gap in UK education, SchoolsWeek article on J. Fullard's research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MEDIA (3rd December 2019): PISA results reflect persistent disadvantage gap in UK education, SchoolsWeek article on J. Fullard's research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://schoolsweek.co.uk/pisa-results-reflect-persistent-disadvantage-gap-in-uk-education/
 
Description MEDIA (5th March 2020): ISER news story: Young parents more likely to suffer ill health in later life (Emily Grundy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (5th March 2020): ISER news story: Young parents more likely to suffer ill health in later life (Emily Grundy)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2020/03/05/young-parents-more-likely-to-suffer-ill-health-in-later-life
 
Description MEDIA (5th November 2019): IFS: UK's richest people exploiting loophole to cut tax rate, Guardian article quoting Mike Brewer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (5th November 2019): IFS: UK's richest people exploiting loophole to cut tax rate, Guardian article quoting Mike Brewer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/05/thousands-of-uks-richest-people-exploiting-loophole...
 
Description MEDIA (6th November 2019): Scrap tax relief used by Britain's richest, urges former HMRC head, Guardian article following publication of M. Brewer's IFS research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact MEDIA (6th November 2019): Scrap tax relief used by Britain's richest, urges former HMRC head, Guardian article following publication of M. Brewer's IFS research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/06/scrap-tax-relief-used-by-britains-richest-urges-for...
 
Description MEDIA (7th June 2020): BAME and single-parent families worst hit financially by Covid-19 (Guardian article on P. Fisher's research) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (7th June 2020): BAME and single-parent families worst hit financially by Covid-19 (Guardian article on P. Fisher's research, undertaken when MiSoC researcher)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/07/bame-and-single-parent-families-worst-hit-financially-...
 
Description MEDIA (7th June 2020): BAME and single-parent families worst hit financially by Covid-19. Guardian article citing research by Paul Fisher 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (7th June 2020): BAME and single-parent families worst hit financially by Covid-19. Guardian article on research by former MiSoC researcher Paul Fisher
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/07/bame-and-single-parent-families-worst-hit-financially-...
 
Description MEDIA (7th November 2020): Good neighbours? No, UK's community spirit fell in summer Covid lockdown. Article in the Observer citing Magda Borkowska's research. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (7th November 2020): Good neighbours? No, UK's community spirit fell in summer Covid lockdown. Article in the Observer citing Magda Borkowska's research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/07/good-neighbours-no-uks-community-spirit-fell-in-summer...
 
Description MEDIA (7th November 2020): Good neighbours? No, UK's community spirit fell in summer Covid lockdown. Guardian article citing M. Borkowska's research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (7th November 2020): Good neighbours? No, UK's community spirit fell in summer Covid lockdown. Guardian article citing M. Borkowska's research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/07/good-neighbours-no-uks-community-spirit-fell-in-summer...
 
Description MEDIA (8th March 2020): Free school dinners 'led to fall in childhood obesity rates', The Observer (research by Angus Holford and Birgitta Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (8th March 2020): Free school dinners 'led to fall in childhood obesity rates', The Observer , also reported in iNews (https://inews.co.uk/news/health/free-school-dinners-childhood-obesity-2441280) and by Nuffield Foundation (https://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/news/universal-free-school-meals-winning-in-the-fight-against-childhood-obesity) (research by Angus Holford and Birgitta Rabe)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/mar/08/free-school-dinners-reduce-child-obesity-study-rev...
 
Description MEDIA (8th November 2020): Protect BAME people hit financially by Covid, says UK thinktank. Guardian article citing P. Fisher's research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (8th November 2020): Protect BAME people hit financially by Covid, says UK thinktank. Guardian article citing P. Fisher's research (undertaken when MiSoC researcher)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/08/protect-bame-people-hit-financially-by-covid-says-uk-t...
 
