News in the School of Social Policy

This is the latest news from the School of Social Policy, its Departments and Research Centres.

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Challenges presented by mass migration are driving new solutions around affordable housing, report finds

Challenges presented by mass migration are driving new solutions around affordable housing, report finds
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A new report by academics at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) here at the University of Birmingham has found the urgency created by significant immigration is helping drive innovations and solutions around affordable housing that would have otherwise taken many more years – which will be of considerable use in tackling the wider housing crisis.
Date:
10/05/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

University of Birmingham appointed to deliver major public health national leadership programme

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The University of Birmingham's Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) and the Medical School Public Health faculty are delighted to announce that they will be delivering the new Aspiring Public Health Leaders' programme from 2017, in partnership with Public Health England.
Date:
24/04/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Poor mental health in the West Midlands region costs more than £3000 per person, study finds

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A new study has estimated the financial impact of poor mental health on the West Midlands region to be over £12 billion per year, including nearly £2 billion a year as a direct cost to the NHS – equivalent to more than £3000 for every person living in the area.
Date:
31/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What is the best age to start a family?

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The average age that women give birth to their first child has been rising since the 1970s in England and Wales. It was 23.4 in 1969 and by 2012 that average stood at 28.1 years. The data are of course more interesting and complicated than an average figure suggests.
Date:
07/03/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Ethnography, diversity and urban space

Description
Dr Nando Sigona's article on 'Ethnography, diversity and urban space' included in Taylor & Francis' top 25 most read race & ethnicity articles of 2013
Date:
27/01/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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