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23 September 2015
The significantly higher earnings that graduates in England can expect over those who didn’t study at university, the ‘graduate premium’, has been revealed in detail by a large new study – the first of its kind, funded by the...
23 September 2015
In a single year, 64% of individuals in the UK pay more in taxes than they receive in social security. But most individuals experience considerable change over their lifetimes: for example those not in paid work in one year are often in work in...
16 September 2015
Nearly half of 11-year-olds among some minority ethnic groups in the UK are receiving private tuition outside of school, research funded by the Nuffield Foundation has revealed. Children categorised as from Chinese, black or Indian backgrounds are...
02 September 2015
People who are born premature tend to accumulate less wealth as adults, and a new study funded by the Nuffield Foundation suggests this may be due to lower mathematics abilities. The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the...
26 August 2015
As August draws to a close so does another successful summer of Nuffield Research Placements. Nearly 1,200 sixth formers and college students have undertaken research placements in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at workplaces...
20 August 2015
Court decision-making within the Family Justice System can have a profound influence on the lives of families and children. However, there is relatively limited research capacity to address the fundamental questions in family justice. The Family...
19 August 2015
Key professions such as nursing, teaching and social work are losing thousands of potential recruits as student mothers drop out of higher education due to a lack of support from universities. The findings are revealed in new research from the...
14 August 2015
Vocabulary skills in one- and two-year-olds are related to later achievement in reading and language at primary schools, although the relationship is not strong enough to justify using measurement of infant vocabulary to identify individual children...
11 August 2015
New international research by Policy Studies Institute has revealed that parents in England are more restrictive than those in other European countries, granting their children less freedom to travel and play in their local neighbourhood...
28 July 2015
We have published the Trustees' Report and Financial Statements for 2014. In addition to presenting our accounts for the year, the report details our main grant-making activities and reflects on the impact of grants made during previous years....
22 July 2015
Policymakers should stop using heavy-handed regulation to promote behavioural change in the pensions sector and focus instead on encouraging fit-for-purpose business models and governance structures, says a new report from ShareAction funded by the...
29 June 2015
We have published a revised Guide for applicants to our research and innovation grants programmes. Our research and innovation grant programmes are designed to improve policy and practice in key areas of social policy. This year we have launched...
18 June 2015
A new book presenting research funded by the Nuffield Foundation has been published by Policy Press. Intermediaries in the criminal justice system: Improving communication for vulnerable witnesses and defendants by Joyce Plotnikoff and...
15 June 2015
Following recent discussions about strategic issues within the Nuffield Foundation, Sharon Witherspoon has decided to step down as its Director. The Foundation Chairman, Professor David Rhind, warmly praised Sharon’s many contributions to the...
12 June 2015
Fathers who are actively involved in bringing up their young children are more likely in the event of a split from their partner to keep in regular contact with their child. Meanwhile mothers who separate from their child’s father have a...
03 June 2015
Thousands of children – many of them British citizens – become trapped in a situation of poverty and vulnerability when their parents are precluded from working or accessing benefits, a study published today by the Centre on...
02 June 2015
Levels of separation and divorce continue to rise, with almost half of children born today likely to experience parental separation. There is great concern about how to help fathers to stay involved in their children’s lives.  In this...
02 June 2015
There is no evidence that family courts in England and Wales are discriminating against fathers because of gender bias, a new study by the University of Warwick and funded by the Nuffield Foundation has found. Dr Maebh Harding, from the School of...
20 May 2015
We have launched two new funding programmes, Economic Advantage and Disadvantage, and Finances of Ageing. Both are open to applications for research and innovation projects. Economic Advantage and Disadvantage will fund projects that examine...
14 May 2015
A new report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics calls for a change in culture across all areas of children’s health research, so that children’s and young people’s views and opinions can help to shape how research is prioritised...