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 MiSoC 2019-2024 Key Findings
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), to develop a novel research agenda that focuses on the questions raised by technological change, new demographic patterns, and shifting policy priorities and political constraints, with special attention now placed on the social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The current research programme is organized under five research areas: (i) Education and Skills, (ii) Families and Well-Being, (iii) Ethnicity and Migration, (iv) Labour Markets and Institutions, and (v) Methods and Machine Learning. For the purposes of this document, we have also created a cross-cutting section that outlines key findings from the Covid-19 research which was not part of the original Case for Support.

Our key findings are described below.

(i) Education and skills
Research in this area focuses on human capital formation. We investigate the way in which cognitive and non-cognitive skills are formed, with a specific focus on the role of parents, schools, and peers. We investigate the accumulation of human capital in the early years, at school, and at university and consider the intergenerational transmission of socio-economic status by looking at occupational persistence as well as the effect of economic downturns on graduate students.

Skill formation: the role of parents, schools and friendships.
MiSoC Co-I Rabe has been working to understand the impact of school inputs on children's outcomes and the family learning environment. In a recent paper using data from Understanding Society linked to administrative school records, Greaves et al. (2023) consider how information from Ofsted school inspections impacts parental support at home. Within the same academic year, some households are interviewed before a school inspection takes place, while others are interviewed after the inspection. Comparing these two groups of families, the authors find that parents receiving good news about school quality significantly decrease time investment into their children. Del Bono continues to focus on the early years, and in a recent paper (Del Bono et al. 2022) looks more closely at the specific functional assumptions underlying the estimation of dynamic models of skill formation discussing the importance of normalization assumptions. In a further contribution to the study of childhood and our understanding of early life inequalities, Boda documents a negative association between hyperactivity and social inclusion, using new social network data on a sample of primary school students. Her analysis contributes to a better understanding of how social inclusion can be analysed in a longitudinal framework using information on social networks (Hassani et al. 2022).

Academic achievement in higher education
Building on 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 different inputs affect the production of human capital. In Delavande et al. (2020) we focus on university students' choices between 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.

Intergenerational transmission of socio-economic status
MiSoC former PhD student Rubolino investigates the effects of regulation on intergenerational mobility. Focusing on the case of Italy, Mocetti et al. (2020) exploit the impact of two major reforms and find that the progressive liberalization of professional services affected the propensity to follow the parents' career, which is taken as a proxy for intergenerational occupational persistence. Del Bono and Morando (2021) consider the issue from a different angle and look at whether a university degree is enough to guarantee that individuals from different socio-economic backgrounds enjoy the same labour market rewards later in life. They find that students from a less advantaged family background are more likely to become unemployed, to work part-time, and to earn less than students from more advantaged families following the 2008 recession.


(ii) Families and Well-Being
Research in this area focuses on how and why families and gender roles are changing and which implications this has for living standards and well-being. It also examines changes in fertility, co-habitation, marriage, multi-generation households and population ageing, and their relation to economic and non-economic outcomes.

The determinants of skills in early life, the influence of maternal mental health
Work by Bhalotra on the effectiveness of psychotherapy to treat perinatal maternal mental health started during the previous programme (ES/L009153/1) and featured a highly influential RCT study in Pakistan. This work continues under the current MiSoC as the mothers involved in the original study and their families are followed over time in multiple-wave longitudinal data. In their publication Baranov et al. (2020) find that seven years after the end of the psychotherapy sessions treated women had better mental health than untreated women. Moreover, the treated women had higher levels of financial empowerment and invested more in their children in both time and money terms. Bhalotra has been involved in a new/second trial with the same group, funded by the American National Institutes of Health. Using the baseline and postnatal waves, Bhalotra et al. (2022, reference below) show that mothers suffering depression perceive the effort cost of breastfeeding and playing with the newborn child as being relatively high, and that this leads them to make lower levels of these critical early investments in their children. In the new trial, the psychotherapy intervention was expanded to include training for mothers in the growth mind-set, intended to encourage mothers to stimulate the child. Although this intervention was wider in scope than in the previous study, it has so far had ambiguous impacts on children's socio-emotional and cognitive skills (Maselko et al., 2021).

Added reference:
Bhalotra, S., A Delavande, P Font, J Maselko (2022a): Maternal investments in children: The role of expected effort and returns. CAGE Warwick WP 637/2022. R&R, The Economic Journal.

Intergenerational exchanges across families
Connections between parents and their non-coresident adult children may include financial assistance, practical support, or both, provided by either generation to the other. In Burchardt et al. (2021) MiSoC Co-I Grundy analyses data on intergenerational exchanges across parents and children collected by the British Household Panel Study and its successor Understanding Society. She finds that these exchanges are in some cases sustained and complement formal welfare institutions. It follows that social policies should be designed to enable family members to continue support one another, while ensuring that those who have no access to these channels can enjoy effective social protection. Still focusing on the analysis of intergenerational exchanges within families, Steele and Grundy (2021) address estimation issues due to unevenly spaced frequency of data collection. The proposed solution relies on a random effects estimator that can handle continuous, binary or ordinal multivariate responses. A bivariate probit dynamic panel model is then applied to estimate the effects of partnership and employment transitions in the previous year and the presence and age of children in the current year on an individual's propensity to give or receive help.

Healthy life and lifestyles, the role of nutrition and diet
The importance of nutrition and diet in fostering better health is widely recognized. Holford and Rabe (2022) ask 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 finding 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).

(iii) Ethnicity and Migration
The ethnicity and migration research area is centred around two motivating questions: (i) how intergenerational transmission differs in families according to their ethnicity or migrant status, and (ii) how immigrants to the UK differ from those in the sending country, i.e. immigrant selectivity. Most of the projects proposed in the Case for Support have resulted in an output or are in progress, with several papers already published. More recently, MiSoC migration and ethnicity researchers have examined ethnic integration and social cohesion, as well as political integration and ethnic inequalities during Covid-19.

Ethnic integration and social cohesion
MiSoC continues to examine the role of ethnicity in shaping social cohesion, resilience, and civility for both majority and minority ethnic groups, expanding our focus beyond aggregate measures of ethnic concentration and self-reported perceptions of social cohesion to direct measures of social network segregation and civil society prevalence using network and register data. Using social network data on children in primary schools in Austria, Oczlon et al. (2023) find that although primary school children are as likely to initiate friendships with children of other ethnicities as with same-ethnic peers, these friendships are less likely to last. Using a large, nationally representative dataset of children in secondary schools in Germany, Lorenz et al. (2021) find that overall, refugee adolescents are less accepted by their classmates than their peers from other minority groups and from the German majority. Crucially, however, ethnic diversity is a success factor in refugee students' social integration: they have more friends and are less often rejected as desk mates in more diverse schools.



Bringing the international in: inequality among immigrants and their descendants
Examining the relative position of immigrants in the educational distribution of the sending country, Platt and Luthra (2021, reference below) 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. Guveli and Spierings (2022) also document higher employment among Turkish women in Europe as compared to similar women who remained 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.

Added reference:
Platt, L. and R. Luthra (2021). Are UK immigrants selected on education, skills, health and social networks?, CReAM discussion paper 03/21, R&R at Social Science Research.

(iv) Labour Markets and Institutions
MiSoC research in this area aims to shed new light on the factors affecting long-term trends in earnings inequality, including new findings on the gender pay gap and women's participation to the labour force with reference to the role of the family, children, and education. Other areas of interest are the impact of the tax-benefit system on income inequalities between and within a household unit, and the consequences of precarious jobs.

Single motherhood and inequalities
Harkness (2022a) examines how motherhood earnings penalties in combination with the cost of partner absence affect single mothers' economic well-being. Using longitudinal data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics for 1990-2015 and fixed-effects models with individual-specific slopes reveals that when needs are controlled for, the transition to parenthood is as strongly linked to reduced family income as partner absence is. The results illustrate how marriage and parenthood, alongside partner absence, shape the economic prospects of single-mother families. These findings highlight the importance of reducing gender inequalities in the labour market to improve single mothers' economic well-being. In related work, Harkness (2022b) looks at how single motherhood affects income at different points of the distribution in 12 countries. She finds that where there is heavy reliance on means-tested benefits, single mothers' incomes are clustered at the bottom of the distribution. She concludes that in the UK economic security has not been accompanied by opportunity whereas in the US, while there are more middle-income single mothers those at the bottom have little economic security. A further strand of work looks at women's work in and outside of the home. Exploiting cross-temporal variation in eligibility for full and part-time childcare in the UK, Brewer et al. (2022) show that part time free childcare has no effect on either mother or father labour supply, but that full time free childcare does increase work for women with no younger children.

The tax-benefit system and its 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. 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. Another line of research uses large-scale microsimulation models to examine how taxes and transfers differentially affect the incomes of men and women. Avram and Popova (2022) show that taxes and transfers significantly reduce gender income inequality in eight European countries but cannot compensate for large gaps in earnings. The findings suggest that achieving gender income inequality rests on eliminating the existing employment and wage gaps, possibly by encouraging men to work less and care more.

Earnings, employment, and income instability
MiSoc work documents recent trends in earnings and income instability and understanding their underlying causes and consequences. Avram et al. (2021) show that earnings and income volatility has recently fallen in the UK because of greater labour market attachment and fewer large falls in earnings. Further work by Avram examined jobs with unstable hours and earnings. Using an online experiment with low-income participants, Avram (2022a) shows that uncertainty in hours and pay is costly for workers and reduces labour supply. In a companion piece, Avram (2022b) shows that there is no evidence jobs with unstable hours and pay help the unemployed move into employment faster.

(v) Methods and Machine Learning
MiSoC aims to improving the evidence base in social science through substantive contributions, as outlined above, but the research programme also makes key contributions to improving methodology. We use Machine Learning methods for the identification of causal effects, consider the development of new measures of non-cognitive skills and expectations, and demonstrate innovative uses for genomic data from a social science perspective.

Conditional Average Treatment Effects (CATEs)
Our first contribution is to the development of a new method called Debiased Generative Trees (DeGeTs) for estimating CATEs from data where treatment/exposure selection is highly non-random so that the distribution of regressors is very different for the exposed and unexposed. MiSoC PhD Machlanski, alongside Co-Is Samothrakis and Clarke, have proposed DeGeTs based on a principle called undersmoothed data augmentation to develop this method and found that it performs at least as well as matched competitors (Machlanski et al. 2022, reference below). A second contribution is by Samothrakis (2022), who finds that the usual way of applying neural networks consistently leads to poor performance for causal estimation if the usual convergence criteria are used. He found the so-called 'Grokking' effect to work whereby users should run their algorithms for many more iterations than is usually recommended in order to produce state of the art performance. MiSoC researchers (Machlanski et al. 2023, reference below) also looked at the issue more generally by studying the role of hyperparameter selection for a wide range of machine learning techniques appropriate for CATE estimation. An exhaustive experimental study revealed that the apparent difference between the latest state-of-the-art (meta-)learners and more routine approaches is in fact due to insufficient attention being paid to hyperparameter tuning and that a more thorough and systematic approach reduces the performance differential between methods considerably.
The software used in the two papers cited below has been deposited as part of our Research Fish outputs and has been made publicly available.

Added reference:
Machlanski, D., Samothrakis, S. and P. Clarke (2022). Undersmoothing Causal Estimators with Generative Trees, https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2203.08570
Machlanski, D., Samothrakis, S. and P. Clarke (2023). Hyperparameter Tuning and Model Evaluation in Causal Effect Estimation, http://arxiv.org/abs/2303.01412


Innovations in survey data collection and analysis
In mixed-mode surveys the survey mode varies between participants, but the difference between the group of participants who were administered the survey in one mode and the group who were administered it in another will generally provide a biased estimate of the mode effect because of non-random selection, which arises if there are systematic differences between the characteristics of the two groups. Clarke and Bao (2021), develop a method for estimating mode effects from mixed-mode surveys in the presence of nonignorable non-random selection and apply it to data from wave 8 of Understanding Society. Our team also continues to explore how subjective expectations influence individual behaviour in a variety of settings. Using new data collected in June 2020, Delavande et al. (2021) 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 here is the elicitation of ambiguity in risk perceptions, which is captured by asking participants to define a range rather than a point estimate. The findings indicate that individuals who express more ambiguity are less likely to adhere to social distancing and hygiene practices.

Added reference: Delavande, A., Del Bono, E. and A. Holford (2021). Ambiguity about COVID-related health risks and protective health behaviors among young adults. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aucKg2HFAwo4k2V7dhTx7rkjWYctEaif/view

Advances in the analysis of genetic data and biomarkers
Research using human genetic data and biomarkers is making a rapid inroad in the social sciences, contributing to fields such as psychology, economics, sociology and statistics. 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). High profile applications of the use of genetic data for social science questions is an examination of the effect of spousal education on partner's education using genetic indicators (Barban et al., 2021), and an exploration of genetic variants linked to age at first sexual intercourse and first birth (Mills et al. 2021), both critical life course events on the causal pathway to inequalities in a range of socioeconomic and health outcomes. Other applications of some of these concepts is a demonstration of a link between social mobility across the life course and biological ageing as measured with DNA methylation age, finding that although upward and downward mobility are associated with some measures of ageing, individuals who face stable deprivation across the life course are most consistently associated with accelerated ageing (Bao et al. 2022). Another application is found in Ding et al. (2019), 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. In a different study, Bevan and Kumari (2021) analyse the association between maternal separation and cortisol in late adulthood. Separation of children from their mothers has been shown to increase the risk of mental and physical conditions in later life, but it has been difficult to identify the biological pathways for this relationship. The authors find that hair cortisol concentrations among participants who reported maternal separation during childhood were significantly higher compared to their non-separated counterparts and that the effect was robust to adjustment by childhood, adult, and health measures. This finding contributes towards evidence on the long-term impact of early life stress on later life biology.

(vi) Cross-Cutting Work on Covid-19
MiSoC focuses on understanding how significant macro-events affect the behaviour of individuals and households and inform the dynamics of social change. So, when the Covid-19 pandemic struck, we had all the tools in place to examine the wider consequences of the pandemic on our society and economy. We also had a very close working relationship with the team in Understanding Society and were able to contribute to the consultation about their new Covid-19 surveys as well as performing rapid analysis of the data.

School Closures and Home Learning Inequalities
Multiple periods of lock-down and school closures during 2020 and 2021 had significant negative effects on student learning, with larger impacts on younger pupils and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. MiSoC researchers examined potential sources of this inequality from a variety of angles. Using the Understanding Society Covid-19 Study, Bayrakdar and Guveli (2022) demonstrate that ethnic and socioeconomic inequality in time spent on home learning during the first school lock down in the UK in Spring and Summer 2020 can be partially explained by differences in learning materials provided by children's schools. Also using the UKHLS Covid-19 study to compare home learning and school inputs between the first period and the second period of school closures in January 2021, Del Bono et al. (2021, reference below) find that schools improved their provision of home learning materials between the two lockdown periods, that secondary students in particular increased their time spent on home learning, but that school level variation in home learning provision was largely unexplained by the socioeconomic composition or Ofsted rating of the school. Surprisingly, the study finds very small differences in parental help with homework during lockdown according to socio-economic background, indicating that other factors - such as access to space, computing devices and broadband connection - contributed significantly to widen inequalities in children attainment.

Added reference:
Del Bono, E., Fumagalli, L., Holford, A., and B. Rabe (2021). Coping with school closures: changes in home-schooling during COVID-19, https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/files/news/2021/little-inequality-homeschool/coping-with-school-closures.pdf

Covid-19 and Family Inequalities
The lasting lockdown periods and massive furlough in the UK also created new opportunities for household level bargaining and a reorganisation of the division of housework and childcare. Using data from the new Understanding Society Covid-19 surveys, Rodríguez Sánchez et al. (2021) analyse the effect of lockdown on women's share of housework. They find that the lockdown measures initially induced greater equity in the household, but that the effect was short-lived especially among couples with school-age children. MiSoC Co-I Rabe (2021, reference below) also examined gender inequality in the impact of school closures on the mental health of parents. Exploiting variation in the return to school for children in Summer 2020. Here they find that parents with children in the years more likely to return to school (year R, 1 and 6) saw an improvement in their mental health as compared to those with children still out of school, and that this difference was most pronounced for mothers.