Description MEDIA (8th October 2019): ISER news story: Dr Amy Clair addresses London Assembly Health Committee with new evidence on impact of poor housing on children's health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact NEWS (8th October 2019): ISER news story: Dr Amy Clair addresses London Assembly Health Committee with new evidence on impact of poor housing on children's health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2019/10/08/dr-amy-clair-to-address-london-assembly-health-committee-wit...
 
Description MEDIA (9th March 2020): ISER news story: Universal free school meals winning in the fight against childhood obesity Dr Birgitta Rabe and Dr Angus Holford looked at how children's weight changed across the school year for Reception children following the introduction of the £600 million-a-year policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MEDIA (9th March 2020): ISER news story: Universal free school meals winning in the fight against childhood obesity Dr Birgitta Rabe and Dr Angus Holford looked at how children's weight changed across the school year for Reception children following the introduction of the £600 million-a-year policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2020/03/09/universal-free-school-meals-winning-in-the-fight-against-chi...
 
Description MEDIA: Coronavirus: What's happening to free school meals this summer? (BBC Explainer cites research by Birgitta Rabe & Angus Holford, 17 June 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MiSoC research cited in BBC report on changing government policy on free school meals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-53053337
 
Description Media briefing for the Royal Economic Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The media briefings of the royal economic society have the aim of promoting the articles published in the economic journal beyond their normal academic audience. In the month the media briefing was published, the paper was seen/downloaded by over 400 people. The interests remained strong for the following months.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.res.org.uk/resources-page/ethnic-diversity-discourages-teens-from-hanging-around-evidenc...
 
Description Meeting with representatives of the money advice and pension service 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Series of meetings in person and online with representatives from the money advice and pension service. The aim of these meetings was producing and disseminating evidence on the role od debt advice on debt management and well-being
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description News: ISER launches ground-breaking new ESRC study of student life 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Encouraged students to sign up to participate in study.

Numbers of registrants increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2015/10/05/iser-launches-ground-breaking-new-esrc-study-of-student-life
 
Description POLICY (5th November 2019): Participation in private seminar organised by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee (Mike Brewer) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact POLICY (5th November 2019): Participation in private seminar organised by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee (Mike Brewer)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Policy event on unstable/insecure work (+presentation ) organized together with the Nuffield Foundation (Avram, Nov 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 1 hour online policy event on insecure work. Presentations by Silvia Avram (Essex), Rod Hick(Cardiff) and Hannah Slaughter (Reseolution Foundation). Attended by various third sector organizations and DWP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at the 'Housing Rights' PRS conference - 25/11/20, Amy Clair 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact I was invited to give a presentation on home and health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic at the Housing Rights (a housing charity in Northern Ireland) Private Rented Sector conference. We had a discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.housingrights.org.uk/event/prs-conference-2020-future-proofing-private-renting
 
Description Programme Committee, IARIW-World Bank Conference on "New Approaches to Defining and Measuring Poverty in a Growing World", Washington DC, November 2019 (Stephen Jenkins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW), established in 1947, organizes conferences on topics related to income and wealth throughout the world, generally in partnership with national statistical offices. In addition to its biennial General Conference, the IARIW also organizes special or regional conferences in non-General Conference years. In 2019, the IARIW in partnership with the World Bank will be hosting a special conference on the measurement of poverty and well-being in Washington, DC November 7-8, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2019/06/06/world-bank-iariw-conference-on-poverty-measurement
 
Description Renee Luthra - 4 December - Panelist discussing party manifestos on migration at BBC Newsnight 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited panelist to discuss party manifestos take in immigration before the 2019 General Election
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Research on communities and COVID-19 round-table (organised by Local Trust), 5/02/2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Discussed the Covid-19 consequences on social cohesion, volunteering, neighborhood needs and responses in a round-table organised by Local Trust in light of to own past and on-going research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Short animated movie on Zero Hours (Avram, July 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Short animated movie detailing in an accessible manner results from a project on zero hours contracts and labour force participation. In partnership with Science Animated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giHHwuXXhCA