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Research finds that paid work a 'barrier to exercise' for older women

Description
Older women in paid employment are less likely to take part in leisure-time physical activity, according to research by Birmingham Business School.
Date:
02/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Without HS3, all railroads lead to London - and a lopsided nation

Description
Pat Hanlon, a Senior Lecturer in Transport Economics, discusses George Osborne's proposal for a high speed rail line across the north of England and the effects it could have on the UK's great economic imbalance.
Date:
25/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IAS and CREME 'New Migrant Businesses' workshop

Description
The 'New Migrant Businesses: Implications for Policymakers and Practitioners' workshop brought together researchers and practitioners looking to explore new avenues for research in the realm of new migrant businesses.
Date:
17/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Dr Pamela Robinson comments on Thai slave labour: producing prawns for supermarkets in the UK and US

Description
Dr Pamela Robinson discusses the recent news regarding the exploitation of labour in international supply chains involved with the production of prawns for supermarkets in the UK and US.
Date:
13/06/2014
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

'Two faces of migrant entrepreneurship'; a blog post by Professor Monder Ram

'Two faces of migrant entrepreneurship'; a blog post by Professor Monder Ram
Description
Professor Monder Ram is the Director of Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship. In this blog post he discusses the two faces of migrant entrepreneurship.
Date:
06/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Queen's Speech 2014: Professor Isabelle Szmigin discusses the plastic bag tax

Queen's Speech 2014: Professor Isabelle Szmigin discusses the plastic bag tax
Description
Professor Isabelle Szmigin discusses the 5p levy on plastic bags that is to be introduced in England.
Date:
04/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Successful application to the ESRC Pilot Urgency Mechanism scheme lead by Professor Steve Brammer

Description
Professor Steve Brammer awarded ESRC funding to engage with academic and end-user stakeholders to assess the differing responses to the floods which impacted the south of England in the winter of 2013/14.
Date:
02/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New Discussion Paper: Paul Edwards"Working for Ford Forty Years On"

Description
Paul Edwards takes a look at Huw Beynon's 'Working for Ford', a book that achieved celebrity status when published in 1973, assessing the lasting value of the book 40 years later.
Date:
02/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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