Added reference:
Blanden, J., Crawford, C., Fumagalli, L. and B. Rabe (2021), School closures and parents' mental health, https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/files/news/2021/school-closures/school-closures-mental-health.pdf

Covid-19 and Ethnic Inequalities
From the very onset of the pandemic, there was immediate evidence of a disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on ethnic minority communities in the UK, due to their concentration in the health and public sectors of the labour market, greater likelihood of residence in crowded housing, and higher prevalence of some comorbidities associated with a higher risk of a severe response to Covid-19 infections, such as diabetes. At the time, it was posited that a further explanation for increased Covid-19 impact on ethnic minorities was lower rates of adherence to public health guidelines. Using the BOOST2018 Covid-19 follow up survey, Luthra et al. (MiSoC Explainer, 2021) find that most ethnic minority recent graduates had higher rates of adherence to recommended health behaviours, especially mask wearing, and that this was strongest among those with a higher proportion of co-ethnic friends. MiSoC researchers also used the UKHLS Covid-19 study to explore ethnic differences in the consequences of Covid-19 lockdowns. Borkowska and Laurence (2020) find that self-reported neighbourhood cohesion declined during the first wave of the lockdown, and that this decline was stronger among non-white groups and those living in more socioeconomically deprived areas. Comparing experiences of harassment before, during, and after the pandemic, Nandi and Luthra (Economics Observatory, 2022) find in contrast that lockdowns and the resulting reduction of time in public spaces was protective, with both women and many ethnic minority groups reporting a decrease in experiences of gendered and ethnic harassment during the pandemic.

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 MiSoC researchers continue to take part in international conferences, workshops, and invited seminars in order to extend the reach of our scientific networks. For example, we will hold the second conference of the European Social Science Genomics Network in Bologna in May 2023, and the 7th MiSoC Workshop on Subjective Expectations at Bocconi University in June 2023. We are also working to develop a new research programme in line with the strategic priorities set up in new ESRC Delivery Plan.

We continue to work with established partners including The Cabinet Office Open Innovation Team, the Industry and Parliament Trust, the Universities Policy Engagement Network, and the Social Market Foundation. We meet regularly with our Key Advisors, who are drawn from charities, think tanks, campaign organisations, and local and national government specialists. We also seek out opportunities to raise the profile of MiSoC's research with the general public though media coverage, the Festival of Social Science, and other public engagement events. We partnered with the National Centre for Research Methods to promote several training courses aimed at postgraduate students, government officials and third sector employees, thus contributing to capacity building in the social sciences.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/misoc
 
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) as well as responding to new challenges emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, the cost of living crisis, the crisis in asylum seeking and refugee policy, and deteriorating security at work. The current research programme is organized under five research areas: (i) Education and Skills, (ii) Families and Well-Being, (iii) Ethnicity and Migration, (iv) Labour Markets and Institutions, and (v) Methods and Machine Learning. MiSoC's research is still recent in some areas, but it has already demonstrate the ability to generate conceptual and instrumental impacts, including on free school meal provision, housing insecurity, the impact of school closures on children's mental health, inequalities in higher education, ethnicity and migration, precarity at work, and the recruitment and retention of teachers in England. Our strategy for achieving impact builds on our dynamic model of dialogue with policy-makers and third-sector organisations through our Key Advisory Groups, the MiSoC Advisory Board, knowledge exchange (including joint research projects with organisations such as Diversity Economics), regular events for policy-makers and practitioners, and contributions to parliamentary select enquiries and other calls for evidence. More recently, we have developed a new Policy Fellowship programme to address the research needs of policy analysts working in various government departments and units. The programme consists of a period of secondment of the Fellow into MiSoC, and sees the involvement of MiSoC senior researchers, ECRs and PhD students. Here we give some examples of how our research is having an impact outside academia. The effects of Universal Infant Free School Meals provision in the UK MiSoC's research on the health and educational impacts of the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) policy continues to influence policy and provide critical evidence used by a wide range of government and third-party stakeholders. The research conducted by Birgitta Rabe and Angus Holford, funded jointly by the Nuffield Foundation and MiSoC, includes an extensive analysis of the impact of UIFSM and fills a vacuum of knowledge about whether this very expensive intervention, which is estimated to cost £400 per pupil per year, makes a difference (Holford and Rabe, 2022). The most important outcome of the project is the finding that making high quality school meals free on a universal basis reduces children's bodyweight throughout the first year of school, bringing more children into the healthy range. Given that it is notoriously difficult to shift children's bodyweight and interventions such as physical activity and nutrition information programmes have not yielded the desired outcome, these effects are of great importance to policy and practice. Before the results from this project were known, there was no evidence that UIFSM had been effective at improving outcomes valued by the Department for Education (DfE). UIFSM, a Liberal Democrat policy, had therefore been vulnerable to being axed since 2015. In February 2020, UIFSM was indeed proposed for withdrawal in the Department for Education's long-list of potential cuts to meet a 5% budget reduction. Shortly afterwards, the COVID-19 pandemic led to school closures. Together with widespread reductions in parental incomes, this highlighted the role of school food provision as a safety net against food insecurity. The research became instrumental in the policy debate surrounding the impact of the pandemic on disadvantaged families. It featured highly in the media, adding to public support for Marcus Rashford's campaign against 'holiday hunger' and thus contributing to the Government decision to provide funding over Christmas/New Year 2020/2021 school holidays ("BBC report What free school meals are children supposed to get" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-53053337). The research was cited in the Research Briefing for the Opposition Day Debate on Free School Meals, calling for continued funding provision for FSM over school holidays until Easter 2021. (see "Citation in Opposition Day Debate Research Briefing.pdf": https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cdp-2020-0114/). More generally, the findings have been received with huge interest by officials from government departments, parliamentarians, politicians and campaigners. The work is currently being used by the Feed the Future campaign for Universal Free School Meals, led by the Food Foundation, with its main findings included in their 'Superpowers of Free School Meals' Evidence Pack. A campaign officer from the National Education Union, which is now running a "Free School Meals for All" campaign with the Daily Mirror, said "[MiSoC's] work on the impacts of UIFSM has been incredibly influential in the sector's understanding of the benefits of the policy and has provided some very welcome insights into the health benefits of such provision." Rabe and Holford have also met with representatives from Sustain, the Food Foundation, School Food Matters, and London Borough of Southwark, explicitly to help them use the results to campaign for extending or retain Universal Free School Meal policies. In further recognition of MiSoC expertise in educational interventions, Holford was appointed as an Evaluation and Trial Advice Panellist starting 1 March 2023. For more details about the impact this research has so far achieved, please see: https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/files/misoc/impact/impact-case-study-free-school-meals.pdf (narrative) https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/files/misoc/impact/impact-case-study-free-school-meals.pdf (timeline) Inequality in Housing 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). The findings from this research have been cited in local planning documents, including the London Borough of Southwark's (https://www.southwark.gov.uk/assets/attach/50972/Equalities-Impact-Assessment-2021.pdf ) and the London Borough of Newham's (https://www.newham.gov.uk/downloads/file/3831/local-plan-issues-and-options-october-2021) local plans. These councils advocate future town planning should include quality rented accommodation that is affordable and safe, citing our evidence of the link between poor housing and susceptibility to disease such as Covid-19. This influence in the public discourse may mean many more people are not subjected to poor housing in the future with the inevitable benefit to their physical and mental health and life chances. More recently, MiSoC researchers have responded to the cost of living crisis and especially the soaring cost of heating, by examining the mental health consequences of living in inadequately heated homes. Using Understanding Society, Clair and Baker (2022) show that the transition into living in a home that is not suitably warm is associated with nearly double the odds of experiencing severe mental distress for those who had no mental distress at the beginning of the survey; and over three times the odds of severe mental distress for those previously on the borderline of severe mental distress. The findings were disseminated to a general audience using a piece in the Conversation in October 2022, resulting in substantial media attention (see https://theconversation.com/cold-homes-increase-the-risk-of-severe-mental-health-problems-new-study-19312). School closures and children's mental health During the first two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK government resorted to extreme measures, such as school closures, to reduce the transmission of the virus. Most children missed up to 13 weeks of school in the first lockdown (March 2020) and another eight weeks in the second national lockdown (January 2021). Many more weeks were lost in some areas during the regional school closures - following restrictions by tiers - during the Autumn of 2020. A new study led by MiSoC Rabe and Fumagalli in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Birmingham and Surrey (and supported by the Nuffield Foundation as well as MiSoC) examined how school closures impacted children's mental health. Using data from Understanding Society and the associated Covid-19 study, the researchers were able to track how children's mental health had changed over the past three years. The study found a significant rise in emotional and behavioural difficulties among children following the 2020 spring and summer term school closures, a rise that was greater for children who were not prioritised to return to school for six weeks before the summer holiday. Furthermore, the study showed that the return to school in September did not undo this damage (Blanden et al. 2021, reference below). The researchers were proactive in bringing the findings to the public's attention with media coverage including the Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Scottish Sun and the BBC. This evidence was submitted to Government and cited in the UK Parliament Committee of Public Accounts on "Covid-19: Support for children's education" (March 2021). in the Education Policy Institute addressing "Education recovery and resilience in England" (May 2021) and the Scottish Government (June 2021) in its evidence summary briefings on "Coronavirus: children, young people and families". Contrary to what was happening in many other European countries, in the UK the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) did not recommend vaccination for 12-15 on health grounds. However, the Government asked the Chief Medical Officers (of England, Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland) to look at the issue more broadly, including consideration on the mental health effects of school closures. On 13th September 2021, the Chief Medical Officers wrote to the Ministers of Health recommending that all young people aged 12-15 years should receive the Covid-19 vaccine. The letter highlighted the effects of missed schooling on children mental health. The research by the MiSoC team was cited as a crucial piece of evidence in the UK's Chief Medical Officers' advice. The letter states: "Evidence from clinical and public health colleagues, general practice, child health and mental health consistently makes clear the massive impact that absent, or disrupted, face-to-face education has had on the welfare and mental health of many children and young people." The vaccination programme allowed schools to remain open during the autumn and winter of 2021 avoiding the mental health damage of previous school closures. The impact of this research will be significant for all children affected for many years to come. Added reference: Blanden, J., Crawford, C., Fumagalli, L. and B. Rabe (2021), School closures and children's emotional and behavioural difficulties, https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/files/projects/school-closures/SDQnote2021_final.pdf Higher Education MiSoC researchers Delavande, Del Bono and Holford have been working on documenting and analysing the factors which determine gender, socio-economic, and ethnic differences in graduate students' outcomes (also supported by the ESRC grant ES/M008622/1). Their work has led to significant engagement with other organizations, highlighting issues related to higher education funding, and ethnic diversity among PhD students and academic staff in UK institutions. Some of the initial findings from this research were presented at a joint event for policy makers held with the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) in November 2020, with Shadow Higher Education Minister Emma Hardy featuring as a guest speaker. The event led to a collaboration with NEON which resulted in the publication of a report on "The Future of Student Outcomes" (https://www.educationopportunities.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/NEON-The-Future-of-Student-Outcomes.pdf). Further engagement came in the form of a joint project with the Royal Economic Society, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and Diversity Economics. Here MiSoC PhD student Sen produced new analysis of the HESA student and staff records to document ethnic diversity among academic economists (Sen et al. 2020, and Warwick et al. 2021). This work received widespread headline media coverage ("Minority ethnic economists under-represented at top UK universities", The Guardian, October 2020). In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the MiSoC team was asked to contribute to the debate about the possible impacts on graduates. Del Bono and Holford were invited to write 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. Del Bono was subsequently invited to discuss the issue of 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. More recently, MiSoC research contributed to the debate about the effects of Covid-19 pandemic on university admissions, which revealed a significant impact on students from ethnic minorities (this work was also supported by the COVID-19 Rapid Response Project ES/V015222/1). The research was presented at an event jointly organised with NEON, entitled "Reforming Higher Education Admissions System: What does the Evidence tell us?" in November 2021 and led to further engagement with University College Union representatives. The MiSoC Explainer (https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/files/misoc/reports/explainers/university_access_background_covid19.pdf). which summarised the research findings was praised by policy advisor Nick Hillman, who observed: "Given my job, people often ask how they get research in the hands of policymakers. The (MiSoC) Explainers are just how to do it: free, well-designed and clear. It is exactly the type of approach researchers should make to policymakers, who don't typically have access - nor the time - to search out pieces in academic journals. It is short/clear/useful and focused on impact." Ethnicity and Migration: Focusing on Forced Migration Migration, specifically forced migration and the broken asylum process in the UK, has been front and centre in policy debates and news coverage at the time of writing in March 2023. The tremendous backlog of asylum claims arising from many years of underfunding of the Home Office combined with the Covid-19 shock means that many asylum seekers live in limbo for many years, housed in temporary accommodation without access to employment and limited social interaction. Together with the Essex Centre for Migration Studies (CMS), MiSoC researchers have responded to multiple calls for evidence on the situation of refugees and asylum seekers and have disseminated research on the longer-term outcomes of refugees and their children. For instance, Boda and Luthra have recently written several MiSoC Explainers based on their work on ethnic and immigrant inequalities in school and political life (see https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/misoc/outreach-and-policy/misoc-explainers). Boda documents that refugee pupils achieve greater social integration in schools that are more ethnically diverse, and Luthra and Borkowska demonstrate that early and facilitated access to citizenship increases the engagement not only of immigrants, but also their UK born and raised children. As director of CMS, in 2022 and 2023 Luthra has been invited for discussions with the Home Office Refugee Resettlement and Integration Unit and the Parliamentary and Health Service to discuss refugee resettlement, local integration and the importance of local third sector organisations in the context of weakened state provision for refugees and other vulnerable migrants. These invitations arose from long standing engagement with third sector organisations in the East of England via CMS and through the MiSoC Policy Advisory Group on Ethnicity and Migration. In October 2021, Demireva was invited to open the Diversity and Social Cohesion Session of the "Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees," the first inter-state consultation mechanism on migration. It brings together the participating states, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the European Commission. Finally, as part of a new MiSoC project on the experiences of queer asylum seekers from Ukraine in Poland, Borkowska and collaborators organised a workshop with 10 local refugee servicing organisations attending, with the goal of discussing the current needs of queer refugees in Poland and gaps in service provision, especially in view of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the crisis on the Polish/Belarusian border. As a result of the discussions, members of different organisations created a new collective "Queer without borders" and applied for funding for further collaboration. The Unequal Effects of Precarious Work The economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic have been strikingly unequal. Workers in the bottom fifth of the wage distribution were three times more likely to have been placed on furlough or made redundant compared to workers in the top fifth. Even before the pandemic, many low paid workers faced insecure working conditions. Employment growth in the UK during the last decade skewed towards atypical roles such self-employment, zero-hours contracts and agency work, which guarantee no or only low levels of earnings. MiSoC researcher Silvia Avram has used experimental methods to examine workers' reactions to uncertainty about work availability and associated pay. She finds that when faced with a choice between lower earnings and greater stability, and higher earnings and greater uncertainty, workers avoid uncertainty whenever they can (Avram, 2022). Public policies can limit hours and pay instability by mandating contracts that reflect regular rather than minimum working hours and limit short term scheduling. Avram has been invited to discuss her research on insecure work with a variety of stakeholders, including at an online policy event chaired by the Head of Gender and Workplace Inequality at the Cabinet Office on the 31 March 2022, at the ECD-EC Workshop of economic insecurity and income instability in June 2022, the Resolution Foundation in June 2022, at the European Trade Union Institute Conference in June 2022, and at the Eastern Arc DWP Workshop in June 2021. She has also written several blog pieces and has made three short animated videos discussing her work with Science Animated to reach a broader audience via Youtube, garnering several thousand views. Finally, Avram gave oral evidence related to her research to Vicky Stone, OSR lead on labour market statistics, on the Labour Force Survey (LFS) transformation process. The aim of the review was to the coverage, quality, adaptability and responsiveness of the Labour Force Survey. Teacher pay and retention in England Each year the number of teachers who leave the profession (~40,000) exceeds the number who enter (~33,000) causing pupil to teacher ratios to increase. Recognising this crisis, in 2019 the Department for Education made teacher recruitment and retention its number one priority. MiSoC PhD student Fullard research sheds light on both the factors that influence the recruitment and retention of teachers and the wider implications for pupil attainment and workforce diversity. The research uses a range of data and quantitative methods to investigate the impact that labour market conditions and salaries have on the recruitment and retention of teachers England (Fullard 2023, reference below). This research includes data specifically collected for these purposes and the development of an App where teachers can compare their current salary to what they would obtain on average were they to leave their teaching career (https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/teaching/). Fullard finds that the reduction of the wages of teachers in real terms is associated with a decline in the proportion of secondary school teachers who are male, currently at a record low (35 percent). There might be serious implications of this changing composition for exposure to male role models, especially for boys in schools, and Fullard's research received coverage in The Times, the Eastern Daily Press, and the LBC Radio broadcast. This work was also cited in November 2022 in the House of Commons. Fullard's research on teacher recruitment and retention in general has also had extensive media coverage, with leading articles in numerous national and local newspapers, as well as the publication of opinion pieces for the British Educational Research Association, UK Data service Impact Blog, and Schools Week. It is currently used by the Department for Education to discuss issues about teachers' retention. Added reference: Fullard, J. (2023) Labour Market Expectations and Occupational Choice: Evidence from Teaching, ISER Working Paper 2023-01. The MiSoC/OIT Policy Fellowship Programme The MiSoC/OIT Policy Fellowship programme was launched in May 2022. The overall objective is to provide a flexible mentoring programme that is mutually beneficial. The aim is both to enhance the use of MiSoC and other's academic research, and to offer mentoring support to the Fellow to deliver a robust and quality assured policy research project. At the same time, the scheme offers MiSoC PhD students and ECRs and an opportunity to experience first-hand the process of policy making. The Fellowship programme is aimed at working-level government officials who can dedicate time to a policy research project; who need additional support and expertise in data analysis; and have a short-time frame to deliver the analysis. It responds to a very defined and immediate need. We have delivered three fellowships so far, supporting civil servants in various UK government departments to: 1. provide a robust analysis on migration patterns to the UK over the past 50 years. This analysis is needed to address policy commitments in the policy paper, Inclusive Britain, drafted in response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. See https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-britain-action-plan-government-response-to-the-commission-on-race-and-ethnic-disparities 2. understand patterns and trends regarding the backgrounds of non-UK nationals with PhDs, and their value to the economy, to further inform tax policy (Department for International Trade). 3. quantify the impacts of poor mental and physical health arising from the current cost of living crisis, and consider possible policy responses (UK Health Security Agency). All three fellowships have resulted in better quality analysis and evidence that will feed directly into policy decisions. In addition, our mentors and research assistants have gained new skills and insights into the policy process. Other outputs include: (i) a new race and ethnicity policy masterclass (joint with the OIT for Brunel University); (ii) summaries of findings were presented to the Minister of Equalities (December 2022) and heads of department/teams from the Department for International Trade and the UK Health Security Agency. Academic papers and presentations are planned but not yet delivered. More details about the Fellows and the Mentors are included in ResearchFish under "Secondments, placements and internships to or from other organizations". All references are from outputs recorded in ResearchFish, or recent working papers referenced separately. Where appropriate, a publicly available link to reports, blogs, or media articles is provided.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Healthcare
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description 19th May 2021: Meeting with Stuart Flint of Obesity UK. Knowledge exchange on biological mechanisms for impacts of Universal Infant Free School Meals (them to us) and impacts of children's bodyweight feedback letters to families (us to them). (B.Rabe, A.Holford)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description 2nd December 2021: Provided response to consultative workshop regarding report to the UN Human Rights Council on the topic of "persons belonging to religious or belief minorities in situations of conflict and insecurity." (Renee Luthra)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description 5th July 2022: Online - Participation as an expert in the Forum of Experts in Care of the Transformative Project towards a new public system of care in the community of the Area of Equality and Social Sustainability in the provincial council of Barcelona, Spain. (Pilar Zueras)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
URL https://www.diba.cat/en/web/pam-2020-2023/cap-a-un-nou-sistema-public-de-cures-en-la-comunitat
 
