June 11th

School reforms have not bridged gaps in pupils’ attainment levels

Despite ‘huge efforts’ to transform the secondary school system, schools have become no more important in accounting for variance in pupils’ academic attainment since the early 2000s, say researchers from UCL and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

Ground-breaking report could make a life-saving difference to young people affected by HIV in South Africa and beyond

A new Nuffield-funded report, published today by the Mzantsi Wakho team from the Universities of Oxford and Cape Town, highlights findings which – when adopted by policy-makers – could make a life-saving difference to young people affected by HIV in South Africa and beyond.

June 10th

Children with special needs far less likely than their peers to be admitted to reception classes in primary schools where they attended pre-school

Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs who attend pre-schools based in primary schools are significantly less likely than their peers to be admitted to the school’s reception class, according to a new Nuffield-funded report from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The research provides the first national quantitative evidence to add to growing anecdotal evidence from parents that some schools are actively discouraging the admission of children with special needs.

June 6th

Improving mathematical achievement in primary school-aged children

A new Nuffield-funded report from researchers at Ulster University analyses the outcomes of classroom-based mathematical interventions and gives teachers access to a body of evidence that can assist them in helping primary school children with maths.

High rents and fewer employment black spots are making millennials less job mobile

Higher rents are reducing the financial gains from moving to better paying parts of the country, and mean that young people today are less mobile today than they were 20 years ago, according to new Nuffield-funded research published today by the Resolution Foundation.

June 4th

Why is democratic capitalism failing so many? Sir Angus Deaton's keynote lecture to the Tri-Nuffield Conference

Trends in morbidity and mortality in the US population are also a threat to the UK, although we are better protected against them in the short-term. This was the theme of Sir Angus Deaton’s keynote lecture at our recent Tri-Nuffield Conference, Delivering Public Good, Building Public Trust.

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.