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UN Summit to hear new research on Mediterranean boat migration

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Participants at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants will this week hear the findings of a ground-breaking research project, which identifies why refugees and migrants left their home countries to make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean.
Date:
19/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'Once Bitten Twice Shy' say Lib Dems on possibility of Future Coalition

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An academic study published at the University of Birmingham today finds strong support among Liberal Democrat MPs and activists for their role in the Coalition Government. However, being in office for the first time was a 'bitter-sweet' experience and the party is divided about whether to repeat the experience, after paying a high political price at the 2015 General Election.
Date:
19/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Islamic banking lends advantage to financial institutions

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Switching from conventional 'Western' financial practices to Islamic banking gives distinct advantages to banks, with the change improving the liquidity and value of stocks.
Date:
15/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Divided Britain: research reveals growing gulf between those financially included and excluded

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The gulf between the 'haves' and 'have-nots' in British society is widening. On one side, more people are having to exist without bank accounts, resorting to food banks and being evicted from their homes. On the other, more people are benefitting from workplace pensions, paying low interest rates on their mortgages and increasing their savings.
Date:
13/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Study finds that the majority of older people are admitted to hospital appropriately, challenging current perceptions

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that the majority of over 65s admitted to hospital felt that it was the right choice for their health, while all GPs and hospital doctors who took part in the study said they felt there had been no inappropriate admissions.
Date:
08/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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