Description 6 April 2021: Call with Open Innovation Team (Louis Coiffait) to share expert opinion on the education systems' recovery from C19 - focus on child wellbeing, among others
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description CITATION (15th February 2022 ): Free school meals: Over 100,000 children and parents could be shunning scheme due to stigma, analysis shows (Birgitta Rabe & Angus Holford)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/familyhealth/free-school-meals-over-100-000-children-and-parents-co...
 
Description CITATION (16th November 2022): Male primary school teachers mentioned in the house of commons (16th Nov 14:30) (Joshua Fullard)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2022-11-16/debates/79397285-8FFF-4291-A2B6-C625FDE9E88A/MalePr...
 
Description CITATION (1st December 2021): 'Quantity and quality of childcare and children's educational outcomes' cited in Review of Work-Study Tests for Childcare Subsidies: From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (Birgitta Rabe and Emilia Del Bono)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2edb8-review-of-work-study-tests-for-childcare-subsidies-november-...
 
Description CITATION (26th august 2021): 'Children's well-being during COVID' The Children's Society's: The Good Childhood Report 2021
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/information/professionals/resources/good-childhood-report-2021
 
Description CITATION (30th August 2021): 'Quantity and quality of childcare and children's educational outcomes' cited in UK Parliament POSTnote (No 649) (Birgitta Rabe & Emilia Del Bono)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0649/POST-PN-0649.pdf
 
Guideline Title Universal vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 15 years against COVID-19
Description Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty cites ISER research in recommendation to introduce vaccines for 12-15 year olds (Blanden J, Crawford C, Rabe B, Fumagalli L)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
Impact Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty cites ISER research in recommendation to introduce vaccines for 12-15 year olds https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-vaccination-of-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-15-years-against-covid-19/key-published-inputs-to-the-uk-cmos-advice-on-universal-vaccination-of-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-15-years-against-covid-19
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-vaccination-of-children-and-young-people-aged-1...
 
Guideline Title Universal vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 15 years against COVID-19
Description Citation (13th September 2021): Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty cites ISER research in recommendation to introduce vaccines for 12-15 year olds
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-vaccination-of-children-and-young-people-aged-1...
 
Description Citation (6th July 2020) - Listed as contributor in the House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment Hungry for change: fixing the failures in food (B Rabe & A Holford)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld5801/ldselect/ldfphe/85/8507.htm
 
Description Citation in UK Parliament PostNote 'Early Childhood Education and Care'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0649/POST-PN-0649.pdf
 
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 Citation: (12th July 2021) ISER WP Inequalities in home learning and schools' provision of distance teaching during school closure of COVID-19 lockdown in the UK (2020-09) cited in Ofqual series of reports about Learning during the pandemic (A. Guveli)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/learning-during-the-pandemic
 
Description Citation: (June 2021): National Food Strategy cites 'Impact of free school meals' (B.Rabe & A.Holford)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.nationalfoodstrategy.org/
 
Description Cited in 'Household overcrowding and the covid-19 outbreak' UK Parliament/House of Commons research briefing - Amy Clair 5/3/21
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cdp-2021-0023/
 
Description Cited in 'Measuring What Matters for Child Well-being and Policies' by the OECD - Amy Clair 22/07/21
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/measuring-what-matters-for-child-well-b...
 
Description Cited in DLUHC consultation: A Decent Homes Standard in the private rented sector
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/a-decent-homes-standard-in-the-private-rented-sector-con...
 
Description Cited in House of Commons Debate pack 'The Cost of Unhealthy Housing to the National Health Service' - Amy Clair 20/2/19
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CDP-2019-0046/CDP-2019-0046.pdf
 
Description Cited in New Zealand report authored by Jacinda Ardern - July 2020
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://dpmc.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2020-07/child-poverty-related-indicators-2020.pdf
 
Description Contributed expert evidence to a DWP commissioned review of Household Formation and Living Together Fraud
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Contribution to survey: COVID-19 outbreak: what are the experts concerned about? 12th May 2020 POST Knowledge Exchange Unit briefing - Renee Luthra/Amy Clair/Magda Borkowska
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Data from 'Impact of the Universal Infant Free School Meal policy' used by Economics Observatory (B.Rabe, A.Holford)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/how-can-policy-reduce-food-poverty-among-children
 
Description Discussion with NAO researchers regarding Private Rental Sector regulation for their report which will be published in December - 11/6/21
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Regulation-of-private-renting.pdf
 
Description Engaged with the exam board AQA and met with them to share expertise on teacher/centre assessed grades and implications for exam grades in 2021 (BIrgitta Rabe)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Free School Meals paper cited in Open University reading list (Holford)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/education/free-school-meals-openlearn-reading-l...
 
Description Invited Discussion with Jon Pam, Outreach and Engagement Manager, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to discuss refugee resettlement and interactions with third sector organisations
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or improved professional practice
 
Description Invited speaker at "Social Mobility and Education", meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy (Birgitta Rabe)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Joined the Interdisciplinary Child Well-Being Network, which aims to bring together academics and non-academics who study the impact of the COVID crisis on children from a wide range of disciplines. (Birgitta Rabe)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://icwbn.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/
 
Description NCRM short course "Estimating treatment effects beyond the mean: quantile and distribution regressions" (Avram, November 2022)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=12316
 
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 guidance/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 Contribution to a national consultation/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 Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description POLICY (18th January 2022): Invited by the Head of Ethnicity Analysis and Briefing, Race Disparity Unit, Equality Hub, Cabinet Office to discuss policy implications of MiSoC research (following attendance at the MiSoC Migration and Ethnicity KAG) (Renee Luthra)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
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 (21st January 2022): Invited by the Home Office Refugee Resettlement and Integration Unit to discuss policy implications of MiSoC research (Renee Luthra)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
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 Contribution to a national consultation/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 Contribution to a national consultation/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 POLICY April 2021 - Contribution to Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) briefing note on childhood obesity, using research on the impact of free school meals. Birgitta Rabe & Angus Holford
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://post.parliament.uk/research-briefings/post-pn-0640/
 
Description Participation as an expert in the Forum of Experts in Care of the transformative project. Pilar Zueras)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://twitter.com/SocialDiba/status/1445398932604006414
 
Description Participation as an expert in the workshop Community care innovation and transformation through local policies (Pilar Zueras)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://twitter.com/SocialDiba/status/1518586935735996417
 
Description Policy (April 2021) - Listed as contributor in the House of Lords Select Committee on COVID-19 report - Beyond Digital: Planning for a Hybrid World - By former MiSoC Researcher Cara Booker
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld5801/ldselect/ldcvd19/263/26302.htm
 
Description Provided evidence to the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) Review of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) transformation (May 2022)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Scientific Advisor for NatCen on Education & Outcomes Panel Study B (primary school) (Birgitta Rabe)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or improved professional practice
Impact I advise on questionnaire design, improving its relevance and quality for use by the DfE and other policy makers.
 
Description Scientific Advisor for NatCen on Education & Outcomes Panel Study C (secondary school) (Birgitta Rabe)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or improved professional practice
Impact I advise on questionnaire design, improving its relevance and quality for use by the DfE and other policy makers.
 
Description Submission of evidence to Education Committe Enquiry: Support for childcare and the early years
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/116455/pdf/
 
Description Submitted Evidence to Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities: Ethnic disparities and inequality in the UK: call for evidence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Submitted Evidence to UK Parliament Committees (Women and Equalities Committee): Unequal impact: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the impact on people with protected characteristics: call for evidence (Renee Luthra)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/work/227/unequal-impact-coronavirus-covid19-and-the-impact-on-peopl...
 
Description Support for childcare and the early years - written evidence to Education Committee Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/116455/pdf/
 
Description The first MiSoC/OIT Policy Fellowship awarded to Vasileios Antonopoulos, Race Disparity Unit, Cabinet Office
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Written evidence to Parliamentary 'Diversity in STEM' Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/41359/html/
 
Description Written response to the Treasury 'An Equal Recovery Inquiry' inquiry - Amy Clair 19/07/21 (https://committees.parliament.uk/work/1218/an-equal-recovery/ )
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/37940/pdf/
 
Description An investigation of the impact of the NMW/NLW on earnings with a focus on pay differentials- extension to perform additional work,
Amount £9,971 (GBP)
Funding ID 124592 
Organisation Low Pay Commission 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description Centre for Fertility & Health (Emily Grundy)
Amount £23,520 (GBP)
Organisation Norwegian Institute of Public Health 
Sector Public
Country Norway
Start 01/2021 
End 01/2022
 
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 Extension to School availability, parental labour supply and family wellbeing (Birgitta Rabe)
Amount £37,000 (GBP)
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2021 
End 04/2022
 
Description Family and household situation of older people (Emily Grundy)
Amount £64,100 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 05/2023
 
Description First generation migrants as freelance creative workers: creating a transnational local network, and improving the social and economic situation of creative labour in the South-East (Renee Luthra)
Amount £9,038 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/T501815/1 
Organisation ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
End 01/2022
 
Description Free School Meals, Diet Quality and Food Insecurity in Secondary School Pupils: a Mixed Methods Study
Amount £11,869,692 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2023 
End 07/2025
 
Description Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the Covid-19 recovery
Amount € 300,000 (EUR)
Funding ID EIGE/2021/OPER/09 
Organisation European Institute for Gender Equality 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Lithuania
Start 11/2021 
End 12/2022
 
Description Gendered impact of Covid support measures in the EU (Silvia Avram)
Amount € 80,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Institute for Gender Equality 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Lithuania
Start  
 
Description Genes, genealogies and the evolution of demographic change and social inequality (GENPOP) (Nicola Barban)
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 Human Rights and Information Technology in the Era of Big Data
Amount £4,743,734 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/M010236/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2021
 
Description Identifying the economic and social impacts of migration in Britain (Neli Demireva)
Amount £59,002 (GBP)
Funding ID RF-2022-444\7 
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2023 
End 04/2024
 
Description Information Gaps and Financial Duress: Understanding Demand for Vaccination Services of Pakistani Households (Adeline Delavande)
Amount 1,000,000 د.إ.‏ (AED)
Funding ID FRG20-L-B01 
Organisation American University of Sharjah 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Arab Emirates
Start 08/2020 
End 08/2023
 
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 The Psychology of Poverty (Sonia Bhalotra)
Amount € 495,000 (EUR)
Organisation Swedish Research Council 
Sector Public
Country Sweden
Start 10/2019 
End 10/2022
 
Description The gender gap in pay progression: job mobility and job ladders
Amount £241,956 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/T015748/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 01/2023
 
Description The impacts of Universal Free School Meal Schemes in England
Amount £57,165 (GBP)
Funding ID EDO /FR-000022971 
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
End 11/2022
 
Description University Technology Sydney Strategic Funding
Amount $256,320 (AUD)
Organisation University of Technology Sydney 
Sector Academic/University
Country Australia
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2022
 
Title BOOST2018: The groundbreaking study of student life, 2015-2020 
Description Anonymised survey and linked administrative data from the BOOST2018 project, funded through ES/M008622/1. 13 waves of survey data on undergraduate student time use, expectations, and sources of information, with longitudinal identifiers to follow students over time. This is linked to administrative data on academic performance, attendance at lectures and classes and participation in extra-curricular activities. The data was accepted into the 'core collection' of the UK Data Service in July 2020. This was embargoed until January 2022, then made available to other researchers under "Secure Access" conditions. An additional survey was conducted in June 2020, funded through ES/S012486/1. This 'BOOST Life After University' survey was sent to the original BOOST2018 participants, either one or two years after graduation, and documents their labour market outcomes since graduation, and COVID-19-related outcomes and expectations in the first UK lockdown. The data were deposited with the UK Data Service in February 2022 and will be available to researchers after the Data Service's curation process is complete. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Article in Journal of Econometrics on participation in extra-curricular activities: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeconom.2020.03.019 Explainer and report on student preferences over fees, grants and loans: https://tinyurl.com/yaaor38p; https://tinyurl.com/y4h9xojv Several further articles in preparation. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=8877
 
Title ONLINE RESOURCES: Helping charities and community groups assess how they can make a difference (Neli Demireva) 
Description Our online resources, developed by survey expert Dr Neli Demireva, are designed to guide charities and community groups through the process of surveying their users to assess need in the local area or to find out how their support is helping them 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not aware of any impact as yet 
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2021/12/02/helping-charities-and-community-groups-assess-how-they-can-m...
 
