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07 December 2016
Nuffield Foundation grant-holder Orazio P. Attanasio of University College London (UCL) has been awarded the 2016 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize in recognition of his ground-breaking achievements in child and youth development. ...
07 December 2016
New analysis quantifying the cost to the Exchequer and identifying those who stand to gain and lose from the state pension and long-term care financing reforms has been published today by the Care and State Pension Reform (CASPeR) research team with...
05 December 2016
Reducing socio-economic gaps in education outcomes has been at the heart of government strategy to raise social mobility for many years. Achieving higher educational qualifications enables individuals to earn more, on average, so if those from...
05 December 2016
Today, Monday 5 December 2016, the British Academy, Academy of Social Sciences, Royal Statistical Society, Nuffield Foundation and Nesta welcomed the decision made by Pearson to develop new AS and A-level specifications in statistics for teaching...
01 December 2016
Opportunities to narrow the achievement gap between looked after children (children in care) and their peers are being missed because too many of them do not receive good quality early education places, says research funded by the Nuffield...
23 November 2016
The Nuffield Foundation and the Institute for Fiscal Studies are hosting a seminar on Monday 5 December (13.30 - 16.30) to bring together the latest quantitative evidence on the size of the socio-economic gaps in university access and success...
23 November 2016
The first ever review of whether the UK government is transparent about its use of evidence when developing policies finds that the public and researchers would struggle to follow the government’s reasoning, with standards of transparency...
22 November 2016
Fewer than two per cent of people who are caught committing fraud are dealt with by the criminal justice system, according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth and funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The research found only 15,696 fraud...
15 November 2016
Nuffield-funded organisation the Food Foundation has published new statistics on consumption and production of vegetables that reveal a serious threat to children's health: A quarter of secondary school age children eat less than one...
31 October 2016
A new briefing paper presenting data on regional variations in care costs has been published by the Care and State Pension Reform project (CASPeR) as part of a project funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The briefing paper addresses the question of...
26 October 2016
The British Academy, Academy of Social Sciences, Royal Statistical Society, Nuffield Foundation and Nesta have today (26 October) urged AQA to reconsider its decision to abandon AS and A-Level Statistics. Their statement highlights the importance of...
19 October 2016
This summer around 1,200 sixth formers and college students have undertaken Nuffield Research Placements in science (including social science), technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at workplaces across the UK.   Nuffield Research Placements...
07 October 2016
RAND Europe has undertaken a review for Sense about Science and the Nuffield Foundation, ‘Social change and public engagement with policy and evidence’. As Professor Tom Ling says in the introduction, “In the UK there is something...
30 September 2016
Preventing the transmission of inherited genetic diseases, and increasing food production rates in farmed animals are two potential applications of genome editing technologies that require urgent ethical scrutiny, according to the independent...
28 September 2016
New research from LSE and funded by the Nuffield Foundation suggests that government proposals to introduce a new national early years funding formula could put the sustainability and quality of early years education and care providers at risk....
16 September 2016
New Nuffield-funded research from IPPR uncovers the typical students who attend the government’s new University Technical Colleges (UTCs), studio schools and 14-19 free schools. The Government has pledged to open at least one in every area and...
22 August 2016
New draft guidance has been published to assist judges in better and more consistent anonymisation practices in published judgments concerning children and young people.  The draft guidance has been produced by Julia Brophy and funded by the...
08 August 2016
A scoping study commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation and led by Professor Karen Broadhurst at Lancaster University has launched a nationwide call for evidence to better understand the use of research evidence in the family justice system, and to...
14 July 2016
New Nuffield-funded IFS research reveals around 40% of teachers who begin their initial training are not in a state school job five years later. That means of 35,000 or so individuals training to become teachers each year some 14,000 are not...
14 July 2016
Teacher-led out of school study programmes are a cost-effective way of increasing attainment, particularly for children from poorer backgrounds - potentially increasing GCSE results by two-grades, according to a new study by the UCL Institute of...