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Professor Mike Brewer's new book What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Inequality?

Professor Mike Brewer discusses “What We Know” about economic inequalities in the UK, presenting new analysis of the top 1% and 0.1% in the UK, and summarising the causes and consequences of high levels of inequality

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Professor Sonia Bhalotra wins The Conversation Prize for her article on price of gold and link to baby girl death rates

‘When gold prices go up, so does the cost of a dowry – and baby girl survival rates in India fall’ wins prize presented as the most downloaded social science article

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ISER research informs new European Commission policy briefs on fairness

Comparative research uses our tax-benefit microsimulation model, EUROMOD, to look at social mobility, regional and inter-generational inequalities

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ISER experts advise on designing policies to tackle poverty and inequality in Colombia

ISER’s experts in microsimulation have been working alongside Colombian academics and policymakers

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The negative impact of positive Ofsted ratings

GCSE results suffer as parents back off from supporting their children, according to new analysis by ISER with a research team from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, University of Sussex, UCL and Bristol

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One in ten ethnic minorities reports experiencing racial harassment

ESRC-funded study of the prevalence of ethnic and racial harassment and its impact on health during the period 2009 to 2014

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