Title Understanding Society: Waves 2-3 Nurse Health Assessment, 2010-2012 
Description Understanding Society, (UK Household Longitudinal Study), which began in 2009, is conducted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex and the survey research organisations Kantar Public and NatCen. It builds on and incorporates, the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), which began in 1991. The Understanding Society Wave 2 Nurse Health Assessment, conducted in 2010-2012, was completed with 15,646 adult participants from the General Population component living in England, Scotland or Wales who completed a full Wave 2 interview. In addition, blood samples were obtained from 9,920 individuals. The Wave 3 Nurse Health Assessment, conducted in 2011-2012, was completed with the BHPS sample component. Assessments were conducted with 5,053 individuals and blood samples were obtained from 3,366 individuals. The Nurse Health Assessment, which included physical measures, such as height, weight, lung function, blood pressure and grip strength, as well as a range of blood samples, followed the main wave interview by approximately five months. As well as a range of blood analytes, two proteomic panels have been produced and a number of epigenetics clock variables have been derived. The physical measures, biomarkers and questionnaire data from the Nurse Health Assessment interview are available from the UK Data Service. Genetics and epigenetic information is also available, with and without survey data; see the Understanding Society website's health data section for more information -  https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/about/health/data.For information on the main Understanding Society study, see SN 6614, Understanding Society and Harmonised BHPS. The Special Licence version of the Understanding Society: Nurse Health Assessment study is held under SN 7587. It contains variables covering prescription medication codes and associated usage questions, together with polygenic score variables, derived from analysis of the genetics data, that are not included in the standard End User Licence version (SN 7251). Users are advised to check that study first to see if the data are suitable for their needs before making an application for the Special Licence version. See documentation for further details.Latest edition information For the 4th edition (October 2022) Proteomics and Epigenetic Clock data files have both been added. For full details please refer to the user guides. Suitable data analysis software These data are provided by the depositor in Stata format. Users are strongly advised to analyse them in Stata. Transfer to other formats may result in unforeseen issues. Stata SE or MP software is needed to analyse the larger files, which contain over 2,047 variables. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The fourth edition adds proteomics variables and epigenetic clocks to the dataset. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/doi/?id=7251#3
 
Title Understanding Society: Waves 2-3 Nurse Health Assessment, 2010-2012: Special Licence Access 
Description Understanding Society (the UK Household Longitudinal Study), which began in 2009, is conducted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex, and the survey research organisations Kantar Public and NatCen. It builds on and incorporates, the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), which began in 1991. Nurse Health Assessment The Wave 2 Nurse Health Assessment, conducted in 2010-2011 was completed with 15,591 adult participants from the General Population component living in England, Scotland or Wales who completed a full Wave 2 interview. In addition, blood samples were obtained from 10,175 individuals. The Wave 3 Nurse Health Assessment, conducted in 2011-2012 was completed with the BHPS sample component. Assessments were conducted with 5,053 individuals and blood samples were obtained from 3,342 individuals. The Nurse Health Assessment followed the main wave interview by approximately five months. The physical measures, biomarkers and questionnaire data from the Nurse Health Assessment interview are available from the UK Data Service. Genetics information is also available; see the Understanding Society website's health data section for more information - https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/about/health/data. The standard End User Licence version of the Understanding Society: Nurse Health Assessment study is held under SN 7251. Users are advised to check that study first to see if the data are suitable for their needs before making an application for the Special Licence version. The Special Licence version contains variables covering prescription medication codes and associated usage questions that are not included in the End User Licence version. See documentation for further details. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This 2nd edition adds proteomics, epigenetic clocks, and polygenic score variables to the nurse dataset. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/doi/?id=7587#1
 
Description Eastern Academic Research Consortium (EasternArc) Collaboration 
Organisation Eastern Academic Research Consortium
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Deliver events, seminars and other opportunities organised by EasternArc. Contribute to calls for evidence.
Collaborator Contribution Eastern Arc provides a very valuable role in networking and facilitating interdisciplinary working across the three partner universities. It provides valuable opportunities, especially for joined up events and funding opportunities.
Impact 28-29/6/2021: Delivered a number of presentations to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) supporting it to develop its new Areas of Research Interest (ARIs). Hours and pay uncertainty in the UK, Dr Silvia Avram; Investigating the role of debt advice on borrowers' wellbeing: an encouragement study on a new sample of over-indebted people in Britain, Dr Laura Fumagalli 2019 - 2021 three MiSoC/Centre for Migration Studies Post-Graduate colloquium and Workshop on Ethnicity and Migration have taken place, supported by Eastern Arc and including participants and discussants from the partner universities (Kent and University of East Anglia)
Start Year 2019
 
Description Member of the Interdisciplinary Child Well-Being Network (https://icwbn.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/), 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Department School of Geography & Sustainable Development
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I became a member of the Interdisciplinary Child Well-Being Network, presented at their workshop 'Studying the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on children in Ireland and the United Kingdom' and contributed to a policy brief http://www.cpc.ac.uk/docs/2022_PB67_Covid19_and_childrens_well-being.pdf
Collaborator Contribution Organisation and coordination of the network, workshop and policy note
Impact Workshop Policy note
Start Year 2021
 
Description Partnership with the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department ESRC National Centre for Research Methods
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Deliver specialist research methods training as a strategically selected centre partner institution with NCRM. Our research methods experts in MiSoC design and deliver a wide range of training programmes which in 2021 attracted 94 participants.
Collaborator Contribution NCRM delivers a comprehensive programme of cutting-edge research methods training across the UK; manages registrations, participants, course evaluation and provides an extensive website of training materials adn resources.
Impact 2020 delivered one training course on Introduction to Impact Evaluation 2021 delivered 5 training courses to a total of 95 participants on: Subjective Expectations: Measurement and Analysis, 9-10 March 2021 (14 participants); Models for Cause and Effect, 23-26 March 2021 (19 participants); Introduction to Machine Learning for Causal Analysis using Observational Data, 22-23 June 2021 (21 participants); Models for Cause and Effect, 18-20 October 2021 (15 participants); Introduction to Impact Evaluation, 25-26 November 2021 (25 participants)
Start Year 2019
 
Title Hyperparameter Tuning and Model Evaluation in Causal Effect Estimation 
Description The software allows users to perform comprehensive hyperparameter tuning for a wide range of machine learning methods for estimating conditional average treatment effects (CATEs). 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2023 
Impact This software was used in a fully comprehensive experimental study of the role that effective hyperparameter tuning in establishing the state of the art in the estimating of conditional average causal effects from observational (non-experimental) data. The study revealed that suboptimal hyperparameter choices explained much of the apparent performance difference between competing state-of-the-art methods like quasi-oracle R learners, doubly debiased machine learning and other meta-learners. 
URL https://arxiv.org/abs/2303.01412
 
Title Undersmoothing using Data Augmentation 
Description This code accompanies the paper Undersmoothing Causal Estimators with Generative Trees (URL below) which will be added to Publications once published. We propose a novel method for estimating conditional average causal effects (CATEs) from observational data where there are substantial differences in the distribution of regressors for the treated and control group. The methodology is called Debiasing Generative Tress (DeGeTs) and can be run using decisions trees or extremely randomized trees. The software allows users to implement the experimental setup of the paper and learn/estimate CATEs using the DeGeTs framework. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Econometric/Statistical methods based on data reweighting perform adequately when estimating average treatment effects but less well for regressor-dependent conditional average causal effects. Performance is especially better for datasets where the people who were treated are very different (as measured by regressors) from those who were not. We showed that DeGeTs outperformed reweighting methods and proposed alternatives like more state-of-the-art methods like X-learners. 
URL https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2203.08570
 
Description 'Increased overcrowding as a result of housing benefit cuts show the importance of adequate social security levels' - article for Public Sector Focus - Amy Clair 28/10/21 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An article based on my paper 'The effect of Local Housing Allowance reductions on overcrowding in the Private Rented Sector in England' in the International Journal of Housing Policy as requested by Public Sector Focus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://flickread.com/edition/html/index.php?pdf=61791d655437f#46
 
Description (19th May 2021): Open Innovation Team meeting, topic: piece of work for the DfE on how best to use time in the school day, including possibilities for an extended school day, and other catch-up measures. With Olivia O'Sullivan. (Birgitta Rabe) 
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 Open Innovation Team: meeting 19.5.2021, topic: piece of work for the DfE on how best to use time in the school day, including possibilities for an extended school day, and other catch-up measures. Olivia O'Sullivan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description (5th May 2021): Education system recovery and resilience: a Nuffield Foundation roundtable for the Open Innovation Team (BIrgitta Rabe) 
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 Education system recovery and resilience: a Nuffield Foundation roundtable for the Open Innovation Team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description A talk for staff from NatCen and Department for Education (6 Feb 2023): How to engage students and parents in home learning (Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk to inform the new DfE cohort study (EOPS-B, EOPS-C) design. Input into questionnaires on home learning and school activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description ADR UK research fellowships 2022 - Grant Panel member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Emilia Del Bono was invited to take part in the Grant Panel to assess the ADR UK research fellowships 2022.
This activity requires reading and providing reports on a number of applications as well as participating in meetings to discuss a final grade for each application.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022,2023
 
Description Article for Housing Quality Magazine - Evidence: "The costs of spending cuts: The local housing allowance and overcrowding" - Amy Clair Nov 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact An invited article based on my paper for the International Journal of Housing Policy (The effect of local housing allowance reductions on overcrowding in the private rented sector in England)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://hqnetwork.co.uk/download.cfm?doc=docm93jijm4n18900.pdf&ver=41797
 
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 (11th March 2021) Update: How is the response to coronavirus affecting gender equality? (Susan Harkness) 
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 A year on from the first lockdown, many people's jobs have been affected, either through redundancy, furlough or reduced hours. Both men and women's employment has suffered, but mothers have been hit harder than fathers or those without children, widening inequalities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2021/03/11/update-how-is-the-response-to-coronavirus-affecting-gen...
 
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 (14th June 2021) Are there ethnic differences in adherence to recommended health behaviours related to Covid-19? (Renee Luthra & Angus Holford) 
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: Professor Renee Luthra, Professor Adeline Delavande and Dr Angus Holford have completed innovative new research into health behaviours in the first UK lockdown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2021/06/14/are-there-ethnic-differences-in-adherence-to-recommende...
 
Description BLOG (15th March 2021): Economics Observatory: How have school closures affected children's mental health? 
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 for Economics Observatory with JO BLANDEN, CLAIRE CRAWFORD, BIRGITTA RABE, LAURA FUMAGALLI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/how-have-school-closures-affected-childrens-mental-health
 
Description BLOG (15th March 2021): How have school closures affected children's mental health? (L. Fumagalli, B. Rabe, for the ESRC 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 (15th March 2021): How have school closures affected children's mental health? (J. Blanden, C. Crawford, L. Fumagalli, B. Rabe)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2021/03/16/how-have-school-closures-affected-children-s-mental-hea...
 
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 (17th June 2021): The value of keeping ethnic ties: why adherence to recommended COVID-19 health behaviours differs among young adults, blog for IPPO (Renee Luthra, Angus Holford & Adeline Delavande) 
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 Professor Renee Luthra writes for the International Public Policy Observatory about our latest ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change study on behaviours during lockdown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://covidandsociety.com/value-keeping-ethnic-ties-why-adherence-recommended-covid-19-health-beha...
 
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 August 2022): Gender diversity in the school workforce across the UK home nations (Joshua Fullard) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Joshua Fullard writes for the British Educational Research Association (BERA)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/gender-diversity-in-the-school-workforce-across-the-uk-home-nations
 
Description BLOG (19th Jan 2021): A Level Economics is a gateway to the economics profession (Sonkurt Sen) 
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 Despite their important role in research and analysis that influences both corporate and public policy, economists are not very representative of society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2021/01/19/a-level-economics-is-a-gateway-to-the-economics-profess...
 
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 (1st November 2021): Are Ethnic Enclaves to Blame for Social Glue Fractures? (Neli Demireva) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog 'Are Ethnic Enclaves to Blame for Social Glue Fractures?' written by Neli Demireva
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2021/11/01/are-ethnic-enclaves-to-blame-for-social-glue-fractures
 
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 (23rd April 2021) Scuole chiuse: attenzione ai danni psicologici (Fumagalli/Rabe) L.Fumagalli for Lavoce.info 
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 (5th May 2021) Scuole chiuse: attenzione ai danni psicologici L.Fumagalli, B.Rabe for Lavoce.info (Italy)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.lavoce.info/archives/73842/scuole-chiuse-attenzione-ai-danni-psicologici/
 
Description BLOG (24th November 2021) Blog for BERA: Does money motivate teachers? (Joshua Fullard) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Joshua Fullard writes a blog for the British Educational Research Association
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/does-money-motivate-teachers
 
Description BLOG (25th January 2023): Economics Observatory: How did levels of UK hate crime change during and after Covid-19? (Renee Luthra & Alita 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 Renee Luthra and Alita Nandi write for the Economics Observatory
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/how-did-levels-of-uk-hate-crime-change-during-and-after-covid-1...
 
Description BLOG (27th April 2021) L'impatto della chiusura delle scuole sul benessere psicologico dei bambini (Laura Fumagalli) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on children's SDQ for Fondazione Roberto Franceschi, written by Laura Fumagalli.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.fondfranceschi.it/notizie/limpatto-della-chiusura-delle-scuole-sul-benessere-psicologico...
 
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 June 2022): Stability and quality of interethnic friendships in primary school (Zsofia Boda) 
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 Dr Zsofia Boda writes a short blog on her work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2022/06/30/stability-and-quality-of-interethnic-friendships-in-pri...
 
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 (30th September 2021): Dr Angus Holford writes for the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) about his upcoming training course Introduction to Impact Evaluation: Four key methods for evaluating policy impact (Co-organised with Emilia Del Bono) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Angus Holford writes for the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) about his upcoming training course Introduction to Impact Evaluation
https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11410
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/news/show.php?article=5669
 
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 (5th March 2021): LSE Blog: 'Are UK immigrants selected on education, skills, health and social networks?' (Renee Luthra & Lucinda Platt) 
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 for LSE by Renee Luthra & Lucinda Platt
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/uk-immigrants-education-networks/
 
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 (9th June 2022): Intergenerational Consequences of Immigrant Selectivity: when does contextual attainment matter? (Renee Luthra) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Renee Luthra writes a blog on her latest work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2022/06/09/intergenerational-consequences-of-immigrant-selectivity...
 
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 Biology for Social Scientists: An Understanding Society workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact An event for social scientists which aimed to improve the understanding and use of biomarker data - including genomic and protein data - available in Understanding Society.

We introduced the genetic, methylation and proteomic data available in Understanding Society, procedures to access these data and provide worked examples of the use of these data and analyses relevant to social science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understanding-society-workshop-biology-for-social-scientists-tickets-...
 
Description Blog (19/5/2021): Workshop on Women in the labour market (Bhalotra/Harkness) Liza Benny 
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 Liza Benny wrote a blog discussing a recent workshop.
MiSoC hosted a two day research workshop on the theme of 'Women in the Labour Market', organized by Sonia Bhalotra and Susan Harkness.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2021/05/19/misoc-workshop-on-women-in-the-labour-market-15-16-apri...
 
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 International Public Policy Observatory on housing, health, and COVID - 7/6/21 
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 I was invited to write a post for the International Public Policy Observatory discussing housing inequalities and COVID-19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://covidandsociety.com/housing-inequalities-amplified-by-covid-19-make-situation-fairer-for-ren...
 
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 Blog: "Understanding Society and Health: Why Social Research Needs Biomarkers" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact After a workshop on 30th May 2022 ("How society gets under the skin: showcasing biological data in Understanding Society" https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/showcasing-biological-data-in-understanding-society-tickets-337089001277) I wrote a blog describing the research presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/blog/2022/06/27/understanding-society-and-health-why-social-r...
 
Description BolognaIntergenWorkshop Emily Grundy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited participation in a workshop on 'Intergenerational relations, theoretical and empirical developments and research agenda' and presentation by Emily Grundy on Intergnerational relations and health. University of Bologna, 29-30 September 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Brief interview by Wall Street Journal 
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 Telephone phone call with Max Colchester of the Wall Street Journal - London to discuss Sunak's policy to not allow asylum seekers arriving by boat to seek asylum in UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description British Academy/Wellcome Trust workshops on social care for older people in the UK 
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 I worked with the British Academy on designing the programme and invitiation list for 2 workshops on ' Moving towards successful social care for older
people in the UK: where are we now? Where are we
going? '. Also Chaired the workshops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/documents/4318/BA1122_BA_Wellcome_health_policy_workshop_report_...
 
Description COVID-19 and society - Open Innovation Team seminar series - Ethnic inequalities during Covid: experiences of housing and health, 9/11/21. Amy Clair 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact approximately 130 attended the seminar, which also included a presentation by Angus Holford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2021/11/12/our-covid-research-presented-to-government-departments
 
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 Consultation about research project on how the pandemic affected people's experiences of migration and integration in their local area with IPPR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Based on the evidence from Understanding Society, we discussed issues around social cohesion, immigration, integration and the Covid-19 pandemic that could be addressed through the new IPPR research project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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 Discussion with Joseph Rowntree Foundation about estimating deep poverty dynamics (Avram -Nov 2022) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Discussion with Katie Schmuecker and Isabel Taylor at the JRF on estimating deep poverty dyanimcs using Understanding Society, November 21st 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Discussion with Joseph Rowntree Foundation on estimating care penalties (Avram-November 2022) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Discussion with Abby Jitendra, principal policy advisor at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on estimating care penalties in the labour market.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 May 2021): Quanthub seminar: Presentation of findings from project: School Closures and Children's Emotional and Behaviour Difficulties (Jo Blanden) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jo Blanden will present findings from the project 'How have school closures affected children's mental health' (BIrgitta Rabe) at the QuantHub seminar, Department of Education, University of Oxford on May 10th 2021.
'School closures and children's emotional and behaviour difficulties'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.education.ox.ac.uk/events/school-closures-and-childrens-emotional-and-behaviour-difficult...
 
