May 29th

Children of similar cognitive ability have very different chances of educational success

Britain’s got talent – but we’re still wasting it. That’s the main finding of a new Nuffield-funded report by researchers from Oxford University published today.

May 28th

New funding priorities for research, development and analysis grants

We have published new research funding priorities in our core domains of Education, Welfare and Justice, which align with our mission to advance social well-being in today’s digitally-driven society. These are set out in full in our new Guide for applicants, and our next deadline for outline applications is September 2019.

May 22nd

Pensioner poverty rates have fallen by two-thirds since 1980s peak, but children born today are facing record poverty rates

Pensioner poverty rates for those entering retirement today are down by two-thirds compared to previous generations in the 1980s peak, though children born today are facing record poverty rates, according to a new Nuffield-funded report published today by the Resolution Foundation.

May 15th

Carly Kind appointed Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute

The Nuffield Foundation has appointed human rights lawyer Carly Kind as Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute (Ada), an independent research and deliberative body with a mission to ensure data and AI work for people and society.

May 14th

Are the inequalities seen today a sign of a broken system? Launch of the IFS Deaton Review of inequalities

Today the IFS formally launches the most comprehensive scientific analysis of inequalities yet attempted. In a review chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Angus Deaton and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the IFS intend not just to describe inequalities – in income, wealth, health, social mobility, political participation and more – but to understand what causes them and to offer concrete policy proposals to tackle them.

May 13th

The crisis cohort’s pay and career prospects have been scarred for up to a decade

The ‘crisis cohort’ who entered the world of work in the midst of the financial crisis continued to face higher unemployment, lower pay and worse job prospects up to a decade later, compared to other young people entering work before or after the downturn. This is according to a new Nuffield-funded report published today by the Resolution Foundation.

May 10th

Break time cuts could be harming children’s development

School break times are as much as an hour shorter than they were two decades ago meaning children are missing out on valuable opportunities to make friends, develop social skills and exercise, according to new Nuffield-funded research

May 4th

Sure Start had major health benefits for children in poorer neighbourhoods

One of Sure Start’s original aims was to improve the health of, especially, disadvantaged children. A new IFS study, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is the first of its kind to follow children who had access to Sure Start right through to the end of primary school.

The IFS find that it did indeed have a big positive effect on children’s health, reducing hospitalisations. That positive effect was concentrated on children living in disadvantaged areas.