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 (11th November 2021): Covid-19 speaker series - harassment and health & social cohesion and community spirit (R. Luthra & M. Borkowska) 
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 Covid-19 speaker series, co organised with the OIT. All attendees are from within government departments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-impact-of-c-19-on-gender-and-racial-inequalities
 
Description EVENT (12th May 2021): Research on reducing obesity presented at Industry and Parliament Trust event (Birgitta Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Birgitta Rabe, Reader at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, presented her recent research at the Industry and Parliament Trust's online event on Wednesday 12 May at 8.30am, chaired by Shadow Minister for Food, Farming, and Fisheries, Daniel Zeichner. The industry speaker will be Zoe Ellis, Head of Medical Affairs, Danone
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ipt.org.uk/Events/Forthcoming-Events/details/Appetite-for-Action-Reducing-Obesity
 
Description EVENT (12th October 2022): Speaker at University of Essex event: Cross University Research Event (CURE) - Health Inequalities (Birgita Rabe, Emily Grundy, Meena Kumari) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The aim of the CURE series is to bring researchers from across three faculties (Faculty of Science and Health, Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences) together around a broad topic. This CURE will focus on health inequalities.
The speakers will make three-minute presentations on their research connected with this topic, followed by networking.

C?hild Obesity and Family Mental Health - Professor Birgitta Rabe

Ageing and Health - Professor Emily Grundy

Inequalities - Bio Social - P?rofessor Meena Kumari
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cross-university-research-event-health-inequalities-registration-4178...
 
Description EVENT (13-14 May 2021): Participant at international TRENDS conference (Emily Grundy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact International online conference
"CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: A SEARCH FOR EMERGING TRENDS IN THE PANDEMIC TIMES",
May 13-14, 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.virtusgccg.org/-international-online-conference-may-13-14-2021-.html
 
Description EVENT (13th January 2022): Presented at the rewage COVID19 workshop: young graduates during the Covid-19 pandemic (Emilia Del Bono) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact ESRC Covid-19 grants rewage COVID19 workshop: Our findings suggest very high perception of economic insecurity for graduates on furlough or unemployed at the time of the survey (June 2020)
We also asked about future training. It is clear young graduates value CERTIFIED training more, with unemployed graduates reporting the highest expected returns. However, the fee element of these courses could be a major obstacle for them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/delbono_emilia/status/1481655918643200006
 
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 (14 October 2021): Invited speaker: ESRC-GSR Actionable Insights Seminar Series 'Effective public services - addressing learning loss and educational inequalities' (B.Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited speaker: A series of lunchtime seminars, developed by ESRC and the Government Social Research profession for the Government Analysis Function, which draw on the emerging evidence to provide 'actionable insights' to policymakers and the analyst professions across government. Actionable insights build on research findings to focus on opportunities for learning and action.
Presenting alongside Prof Steve Machin, and Dr Hannah Nash, to a range of policymakers and government analyst professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EVENT (14th May 2021): Training Workshop for Charities: Planning a Community Survey (Neli Demireva) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Free training workshop aimed at charities and community organisations, looking at how to survey diverse communities and collect data and feedback from those you help in order to assess need as well as the impact of the support you provide.
Participating organizations: Age UK; Help Musicians; NUH charity; University of Leeds; Caritas Sofia Migration and Integration Department; Volunteer Centre Sutton; Healthwatch Essex; O'Keeffe Social Research; Abbey People, IIT Kharagpur; University of Nottingham; Halstead 21st Century Group; Consumer Council for Water (CCW); Hungarian Irish Theatre. https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2021/12/02/helping-charities-and-community-groups-assess-how-they-can-make-a-difference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/training-workshop-for-charities-planning-a-community-survey-tickets-1...
 
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 (14th October 2021): Participation at ESRC-GSR: Actionable Insights Seminar Series: Seminar 5 - Effective Public Services 
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 This seminar focused on:
• Educational outcomes for different groups, such as socio-economic background, gender and ethnicity
• Impacts of social distancing, home schooling and exam cancellations
• Actionable insights on how to mitigate the impact of COVID-19
• Longer-term implications for social mobility
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://solace.org.uk/actionable-insights-policy-seminars/
 
Description EVENT (15-16 April 2021) : MiSoC Women in the labour market research workshop (Sonia Bhalotra/Susan Harkness) 
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 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/misoc-women-in-the-labour-market-research-workshop-tickets-143794817169
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/misoc-women-in-the-labour-market-research-workshop-tickets-1437948171...
 
Description EVENT (15th February 2023): Professorial Inaugural Lectures - Department of Sociology: 'From Origins to Destinations: Understanding the Lives of Immigrants and their Children' (Renee Luthra) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact University of Essex event: Each year we invite our newly appointed Professors to take part in this prestigious lecture series and we welcome members of the public, our students and staff, alumni and invited guests to come along to discover our internationally significant research, to exchange ideas and be inspired.

It's a chance for you to hear about our research from our leading thinkers and you'll get a global perspective on issues stretching from the social sciences through to science and health and the humanities and the arts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.essex.ac.uk/event-series/professorial-inaugural-lectures
 
Description EVENT (15th June 2021) Who wore masks, who washed their hands? Presented research at International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO) - covid and society event (Renee Luthra & Angus Holford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO) - covid and society
An ESRC-funded observatory, mobilising global knowledge to address the social impacts of COVID-19 across the UK. Discussing the actions needed to tackle COVID inequalities, and the evidence.
Discussing research https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/blog/2021/06/14/are-there-ethnic-differences-in-adherence-to-recommended-health-behaviours-related-to-covid-19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/action-on-inequalities-what-should-be-in-post-covid-recovery-plans-ti...
 
Description EVENT (15th June 2021): Speaker at International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO) event: 'covid and gender inequality' (Susan Harkness) 
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 International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO) event on 15 June 2021 on inequalities and COVID-19, invited to contribute on covid and gender inequality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EVENT (15th September 2021): Presented at BSPS conference: Is caregiving bad for health? Trajectories of health and well-being among UK caregivers for parents or parents in law taking account of initial health status: (Zueras, Grundy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presenting ongoing work at BSPS Conference 2021 (15/9 at 3.15pm - 4.15pm) at the session "Ageing: The effect of caregiving across the life course" Chair: Professor Athina Vlachantoni (University of Southampton)

Is caregiving bad for health? Trajectories of health and well-being among UK caregivers for parents or parents in law taking account of initial health status - Zueras, Grundy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/social-policy/research/Research-clusters/british-society-for-population-studie...
 
Description EVENT (16th December 2021): Invited panellist at IPPR report launch: 'Jump starting integration after the pandemic' (Magda Borkowska) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact @BritishFuture Director @sundersays chairs the launch of @IPPR's 'Jump starting integration after the pandemic report at 10am today with @_OliviaBlake @magda_bork @JoBroadwood @jacquibroadhead @Lucyhbmort
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ippr-report-launch-jump-starting-integration-after-the-pandemic-tickets...
 
Description EVENT (17th November 2022): CPC Webinar: Children, earnings penalties, and family income inequality (Susan Harkness) 
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 MiSoC Co-I Susan Harkness from the University of Bristol gave a talk titled: Children, earnings penalties, and family income inequality'. (CPC-CG webinar was held on Thursday 17 November at 12:00 UK Time)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxCa7F_zwqA
 
Description EVENT (17th November 2022): Presented at NIHR ARC seminar: Exploring the impact of Universal Free School Meal schemes on children's weight (Angus Holford) 
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 Angus Holford presented at ARC Prevention event, exploring the impact of free school meals on children's weight.
Conclusion: Providing FSM at lunchtime reduced obesity and average BMI in reception children and in year 6.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://arc-nenc.nihr.ac.uk/preventionprojects-symposium/
 
Description EVENT (18th January 2022): Lead on British Academy workshop 'The future of social care for older people. Moving towards successful social care for older people in the UK: where are we now? Where are we going?' Session 1/2 (Emily Grundy) 
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 The provision of adequate high-quality social care for older people has long presented a challenge to policymakers across the UK. Social care has been the subject of many inquiries, and over time there have been many attempts to improve or reform provision. However, it has often proved extremely difficult to achieve successful changes in social care provision, while social care continues to often be viewed as 'low status' and less deserving of attention than health care. These workshops will bring together an expert group of researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders. They will be structured as a lively and interactive dialogue, involving short talks from a variety of speakers and input from all participants and plenty of opportunities for discussion.
This event forms part of a series of British Academy/Wellcome workshops emphasising the significance of the humanities and social sciences for health policy and how to develop their full potential contribution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description EVENT (18th March 2022): Conference speaker "Alternative, food networks, community gardens, co-farming and their importance for social cohesion", Environment week, Department of Sociology, Essex University (Neli Demireva) 
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 Neli Demireva spoke at an event by the Dept of Sociology at the University of Essex. "Alternative, food networks, community gardens, co-farming and their importance for social cohesion", Environment week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EVENT (18th May 2021): Panellist at UKRI - NIHR Housing and Social Care Workshop (Emily Grundy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact UKRI in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) are keen to increase the volume and impact of high-quality research focused on housing and social care and seek expressions of interest for attendance at a one-day virtual workshop on Tuesday 18 May. The workshop will be an opportunity to think creatively about the current state of knowledge in this area, identify limitations in current approaches, identify research challenges, and inform future research funding and commissioning plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ukri-nihr-housing-and-social-care-workshop-tickets-148315865747?utm_s...
 
Description EVENT (18th May 2022): MiSoC training at European Social Science Genomics Network (ESSGN): Epigenetics and DNA methylation (Meena Kumari) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On Wednesday 18 May we have organised a pre-conference afternoon course on epigenetics and DNA methylation specifically targeted to early career researchers taught by Prof. Leo Schalkwyk and Prof. Meena Kumari.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/essgn2022
 
Description EVENT (18th October 2022): NCRM/MiSoC training: Introduction to Machine Learning for Causal Analysis using Observational Data (P.Clarke, S.Samothrakis, D.Machlanski) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This course is aimed at all quantitative researchers, academic and non-academic, with experience/knowledge of performing causal analysis with data from observational studies and of some of the challenges (e.g. adjusting for confounding bias/selection on observables, non-random selection, endogenous regressors).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=12146
 
Description EVENT (18th-21st October 2021): MiSoC/NCRM training course: Models for Cause and Effect: causal inference for social scientists (Renee Luthra) 
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 course covers:
An introduction to conceptual issues around causal analysis and counterfactual research design
A review of "classic" regression and covariate adjustment techniques
Instrumental variables
Regression discontinuity
Difference in difference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11554
 
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 (19th October 2021): Invited to open the Diversity and Social Cohesion Session of the "Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees" (Neli Demireva) 
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 This was an inter-governmental information exchange and policy debate and the first inter-state consultation mechanism on migration. It brings together the participating states, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) , the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the European Commission. Currently chaired by the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EVENT (19th October 2022): Nuffield Foundation: Lessons from the pandemic: family well-being, childcare and gender (Birgitta Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This hybrid event will pull together findings from Nuffield Foundation funded projects and related research, using lessons learned from the pandemic to provide insights into family well-being, childcare and gender.
In recent Nuffield Foundation funded research, Professor Birgitta Rabe and co-authors from the University of Essex examine the causal effect of school availability on families. The striking finding from their research is that mothers experienced sharp falls in well-being when their children were out of school, but there was no effect on fathers' well-being.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/events/lessons-from-the-pandemic-family-well-being-childcare-and-...
 
Description EVENT (19th October 2022): Speaker at Nuffield event: Lessons from the pandemic family well-being childcare and gender (Birgitta Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This hybrid event will pull together findings from Nuffield Foundation funded projects and related research, using lessons learned from the pandemic to provide insights into family well-being, childcare and gender.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/events/lessons-from-the-pandemic-family-well-being-childcare-and-...
 
Description EVENT (19th-20th May 2022): European Social Science Genomics Network (ESSGN) (Emilia Del Bono & Nicola Barban) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This conference aims to improve our understanding of how genetic endowments and childhood circumstances may shape life choices and health and socio-economic outcomes across the life-course. The conference will foster the discussion of how public policy and private interventions could help each child achieve their potential and level the playing field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/essgn2022
 
Description EVENT (1st September 2021): Speaker at IZA event - School closures and children's mental health (Birgitta Rabe) 
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 A talk by Birgitta Rabe on school closures and children's mental health. Large negative effects that persist even when schools reopen. IZA Event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://conference.iza.org/conference_files/covid_2021/viewProgram?conf_id=3426
 
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 (20th-21st January 2022): MiSoC/NCRM training course: Introduction to Sequence Analysis for Social Sciences (Nicola Barban) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The course gives an introduction to the theoretical and practical concepts of sequence analysis for social sciences. Sequence analysis, originally developed in biology to analyse strings of DNA, has attracted increasing attention in the social sciences for the analysis of longitudinal data. Most applications in the social sciences study life course processes, such as labour market careers, educational careers, or family formation. During the short course, we will discuss the usefulness of sequence analysis in applied social sciences as a holistic approach to investigate timing, quantum and sequencing of life course events. We will consider the practical implementation of these methods using available data. Concepts covered include the statistical representations of categorical time series, measures of sequence dissimilarity (i.e., Optimal Matching Algorithm); patterns identification in life course trajectories; classification techniques; criticisms to sequence analysis and new developments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11730
 
Description EVENT (21 JUNE 2021): Panellist, Resolution Foundation discussion event: Boomers and boomerangs: The past and pandemic present of multigenerational living (Emily Grundy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Covid-19 pandemic has had huge impacts on young people. Many have been furloughed, while others have lost their job or been unable to find one in the first place. And everyone has heard stories about how coping with these difficulties has seen many young people return to live with their parents. So-called 'boomerangs', opting to live with relatives after studying, are seeking to reduce their costs - either to deal with tough times today, or build up savings for their future.

How big a rise in young adults living with their parents have we seen during the pandemic? To what extent is this a continuation of a trend that was growing pre-crisis? What are the benefits and drawbacks of multi-generational living, for young workers and older parents? And what are the policy implications of young people being unable to afford to fly the nest?

The Resolution Foundation's Intergenerational Centre - funded by the Nuffield Foundation - is hosting an interactive webinar to discuss and answer these questions. Following a presentation of the key findings from new Resolution Foundation research, leading experts will explore the trend and consequences of young people returning to live with their parents, and how housing can be made more affordable for young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.resolutionfoundation.org/events/boomers-and-boomerangs/
 
Description EVENT (21-22 June 2021): Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Migration Research: 2021 PhD Colloquium, co-hosted with the Essex Centre for Migration Studies (Renee Luthra) 
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 The Essex Centre for Migration Studies, UEA Migration Network, Sussex Centre for Migration Research and Kent SRT Migration & Mobility are hosting our third annual PhD Colloquium on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/racial-and-ethnic-inequalities-in-migration-research-2021-phd-colloqu...
 
Description EVENT (21-23 of April 2022): Conference speaker "Gambling Outlets as Agents of Local Area Disorganization: Crime and Local Institutions, the Case of the UK", RC28 LSE London (Neli Demireva) 
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 Neli Demireva spoke at a conference at the LSE. "Gambling Outlets as Agents of Local Area Disorganization: Crime and Local Institutions, the Case of the UK"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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 (22 June 2021): NCRM Training workshop - An introduction to causal inference from observational data (P.Clarke & S.Samothrakis) 
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 This workshop will:
Introduce the basic principles of causal modelling (potential outcomes, graphs, causal effects) while emphasising the key role of design and assumptions in obtaining robust estimates.
Introduce the basic principles of machine learning and the use of machine learning methods to do causal inference (e.g. methods stemming from domain adaptation and propensity scores).
Show how to implement these techniques for causal analysis and interpret the results in illustrative examples.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=10657
 
Description EVENT (22nd - 23rd November 2022): NCRM training: Introduction to Impact Evaluation (Angus Holford & Magda Borkowska) 
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 This online course will introduce you to various empirical, quantitative methods that can be used to estimate the impact of a specific policy intervention. These methods can be referred to as "programme evaluation", "impact assessment", "causal estimation" or "impact evaluation".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=12195
 
Description EVENT (22nd February 2023): Professorial Inaugural Lectures - Institute for Social and Economic Research: 'Childhood inequality' (Birgitta Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact University of Essex Event: Each year we invite our newly appointed Professors to take part in this prestigious lecture series and we welcome members of the public, our students and staff, alumni and invited guests to come along to discover our internationally significant research, to exchange ideas and be inspired.

It's a chance for you to hear about our research from our leading thinkers and you'll get a global perspective on issues stretching from the social sciences through to science and health and the humanities and the arts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.essex.ac.uk/event-series/professorial-inaugural-lectures
 
Description EVENT (23-26 March 2021): MiSoC/NCRM training course: Models for Cause and Effect: causal inference for social scientists (Renee Luthra) 
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 This is a two day course which will be taught over four mornings.

The fact that correlation does not equate to causation is so well known that it has become a popular saying in itself. Yet the way that quantitative analysis is discussed in much popular and political discourse, as well as interpreted by many social scientists, fails to take issues surrounding causality fully into account. This may be because randomized control experiments, widely understood as the most defensible method of establishing causality, are frequently impossible or unethical to conduct in social science settings.

Analysts thus have to work with observational data, which often miss information crucial for making causal interpretations of statistical associations. However, under some circumstances and subject to specific assumptions, one can interpret estimated associations as casual with substantially higher confidence. This course deals with methods that can be used under such circumstances and subject to the specific assumptions. The course offers practical skills in implementing these methods and the theoretical skills needed to understand and discuss evidence from them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11026
 
Description EVENT (24 May 2021): Presenter and panellist: University of Essex workshop on interdisciplinary funding proposal (Emily Grundy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Emily Grundy attended as Presenter and panellist for the University of Essex workshop on 'interdisciplinary funding proposal'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EVENT (24 September 2020): Speaker at Resolution Foundation event on 'Low Pay Britain' on 'what should happen to the minimum wage given what we are seeing in terms of job losses being concentrated amongst lower earners (Susan Harkness) 
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 Resolution Foundation, 24 September 2020, spoke at event on 'Low Pay Britain' on 'what should happen to the minimum wage given what we are seeing in terms of job losses being concentrated amongst lower earners (other presenting included Bryan Sanderson Chair of LPC).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description EVENT (24th January 2023): Speaker at conference: What makes schools work for disadvantaged children? (Emilia Del Bono) 
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 The Economics Observatory and Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities (CEPEO) are organising an event to bring together academics and policy-makers to exchange knowledge and ideas on supporting disadvantaged students in school. The event will take place on 24 January at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
Sessions will focus on academic research in this area, including identifying gaps in knowledge and data. They will also host a policy panel involving colleagues from government and educational practice to discuss current and enduring challenges in schools.

Emilia Del Bono presented with Cheti Nicoletti (University of York) 'How can schools add value?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description EVENT (24th June 2021): Small presentation on school closures given to The American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia Women's Committee (Jo Blanden & Laura Fumagalli) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jo and Laura presented to The American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia Women's Committee. Around 30 individuals were in attendance mostly working mothers who became interested in the topic after seeing an article in the Guardian.
Contact: Executive Director, Mr. Travis Mitchell, The American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EVENT (24th September 2021): Invited speaker on policy panel on the education recovery necessary because of the COVID-19 pandemic - 2021 IZA Economics of Education Conference (Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited to take part in a Policy Panel on the education recovery necessary because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Talking about children's mental health and education recovery at the 2021 IZA Economics of Education Conference, which is happening (online) in September, and the final day, Friday September 24th, will feature this Policy Panel.
The format will be 4 speakers with 15 mins each to talk about different aspects of education recovery. This will be followed by 30 minutes Q&A from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://conference.iza.org/conference_files/edu_2021/viewProgram?conf_id=3392
 
Description EVENT (24th-25th November 2022): Presented at Los Retos Demográficos de España, Spain (Pilar Zueras) 
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 Presented two papers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description EVENT (25 February 2021): Speaker at UCL/CEPEO (Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities seminar (Claire Crawford): Impact of school closures on parent and child wellbeing. 
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 Claire Crawford presented a seminar at UCL/CEPEO (Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities) on 25.2.2021. Discussing Impact of school closures on parent and child wellbeing. About 100 attendees, including many policy makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/events/2021/feb/virtual-event-impact-school-closures-parent-and-child-well...
 
Description EVENT (25-26 November 2020): NCRM/MiSoC Training workshop: Introduction to Impact Evaluation (Mike Brewer, Angus Holford) 
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 This one day online course (taught over two mornings) will introduce you to various empirical, quantitative methods that can be used to estimate the impact of a specific policy intervention. These methods can be referred to as "programme evaluation", "impact assessment", "causal estimation" or "impact evaluation". The course assumes basic statistical concepts (mean, median, correlation, expected value, statistical significance and confidence intervals), and algebra is optional.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=10960
 
Description EVENT (25-26 November 2021): NCRM/MiSoC Training workshop: Introduction to Impact Evaluation (Emilia Del Bono, Angus Holford) 
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 This online course will introduce you to various empirical, quantitative methods that can be used to estimate the impact of a specific policy intervention. These methods can be referred to as "programme evaluation", "impact assessment", "causal estimation" or "impact evaluation". The course assumes basic statistical concepts (mean, median, correlation, expected value, statistical significance and confidence intervals), and algebra is optional. It does not teach participants how to implement any of these methods using statistical software.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11410
 
Description EVENT (25th January 2022): Lead on British Academy workshop 'The future of social care for older people. Moving towards successful social care for older people in the UK: where are we now? Where are we going?' Session 2/2 (Emily Grundy) 
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 The provision of adequate high-quality social care for older people has long presented a challenge to policymakers across the UK. Social care has been the subject of many inquiries, and over time there have been many attempts to improve or reform provision. However, it has often proved extremely difficult to achieve successful changes in social care provision, while social care continues to often be viewed as 'low status' and less deserving of attention than health care. These workshops will bring together an expert group of researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders. They will be structured as a lively and interactive dialogue, involving short talks from a variety of speakers and input from all participants and plenty of opportunities for discussion.
This event forms part of a series of British Academy/Wellcome workshops emphasising the significance of the humanities and social sciences for health policy and how to develop their full potential contribution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 (25th-29th October 2021): Presented at NCRM 2021 Research Methods e-Festival (Emilia Del Bono, Adeline Delavande, Meena Kumari, Anna Dearman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact MiSoC researchers, Emilia Del Bono, Adeline Delavande, Meena Kumari, Anna Dearman presented at the NCRM 2021 Research Methods e-Festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/RMeF2021/home.php
 
Description EVENT (26 June 2021): Presented at Eastern Arc Workshop: DWP's Areas of Research Interest (Silvia Avram) 
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 New ISER research and policy insights shared with Department of Work and Pensions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2021/06/23/new-iser-research-and-policy-insights-shared-with-department...
 
Description EVENT (26th January 2021): Speaker at WZB Berlin: Talks-Series "Origins and Destinations: intergenerational transmission of political behaviours in immigrant families" (Renee Luthra) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A mixed group of academics, postgraduate researchers, and the general public attended the talk and there was discussion of the methods and the meaning of the findings on understanding long term effects of naturalisation policies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EVENT (26th November 2020): Speaker at Nuffield Foundation launch event: 'How are the lives of families with young children changing?' (Susan Harkness) 
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 Nuffield Foundation, 26 Nov 2020, contributed to launch event on 'How are the lives of families with young children changing?' Spoke on changes in family structures and how they intertwine with socio-economic factors to impact on children's outcomes. Other speakers included Baroness Alison Wolff, Baroness Philippa Stroud and Carey Oppenheim.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description EVENT (26th October 2021) Covid-19 speaker series - mothers in home schooling & gender differences in the mental health impact (B. Etheridge & B. Rabe) 
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 Covid-19 speaker series, co organised with the OIT. All attendees are from within government departments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-impact-of-c-19-on-gender-and-racial-inequalities
 
Description EVENT (26th October 2021): Conference speaker "Ethnic enclaves and the economic, social and political impact on their residents - an investigation with ESS data", Trinity College Dublin Sociology Department Presentation. (Neli Demireva) 
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 Neli Demireva spoke at an event held by Trinity College Dublin Sociology Department: "Ethnic enclaves and the economic, social and political impact on their residents - an investigation with ESS data"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EVENT (26th October 2021): Presented at OIT organised seminar on mental health in the HMG C19 Seminar series. Presentation: School closures and family mental health and wellbeing 
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 OIT organised seminar on mental health in the HMG C19 Seminar series. Presentation: School closures and family mental health and wellbeing. Around 80 people attending Over a third of sign-ups were from DHSC. Over 20 different departments and bodies were represented including, but not limited to: DfE, BEIS, DLUHC, Scottish/Welsh Government, Cabinet Office, MoJ, UK HSA and the Government Equalities Office.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EVENT (27th January 2022): Speaker at Western Social Science: Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST) "Does Selection Matter? Immigrant Selectivity, Skills, and the Labour Market" (Renee Luthra) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact EVENT (27th January 2022): Speaker at Western Social Science: Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST) "Does Selection Matter? Immigrant Selectivity, Skills, and the Labour Market" (Renee Luthra)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/ReneeLuthra/status/1486734202351468544
 
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 (28th January 2022): Understanding Society Insights presentation 'The emotional and behavioural effects of school closures on children' 
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 Birgitta Rabe Understanding Society Insights presentation: 'The emotional and behavioural effects of school closures on children ' - 90 attendees.
On youtube: https://youtu.be/9NByQ7wyYrM
Afterwards one of the delegates asked for slides for her to share in her team at Public Health Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/events/2022/01/28/understanding-society-insights-2022
 
Description EVENT (28th October 2021): Covid-19 speaker series - shadow pandemic of domestic abuse & how women were affected differently - economically and socially - an overview of evidence (S. Bhalotra & S.Harkness) 
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 Covid-19 speaker series, co organised with the OIT. All attendees are from within government departments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-impact-of-c-19-on-gender-and-racial-inequalities
 
Description EVENT (29 June - 2 July): EPC 2022 - European Population Conference, Groningen (Pilar Zueras & Emily Grundy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The following work was presented:

• Is Caregiving Bad for Health? Trajectories of Health and Well-Being among UK Caregivers for Parents or Parents-in-Law Taking Account of Initial Health Status • Pilar Zueras, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) - University of Essex; Emily Grundy, University of Essex.

• Estimating and Decomposing Disease-Free Life Expectancies by Sex and Educational Attainment for Major Groups of Causes in Spain, 2012-17. • Octavio Bramajo, Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Iñaki Permanyer, Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics; Elisenda Rentería , Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics; Pilar Zueras , Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) - University of Essex.

• A Comparison between 2006 and 2017 in Total, Gender and Educational Differences in Multimorbidity of Chronic Diseases among the Older Population in Spain. • Jeroen J. A. Spijker , Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics (CED), UAB; Elisenda Rentería , Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics; Pilar Zueras, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) - University of Essex.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.population-europe.eu/events/european-population-conference-2022
 
Description EVENT (29 June 2021): Presenter at the Nuffield Foundation at Sustain debate - Impact of the Universal Free School Meal policy (B.Rabe & A.Holford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented findings from our recent policy analysis - Impact of the Universal Free School Meal policy - for the Nuffield Foundation at Sustain debate
In response to Covid-19, could an expansion to universal free school meals deliver a win-win for healthier food and food security for our children?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sustainweb.org/webinars/jun21-universalschoolmeals/
 
Description EVENT (29th April 2021): Seminar presentation: Centre for Population Studies: Age, sex, period, place and socioeconomic differentials in co-morbidity at time of death in England & Wales: what can be learned from multiple cause of death data? (Emily Grundy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Emily Grundy, Professor of Population Science, University of Essex, will be giving a talk entitled "Age, gender and socio-economic differentials in co-morbidity at time of death in England & Wales"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.cpc.ac.uk/activities/full_events_calendar/563/CPC_Webinar__Age_gender_and_socio_economic_...
 
Description EVENT (29th November - 2nd December 2022): NCRM training: Estimating treatment effects beyond the mean: quantile and distribution regressions (Silvia Avram) 
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 online course gives a non-technical introduction to understanding and estimating quantile treatment effects. Quantile treatment effects have become more popular as the importance of heterogeneity in treatment effects is recognized and interest in distributional estimators increases.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=12316
 
Description EVENT (29th November 2021): Presentation at AERA-OECD webinar 'How education fared during the first wave of Covid-19 lockdowns?' 
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 On November 29, AERA and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) held an international forum, "How Education Fared During the First Wave of COVID-19 Lockdowns? International Evidence," drawing an audience of more than 1,600 researchers, policy experts, and practitioners from 86 countries.

Forum participants examined the findings and implications of a new OECD report, Schooling During a Pandemic. The report provides the first synthesis of high-quality studies on student learning and well-being during the first wave of COVID-19 lockdowns (March-June 2020), coming mainly from France, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Interview from IQ magazine afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.aera.net/Newsroom/AERA-Highlights-E-newsletter/AERA-Highlights-November-2021/AERA-and-OE...
 
Description EVENT (29th November 2021): Presented at OECD seminar: How Education Fared during the First Wave of COVID-19 Lockdowns? International Evidence (Birgitta Rabe) 
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 Professor Birgitta Rabe presented an overview of our most recent research on the impact of school closures on children's wellbeing and learning to a huge online audience of experts, policy makers and academic researchers from around the world at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) seminar How Education Fared during the First Wave of COVID-19 Lockdowns? International Evidence on Monday 29 November.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.aera.net/Events-Meetings/How-Education-Fared-During-the-First-Wave-of-COVID-19-Lockdowns...
 
Description EVENT (2nd - 4th November 2022): NCRM Training: Social Network Modelling in (Zsofia Boda) 
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 A general introduction to the statistical modelling of social networks and to the most important model families, we will gain deeper insight into a few important models. Practical information about how to collect social network data, as well as ethics of such data collection will be briefly discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=12330
 
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 (2nd February 2022): Speaker at ISER internal seminar - Gender differences in job mobility and pay progression in the UK (Silvia Avram) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We study gender differences in job and employer mobility in the UK between 2009 and 2019 using a large panel survey. We find that despite overall mobility levels being very similar, there are important differences in the types of mobility men and women experience. Mothers of young children are significantly less likely to change jobs with the same employer and to change employers for wage/career related reasons. Instead, they are more likely to switch employers for family related reasons. Distinguishing between different types of mobility is important because wage returns vary significantly. Whereas within employer job changes and wage/career related employer mobility have large positive returns, changing employers for family related reasons is associated with wage losses. (Work with Daria Popova and Susan Harkness.)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/events/seminars/internal/2022-02-02
 
Description EVENT (2nd June 2021): Participated in a Cumberland Lodge Dialogue & Debate webinar. (Magda Borkowska) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guest panellist at Cumberland lodge webinar. This free Dialogue & Debate webinar explores ideas and opportunities for supporting social cohesion as lockdown restrictions are lifted in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/whats-on/dialogue-debate-social-cohesion-post-lockdown
 
Description EVENT (2nd November 2021): Conference speaker "Co-farming communities - the importance of community farming for social cohesion and tackling food poverty", COP26 week, Essex University (Neli Demireva) 
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 Neli Demireva spoke at an event at the University of Essex: "Co-farming communities - the importance of community farming for social cohesion and tackling food poverty"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EVENT (3 May 2021): Speaker at INED: Les Lundis de l'Ined "The EU Referendum and Experiences and Fear of Ethnic and Racial Harassment: Variation across individuals and communities in England" (Renee Luthra) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact researchers and postgraduate students from several social science disciplines discussed the results and related them to similar work in France
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EVENT (30th June 2022): Presented paper at 19th annual IMISCOE conference, Oslo: "Cultural assimilation of return migrants" (Guveli & Kwak) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Ayse Guveli & Joonghyun Kwak presented a MiSoC paper at 19th annual IMISCOE conference, Oslo: "Cultural assimilation of return migrants"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.imiscoe.org/docman-docs/1176-19th-imiscoe-annual-conference-flyer/file
 
Description EVENT (30th November 2021): NEON: Reforming Higher Education Admisssions System: What does the Evidence tell us? (Angus Holford, Sonkurt Sen) 
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 This timely conference, convened by the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON), the professional organisation for access to higher education in the UK, in partnership with the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, occurs as the government prepares to take its next steps forward in higher education admission system reform, presents an important opportunity to ensure that the developing evidence base on higher education admissions is at the centre of reform efforts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.educationopportunities.co.uk/in-person-event-30th-november-2021/
 
Description EVENT (31st March 2022): Why can't we close the gender pay gap? - online policy discussion event (Silvia Avram & Susan Harkness) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact online policy discussion event, presenting new research on the gender pay gap, and debating the potential policy responses, on 31 March, 11am-12.45pm

The event will be chaired by Gillian Unsworth, Head of Gender and Workplace Equality at the Cabinet Office.

There will be three short research presentations from leading academics in the field, highlighting new evidence on the gender pay gap. These will be:

Dr Silvia Avram & Dr Daria Popova (ISER, Essex), with Professor Susan Harkness (Bristol): Are women with families paying the price for a lack of mobility? Quantitative and qualitative gender differences in job mobility and how these influence pay

Dr Francesca Foliano (UCL) : How did the gender pay gap change over the last fifty years? Evidence from within and across birth cohorts

Professor Roland Rathelot, (ENSAE Paris): How much do women pay for shorter commutes? Evidence from France

Following the presentations there will be a panel discussion with policy experts and campaigners, on the current policy direction and how this research might inform further progress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2022/02/10/why-can-t-we-close-the-gender-pay-gap-new-research-evidence-...
 
Description EVENT (4-5 December 2020): MiSoC workshop on Subjective Expectations (Adeline Delavande) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact ONLINE MiSoC Workshop on Subjective Expectations

Presented by: Andrew Caplin (New York University) Charles Manski (Northwestern University).
Organized by: Adeline Delavande - University of Technology Sydney, Sabine Kröger - Laval University, Basit Zafar - University of Michigan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://leel.ecn.ulaval.ca/index.php?pid=1767%3f
 
Description EVENT (4th April 2022): Speaker at event: Understanding Society Conference 'Travel behaviour and commuting' (Sonkurt Sen) 
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 The People & Places mini-conference is a four day, online conference curated by the Understanding Society team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understanding-society-conference-people-places-tickets-272559431597#
 
Description EVENT (6th - 9th December 2022): Presented at X Congreso ALAP, Asociación Lateinoamericana de Población, Chili (Pilar Zueras) 
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 Presented four papers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description EVENT (6th April 2022): Presented at The LSE/ZEW Opportunity and Mobility seminar series - Expectations about the Productivity of Effort and Academic Outcomes (Emilia Del Bono) 
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 Expectations about the Productivity of Effort and Academic Outcomes: Evidence from a Randomized Information Intervention

Presenter: Emilia Del Bono, Professor of Economics at ISER, University of Essex, and Director of the Centre for Micro Social Change

Discussant: Matthias Parey, Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Surrey and ZEW Research Associate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://lse.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtde2grjgtH9GzwuQjKAwfBf6nb2uh_sHL
 
Description EVENT (6th December 2022): Presentation on "Social Mobility and Education" at the APPG Social Science and Policy (Birgitta Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 6th December 2022: presentation on "Social Mobility and Education" at the APPG Social Science and Policy by Birgitta Rabe alongside Lee Elliot-Major (Exeter) - organised by UKRI and attended by cross-party parliamentarians
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description EVENT (6th July 2022): CLICers poster presentation at ESRC: Intergenerational consequences of immigrant selectivity: when does contextual attainment matter? (Renee Luthra) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Renee Luthra's collaborator Ferrara Alessan presenting their work with Understanding Society on immigrant selectivity and second generation outcomes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/clic_iwg/status/1544327004404817926
 
Description EVENT (7th - 8th June 2022): NCRM/MiSoC online training: A friendly introduction to quantitative methods (Amy Clair) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The aim of this course is to introduce students and researchers who have little to no quantitative training to the key concepts in quantitative methods in an accessible way. It is targeted at those who are writing theses/papers based on qualitative or review methods but who want to include some quantitative analysis and/or to be confident when reading and incorporating quantitative research. It is particularly aimed at encouraging people who find quantitative methods intimidating or unwelcoming. For those that enjoy the course it may act as a basis for further quantitative training.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=12002
 
Description EVENT (7th April 2022): MiSoC annual workshop (Boda, Rubolino, Gasior, Kumari, Tartakowsky & Holford) 
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 MiSoC annual internal workshop. Sharing of latest and ongoing research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description EVENT (7th December 2021): Presentation at International Population Conference: Is caregiving bad for health? Trajectories of health and well-being among UK caregivers for parents or parents in law. (Emily Grundy and Pilar Zueras) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Emily Grundy and Pilar Zueras: Presentation at International Population Conference: Is caregiving bad for health? Trajectories of health and well-being among UK caregivers for parents or parents in law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ipc2021.popconf.org/sessions/86
 
Description EVENT (8 December 2020): Speaker at LSE Migration Seminar Series: Talks-Series "Does selection matter? Immigrant selectivity, skills, and class habitus" (Renee Luthra) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Well attended seminar, led to future engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EVENT (8 September 2021): Interdisciplinary Child Well-Being Network (ICWBN) online workshop: "COVID-19 crisis and children's economic well-being, education and mental health in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland" (Birgitta Rabe) 
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 Birgitta Rabe presented at the ICWBN online workshop. Studying the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on children in Ireland and the United Kingdom
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://icwbn.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/icwbn-workshop/
 
Description EVENT (8th February 2023): Presented at Oceania Stata Conference (Annalivia Poselli) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented 'Influence analysis with panel data using stata'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.sugm.net.au/
 
Description EVENT (8th November 2022): Food Foundation, feed the future event. Westminster. Evidence pack (Angus Holford) 
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 Superpowers of Free School Meals panel chaired by @xandvt features @capstick_nick @CamillaKingdon @ISSMCDavies and Adian Carne of @yeovalley who will explain the benefits of FSMs for education, public health, local economies and social equity.

Angus Holford and Birgitta Rabes evidence is key in the *Evidence Pack* at Westminster 'The Superpowers of Free School Meals day' @FeedtheFuture
https://foodfoundation.org.uk/publication/superpowers-free-school-meals-evidence-pack
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/Food_Foundation/status/1589992974301425664
 
Description EVENT (8th November 2022): RES group seminar for PhD students entering job market (Ben Etheridge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact RES group seminar by academics and attended by finishing PhD students entering the job market. The point of the seminar was instructional, to teach the students how to navigate the process. The other members of the panel were: Nick Craft (Sussex and RES president), Uta Bolt (Bristol), Seung-Keun Martinez (Nottingham), Alessandra Guariglia (Birmingham).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description EVENT (8th September 2021): Participation at the Interdisciplinary Child Well-Being Network workshop '"COVID-19 crisis and children's economic well-being, education and mental health in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (Birgitta Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Interdisciplinary Child Well-Being Network workshop on the COVID-19 crisis and children's economic well-being, education and mental health in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN8v2tvtuiYcHScJI2Jl9tw
 
Description EVENT (8th-9th December 2022): Keynote at 'Gender, Norms and Economics' workshop, University of Melbourne (Sonia Bhalotra) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Keynote Lecturer at GNEW2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://sites.google.com/view/gnew2022/home
 
Description EVENT (8th-9th June 2022): MiSoC PGR Colloquium & Workshop on Ethnicity and Migration (Renee Luthra & Joonghyun Kwak) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This is a hybrid two-day event including academic workshops by international scholars and a PhD Colloquium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/misoc-research-workshop-and-phd-colloquium-ethnicity-and-migration-ti...
 
Description EVENT (9-10 March 2021): ONLINE NCRM/MiSoC training workshop: Subjective Expectations: Measurement and Analysis (Adeline Delavande & Emilia Del Bono) 
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 When making decisions under uncertainty, economists typically assume that individuals form probabilistic expectations for unknown quantities and maximize expected utility. Probabilistic measurement of expectations in surveys and experimental settings has become a very active area of economic research. The online course (which will be taught over two mornings) will introduce you to recent developments in the measurement and use of data on subjective expectations.

The one day course (taught over two mornings) will cover different methods for the elicitation of subjective expectations through probabilistic questions in surveys or experimental settings, using examples drawn from recent work in this area. The course discusses the different methods used for eliciting such information in both high and low income-countries contexts, the key methodological issues involved, and the open research questions. Several hands-on exercises will be proposed, where students could explore different ways of collecting the data through standard survey software, such as Qualtrics.

The second part of the course will focus on the value of subjective expectations data in the analysis of economic behaviour. Here we will show the way in which expectation data can be used in choice models to understand economic behaviour. Several examples will be discussed from the recent literature in economics, focusing on educational choices and choice related to risky behaviours.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11027
 
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 (9th March 2021): Speaker at Population Evidence and Data Science event - Knowledge Exchange: NIHR (Meena Kumari) 
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 This is the third in a series of events bringing together those with an interest in the better use of data for population health research. These seminars aim to bring together researchers across the EoE ARC with an interest in better use of health and care data, provide an opportunity to share expertise in different types of data and create a forum to learn and exchange ideas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://arc-eoe.nihr.ac.uk/events/population-evidence-and-data-science-knowledge-exchange-1
 
Description EVENT (9th November 2021): Covid-19 speaker series - differences in health behaviours & housing and health inequalities (A. Holford & A. Clair) 
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 Covid-19 speaker series, co organised with the OIT. All attendees are from within government departments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-impact-of-c-19-on-gender-and-racial-inequalities
 
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 EXPLAINER (1st March 2022): Are women with families paying the price for a lack of mobility? Quantitative and qualitative gender differences in job mobility and how these influence pay (Silvia Avram, Susan Harkness and Daria Popova) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact MiSoC explainer on the Gender Pay Gap.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/files/misoc/reports/explainers/Gender-pay-gap.pdf
 
Description EXPLAINER (20th September 2022): Impacts of local authority Universal Free School Meal schemes on child obesity and household food expenditure (Angus Holford & Birgitta 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 Dr Angus Holford and Professor Birgitta Rabe produced an explainer 'Impacts of local authority Universal Free School Meal schemes on child obesity and household food expenditure', based on their work from project 'The impacts of Universal Free School Meals in England'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/files/misoc/reports/explainers/Impacts-of-local-authority.pdf
 
Description EXPLAINER (30 June 2022): Integrating into school: the role of friendships in the educational expectations of immigrant-background students (Zsofia Boda) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact MiSoC Explainer by Zsofia Boda
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/files/misoc/reports/explainers/Integrating-into-school.pdf
 
Description Event (1-2 September 2021): Presenter at 2nd Joint IZA & Jacobs Center Workshop: Consequences of Covid-19 for Child and Youth Development, "School Closures and Children's Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties" 
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 Presenter at IZA/Jacobs Centre worshop: "School Closures and Children's Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://conference.iza.org/conference_files/covid_2021/invitation.html
 
Description Event (12thJanuary 2022): Migration and Ethnicity Policy Advisory Group meeting (Renee Luthra) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact MiSoC research area Migration and Ethnicity, held a Policy Advisory Group meeting (Chair Renee Luthra)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Event (19 May 2021): Presented to the OIT (Olivia O'Sullivan): how best to use time in the school day, including possibilities for an extended school day, and other catch-up measures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact OIT: meeting 19.5., topic: piece of work for the DfE on how best to use time in the school day, including possibilities for an extended school day, and other catch-up measures. Olivia O'Sullivan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Event (20thJanuary 2022): Education, Families and Labour Markets Policy Advisory Group meeting (Birgitta Rabe, Sonia Bhalotra & Susan Harkness) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact MiSoC research areas, Education, Families and Labour Markets heal a Policy Advisory Group meeting (Chaired Birgitta Rabe, Sonia Bhalotra & Susan Harkness)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Event (22-24 September 2021): Panelist on the Policy Panel on Ways Out of the Education Crisis Triggered by School Closures during the Pandemic at the 6th IZA Workshop: The Economics of Education (Birgitta Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Panelist on the Policy Panel on Ways Out of the Education Crisis Triggered by School Closures during the Pandemic at the 6th IZA Workshop: The Economics of Education
'Children's mental health and education recovery'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://conference.iza.org/conference_files/edu_2021/viewProgram?conf_id=3392
 
Description Event (5 May 2021): Education system recovery and resilience: a Nuffield Foundation roundtable for the Open Innovation Team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participated in a Nuffield Foundation roundtable, for the OIT: Education system recovery and resilience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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 Expert evaluator for Young Economic Summit final (Rabe & Holford's work on school meals - Holford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Online workshop - the final of Royal Economic Society (and overseas counterparts) competition for schools to propose solutions to economic policy problems. Holford's role was to ask questions and sum up the merits and drawbacks of proposals to the question "How can governments ensure that all children have enough to eat?".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.young-economic-summit.org/en/yes_2021-2-2/
 
Description Food Foundation 'Superpowers of Free School Meals' event and Evidence Pack (Holford and Rabe) 
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 Holford and Rabe produced a 2-page summary of evidence on the impacts of universal free school meals to be included in an 'Evidence Pack' promoted for the Feed the Future campaign for extended and/or universal Free School Meals, promoted by the Food Foundation, Bit Back 2030, School Food Matters, Child Poverty Action Group, and other charities/campaign organizations. The evidence pack was launched at an event 'The Superpowers of Free School Meals', in which our evidence was repeatedly referred to by panellists, and at which the overall message was that campaign organizations should focus on the economic case for Universal FSM to maximise the likelihood of policy change. Holford attended the event and introduced the work to several delgates from local government, the school food industry and academia, in conversation. Several reported how useful the evidence had already been for making the case to maintain their existing policies, or in informing their campaigns for change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://foodfoundation.org.uk/publication/superpowers-free-school-meals-evidence-pack
 
Description Gender & Tax Systems panel discussant at "Sustainability & ESG in Taxation Summit (Avram -October 2022) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussant in panel on Gender and Tax Systems organised as part of the "Sustainability & ESG in Taxation Summit", London, October 5th 2022. The event was targeted at industry and professional tax practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://informaconnect.com/sustainability-and-esg-in-taxation/agenda/2/#gender-and-tax-systems_16-00
 
Description Gender Inequalities in the Labour Market Workshop (Avram) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Organized workshop on Gender Inequalities in the Labour Market with an international audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-gender-gap-in-pay-progression-job-mobility-and-job-ladders-ticket...
 
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 Health studies users conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of Understanding Society and example of research from the dataset. Event designed to promote the use of the dataset and build capacity in biosocial research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Impacts of Universal FSM presentation to APSE Catering Seminar (Holford) 
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 26/01/2023. Catering and Facilities Management Seminar, by APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence), a body for Local Authorities and their contractors. Presented work on impacts of Local Authorities' Universal Free School Meals schemes on obesity and the cost-of-living, making case that this is effective, evidence-based use for Local Authority public health grants. On panel with Sharon Hodgson MP, chair of APPG on school food. Several audience members reported that this was the sort of evidence they needed but previously lacked to make the case for something they wanted to happen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.apse.org.uk/index.cfm/apse/events/apse-facilities-management-seminar-2023/#
 
Description In conversation with Prof C Pissarides, Nobel Laureate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Essex in London' high profile event involving presentation by Prof C Pissarides, Nobel Laureate, and round table with Prof Emily Grundy and two other senior Essex professors on the topic of The Future of Work and Wellbeing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/essex-in-london-the-future-of-work-and-wellbeing-tickets-520604641497
 
Description Interview for Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Modus Magazine - evictions, Amy Clair 22.03.2021 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was interviewed by a journalist working for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Modus magazine on an article relating to evictions and the pandemic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ww3.rics.org/uk/en/modus/built-environment/homes-and-communities/staying-put--how-lockdown-b...
 
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 Interview with Victoria Spratt for short film and article on housing and health - Amy Clair 28/3/22 
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 I was interviewed earlier in the year to discuss housing and health as part of a project by Victoria Spratt and Albert Evans on poor conditions in social housing
Video here: https://twitter.com/theipaper/status/1508389065376346123?s=20
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://inews.co.uk/news/inside-uninhabitable-social-homes-covered-in-mould-and-damp-which-tenants-c...
 
Description Invited Talk - Inequality Working Group European University Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Very lively discussion about the topic "Socialisation disrupted: the intergenerational transmission of political engagement in immigrant families" - continued collaboration between institute and Luthra/Borkowska
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Invited internal talk at the Resolution Foundation (Avram, June 2022) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Given a talk on gender differences in job mobility and pay progression at the Resolution Foundation on June 9th 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 Invited talk to the European Trade Union Institute Conference (Avram, June 2022) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Gave a talk on the role of firms in shaping the gender pay gap to the panel on Increasing Wage Gaps Between Firms, as part of the ETUI-ETUC hybrid conference 'A blueprint for equality'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.etui.org/events/blueprint-equality#session-id-333
 
Description Knot by Knot: A multidisciplinary and interactive discussion on displacement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 37 members of public, Essex undergraduates and postgraduates attended an interdisciplinary dialogue on forced migration with Colin Samson (Sociology), Faten Ghosn (Government), and Zahra Kehdri (Sociology) organised by Renee Luthra via the Centre for Migration Studies on the art exhibit "Art in Exhile" at the First Site gallery, followed by a guided tour of the exhibit. The event was well received by local councillors from the Labour party, members of Colchester Sixth Form College, and University students. We are planning a follow up event for sixth form and Colchester Institute students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/knot-by-knot-tickets-546344209237
 
Description MEDIA (1 May 2021): Economics Observatory Magazine Article, 'Hard Hit' (Emilia Del Bono) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Economics Observatory Magazine Article - Page 41
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/EO_Magazine_AW%C6%92_web-pdf_2.pdf
 
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 (10th December 2022): Schools Week article evaluating Free School Meals blog for The Conversation (Angus Holford) 
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 Review by Jess Mahdavi-Gladwell (SENCO and head of assessment centre, Newhaven School) written In Schools Week. Evaluation Angus Holford's Blog for The Conversation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://schoolsweek.co.uk/the-conversation-with-jess-mahdavi-gladwell/
 
Description MEDIA (12th June 2022): Essex Vlogs: Brighter Futures - The impact of COVID-19 school closures on social inequalities and mental health in young people (Birgitta 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 What was the real impact of COVID-19, lockdown and school closures on children's mental health and development? Professor Birgitta Rabe at the Institute for Social and Economic Research speaks to Professor Jules Pretty about her research and how she provided vital evidence which influenced UK Government policy.

Brighter Futures is the film series from the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement at the University of Essex about how research can influence policy and change people's lives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.essex.ac.uk/blog/posts/2022/06/12/the-impact-of-covid-school-closures
 
Description MEDIA (12th June 2022): Essex Vlogs: Brighter Futures - The impact of COVID-19 school closures on social inequalities and mental health in young people (Birgitta Rabe) 
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 Schools
Results and Impact What was the real impact of COVID-19, lockdown and school closures on children's mental health and development? Birgitta Rabe at the Institute for Social and Economic Research speaks to Jules Pretty about her research and how she provided vital evidence which influenced UK Government policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.essex.ac.uk/blog/posts/2022/06/12/the-impact-of-covid-school-closures
 
Description MEDIA (12th May 2022): Article in Eastern Daily Press: OPINION: The lost boys: Why male role models are needed more than ever (Joshua Fullard) 
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 Article in Eastern Daily Press: OPINION: The lost boys: Why male role models are needed more than ever, based on research by Joshua Fullard.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/male-role-models-are-needed-more-than-ever-8960330
 
Description MEDIA (12th May 2022): Article in I: Shortage of male secondary school teachers 'almost certain' to hit new low (Joshua Fullard & Hettie Burn) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in I covering worked by Joshua Fullard and Hettie Burn about Male Secondary School Teachers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://inews.co.uk/news/education/male-secondary-school-teachers-record-low-drop-further-1623676?fb...
 
Description MEDIA (13th December 2021): Interview on ITV Anglia News on financial and housing challenges among UK 50-70 year olds. (Emily Grundy) 
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 Interview on ITV Anglia News on financial and housing challenges among UK 50-70 year olds. (Emily Grundy)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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 December 2021): DIAL podcast: Sharing housework in the pandemic: what changed and for how long? (Susan Harkness) 
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 In Episode 5 of Series 2 of our podcast, we talk to Alejandra Rodríguez Sánchez from the University of Berlin and Susan Harkness from the University of Bristol about research from the DIAL funded Equal Lives project on the gendered division of housework during lockdown and whether or not changes that happened were temporary or long-lasting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://dial-podcast.libsyn.com/sharing-housework-the-pandemic-what-changed-and-for-how-long
 
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 November 2021): Email from Prof Chris Whitty's office, explaining that the working paper on 'children's mental health during lockdown', which is given as evidence supporting the CMOs advice to vaccinate children 12-15years, was selected based on their summary of the evidence 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact Snap shot of the email: 'In terms of how the paper was found it was through an extended online search for relevant material by our office, with those documents most relevant to the key themes of the deliberations being selected based on their summary of the evidence. In terms of how to take that forward in terms of producing papers with a similar impact I think there are two relevant aspects, the first is being a good summary and the second is being on a topic that is relevant at that time. The former is obviously a lot more in your control than the latter.'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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 (16 July 2021): ISER news story - COVID 19 Rapid Response research report published by ISER: Little inequality in homeschool provision and engagement - other factors may cause achievement gaps (E.Del Bono, L.Fumagalli, A.Holford & B.Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact How schools, parents and children coped with the biggest challenge in the history of modern education, is at the centre of a ground-breaking research project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, UK Research and Innovation, analysing the reactions of schools and families to the school closures in 2020 and 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2021/07/16/little-inequality-in-homeschool-provision-and-engagement-oth...
 
Description MEDIA (16th June 2021): Interview for verywellfamily 'Moms' Mental Health Suffered From Pandemic School Closures' 
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 Interview talking about study by Birgitta Rabe. Findings include school closures also had an impact on mothers and their mental health. Moms experienced depression and unhappiness at higher levels when schools were closed. Those mental health challenges, however, were short-lived.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.verywellfamily.com/moms-depressed-due-to-pandemic-school-closures-5188771
 
Description MEDIA (17th May 2022): Generation Pandemic Podcast: COVID-19 - Children's mental health and wellbeing (Birgitta Rabe) 
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 In episode 5 of the Generation Pandemic podcast we discuss the mental health and wellbeing of children before, during and after the pandemic. Joining host, Catherine McDonald, are Professor Cathy Cresswell and Dr Jennifer McMahon from the Co-SPACE study, Professor Birgitta Rabe from the Institute of Social and Economic Research, and Laura, a mother of two primary school aged children. Laura explains how the isolation and anxiety caused by the pandemic has manifested in her children's behaviour, and the panel discuss how they have tracked children's mental health changes and the urgent need to address the effects they have evidenced.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://generation-pandemic.libsyn.com/covid-19-childrens-mental-health-and-wellbeing
 
Description MEDIA (17th May 2022): Podcast for Interdisciplinary Child Well-Being Network (Birgita Rabe) 
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 In episode 5 of the Generation Pandemic podcast we discuss the mental health and wellbeing of children before, during and after the pandemic. Joining host, Catherine McDonald, are Professor Cathy Cresswell and Dr Jennifer McMahon from the Co-SPACE study, Professor Birgitta Rabe from the Institute of Social and Economic Research, and Laura, a mother of two primary school aged children. Laura explains how the isolation and anxiety caused by the pandemic has manifested in her children's behaviour, and the panel discuss how they have tracked children's mental health changes and the urgent need to address the effects they have evidenced.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://icwbn.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2022/05/17/covid-19-childrens-mental-health-and-wellbeing-2/
 
Description MEDIA (18th October 2022): Report by Money and Pensions service: Understanding the long-term impact of debt advice (Laura Fumagalli) 
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 ISER has been working with Money and Pensions service UK on a project looking at the long-term impact of debt advice. Data based on WP 'The effect of formal debt advice on financial management and knowledge: insights from a new longitudinal study in Britain'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://maps.org.uk/2022/10/18/understanding-the-long-term-impact-of-debt-advice/
 
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 (19th December 2021): Article in The Guardian: Housework falls to mothers again after Covid lockdown respite. (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 National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact New study finds we did become a little bit more egalitarian during Lockdown 1 but many women ended up doing more than their fair share again once restrictions eased

The study led by our ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC) researcher, Professor Susan Harkness, used data from Understanding Society COVID-19 study in April, May, June and September 2020 to look at how couples divided responsibilities in the home. Responses from people of working age who were in opposite-gender relationships - which continued throughout the study period - provided a final sample size of just over 2000 couples.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/dec/19/housework-falls-to-mothers-again-after-covid-lo...
 
Description MEDIA (19th November 2022): Article in Newsbeezer: Cold homes pose serious mental health risks (Amy Clair) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article by Amy Clair at the University of Essex and Emma Baker at the University of Adelaide was republished from The Conversation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://newsbeezer.com/india/cold-homes-pose-serious-mental-health-risks/
 
Description MEDIA (19th November 2022): Article in the Times: Hire male teachers, not maths teachers (Joshua Fullard) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in the times, using research by Joshuah Fullard
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ca76c8fa-6781-11ed-9c3b-2d9184d0076f?shareToken=ce2bee40c63c97c99...
 
Description MEDIA (19th October 2022): Article by Nursery World: Mothers suffered mental health crash 'equivalent to divorce' during school closures (Birgitta Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coverage in Nursery World of the recent policy discussion of the research by Birgitta Rabe, presented at the Nuffield Foundation event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/news/article/mothers-suffered-mental-health-crash-equivalent-to-divor...
 
Description MEDIA (1st January 2022): 'School closures hit children's mental health hard', Insights 2021-2022. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'School closures hit children's mental health hard ' p. 38-40, in: Insights 2021-2022. Findings from Understanding Society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/insights/insights-2022.pdf
 
Description MEDIA (1st October 2022): Interview with France 24: Citizenship for the rich: Demand rises for 'golden passports (Ayse Guveli) 
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 Professor Ayse Guveli was interviewed by France 24, commenting that "The numbers of people doing it are very marginal, but they are extremely important because they are so rich. The aim [with golden passports] is to open up routes for them to invest in new countries."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20221001-citizenship-for-the-rich-demand-rises-for-golden-passpor...
 
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 (1st September 2022): Findings from project 'The impacts of Universal Free School Meals in England', quoted in The Economist article 'Should every schoolchild eat free?' (Angus Holford & Birgitta Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Details of the article:
" In England, the introduction in 2014 of free school meals for all children in their first three years of school helped limit rates of overweight and obesity.
Yet some other studies underwhelm. In England the share of older children choosing to eat free meals they were entitled to fell after food was made free to all infants. That could be because an influx of little children slowed service for other pupils by jamming canteens. "

The first finding was in both the journal article and the report for Nuffield. The second was just in the report for Nuffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.economist.com/international/2022/09/01/should-every-schoolchild-eat-free
 
Description MEDIA (20 September 2021): IFS Podcast 'how to fix the education system' with Paul Johnson and Luke Sibieta (BIrgitta Rabe) 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact recording of IFS podcast 'how to fix the education system' with Paul Johnson and Luke Sibieta.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://play.acast.com/s/7254eb54-5204-5553-bbb1-512e0f4731ef/6149f5a419a4970012825990
 
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 (20th January 2022): Article in The Conversation: Lockdown saw couples share housework and childcare more evenly - but these changes didn't last (Susan Harkness) 
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 The Conversation piece on work by Susan Harkness: Lockdown saw couples share housework and childcare more evenly - but these changes didn't last
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://theconversation.com/lockdown-saw-couples-share-housework-and-childcare-more-evenly-but-these...
 
Description MEDIA (21st February 2023): ISER research mentioned in Knowledia Blog: Banning zero hours contracts may not work, but regulation can help make jobs less precarious 
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 Knowledia references blogs.lse.ac.uk, a blog written by Chris Coats: The gig is up. Do workers really 'choose' unstable jobs? by Silvia Avram.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://news.knowledia.com/GB/en/articles/banning-zero-hours-contracts-may-not-work-but-regulation-c...
 
Description MEDIA (21st January 2022): BBC Essex broadcast: discussing trends and experiences for migrants Essex. (Renee Luthra) 
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 BBC Essex : 21st January, 11:00 AM GMT

Professor Renee Luthra, Director of the Essex Centre for Migration Studies, discusses trends and experiences for migrants Essex.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/e6b4326c-f5ef-375a-8516-5c25bee3704d?v=app&u=34548588-4137-459a-87d1-c...
 
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 (22/11/2021): Article published by IZA World of Labor: Do school inputs crowd out parents' investments in their children? (Birgitta Rabe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Article in IZA World of labor featuring work by Birgitta Rabe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://wol.iza.org/articles/do-school-inputs-crowd-out-parents-investments-in-their-children
 
Description MEDIA (22nd May 2021) Article in The Economist: How the pandemic has upended the lives of working parents (Ben Etheridge) 
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 Article in The Economist: How the pandemic has upended the lives of working parents citing Ben Etheridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.economist.com/international/2021/05/22/how-the-pandemic-has-upended-the-lives-of-working...
 
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 (22nd September 2021) IFS Zoom-ins podcast "How to fix the education system" (B.Rabe) 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact Birgitta Rabe was a guest speaker on IFS Zoom-ins podcast "How to fix the education system"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://play.acast.com/s/ifs-zooms-in-coronavirus-and-the-economy/how-to-fix-the-education-system
 
Description MEDIA (23 April 2021) Scuole chiuse: attenzione ai danni psicologici (B.Rabe, L.Fumagalli) 
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 for Lavoce.info
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.lavoce.info/archives/73842/scuole-chiuse-attenzione-ai-danni-psicologici/
 
Description MEDIA (23rd November 2022): Podcast: pensioner poverty, the costs of disability among older people, and what government policy could do (Stephen Pudney) 
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 Understanding Society Podcast Series: Featuring Professor Stephen Pudney 'pensioner poverty, the costs of disability among older people, and what government policy could do'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/podcasts/our-ageing-population
 
Description MEDIA (24th November 2022): Article in Government Transformation Magazine: New policy fellowship for civil servants launched 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Article published in the Government Transformation Magazine, details MiSoC's new policy fellow scheme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.govx.digital/people/new-fellowship-for-civil-servants-launched
 
Description MEDIA (25th January 2021): Understanding Society Insights podcast 'How have the pandemic related school closures affected our children?' 
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 Understanding Society Insights podcast 'How have the pandemic related school closures affected our children?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/podcasts/how-have-the-pandemic-related-school-closures-affect...
 
Description MEDIA (25th January 2022): Understanding Society podcast: How have the COVID19 school closures affected Children? (Birgitta Rabe) 
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 Understanding Society podcast series: In this new podcast they talk to Birgitta Rabe about her work on children's mental health during COVID.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://play.acast.com/s/understanding-society-podcast-series/how-have-the-pandemic-related-school-c...
 
Description MEDIA (25th November 2021): Article in the Times Education Supplement: Most teachers 'wouldn't earn more in different job. Based on study by Joshua Fullard 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact A new study by Dr Joshua Fullard for the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, has found that improving teaching pay can have an important and positive impact on their pupils. Article in the TES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tes.com/news/most-teachers-wouldnt-earn-more-different-job
 
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 February 2023): Article in The Observer: Moving back in with parents boosts 'boomerang' adults' mental health (Emily Grundy & Jiawei Wu) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in the Observer detailing research by Emily Grundy & Jiawei Wu on the boomerang generation of adults, aged 21-35 moving back in with their parents, experience improved mental health as a result
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/feb/26/moving-back-in-with-parents-boosts-boomerang-ad...
 
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 April 2021): Radio interview with Rai Radio 3 (Italy) How have school closures affected children's mental health (Fumagalli/Rabe) - L.Fumagalli 
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 Radio interview with Rai Radio 3 (Italy) Scuole aperte sempre - How have school closures affected children's mental health (Fumagalli/Rabe)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.raiplayradio.it/audio/2021/04/FAHRENHEIT-Scuole-aperte-sempre-ddae1a1c-9131-45d7-b474-34...
 
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 November 2022): Article in i news: 'It doesn't feel important': The end of marriage is predicted - and it could be good news for women (Emily Grundy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Emily Grundy, social research professor of the University of Essex, highlights that inequality within a marriage may be a key factor in women being less satisfied than men.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/marriage-collapsing-good-news-for-women-1994131?ico=most_popular
 
Description MEDIA (28th November 2022): BLOG: The Conversation: Universal free school meals would make a huge difference to the cost-of-living crisis - here's how (Angus Holford) 
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 Angus Holford writes a piece for the Conversation after the recent autumn statement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://theconversation.com/universal-free-school-meals-would-make-a-huge-difference-to-the-cost-of-...
 
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 (29th November 2021): Article in Politics Home: Children are facing a 'double hit' from pandemic 
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 Birgitta's research with colleagues at the Universities of Surrey and Birmingham was funded by the Nuffield Foundation. They used Understanding Society's special COVID-19 Survey which ran between April 2020 and September 2021. Using the new data, they found "a significant rise in emotional and behavioural difficulties among primary school children following the 2020 spring and summer term school closures, a rise that was greater for the children who were not prioritised to return to school for seven weeks before the summer holiday".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.politicshome.com/members/article/childrens-double-hit-from-pandemic