The latest press releases from LSE
Childhood aspirations affect later career choices (18 June 2014)
Boys who dream of becoming firemen and girls who aspire to become hairdressers are more likely to end up in stereotypically male or female occupations as adults according to new research from LSE.
Scotland takes action to solve rental housing crisis (17 June 2014)
The Scottish Government will appoint a private rented sector champion to help solve the country’s housing crisis, on the advice of a report co-authored by LSE London and the Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research.
Improving the recruitment of community health workers in Zambia (14 May 2014)
How do you improve the recruitment, retention and performance of community health workers in rural Zambia? A new film by the International Growth Centre, based at LSE, shows how economists and policymakers can collaborate to provide answers to questions like these.
LSE ranked as top university in London (12 May 2014)
The first major university guide of the year has ranked LSE as the third best university in the UK and London’s leading institution, maintaining its excellent position from last year.
Voting – what's the alternative? (9 May 2014)
Ahead of the European Parliament election, members of the public are invited to take part in a unique online voting experiment which aims to understand the effects of different electoral systems on politics.
NHS will pay a high price for short-term mental health cuts, report warns (10 April 2014)
A new economic report, published today by the charity Rethink Mental Illness and the London School of Economics, has found that investing in quality care and support for people with schizophrenia and psychosis, results in huge savings in the long-term.
How parenting style influences children's wellbeing (9 April 2014)
Shouting at children when they misbehave, rather than reasoning with them, is more harmful to their overall behaviour, according to new research from LSE.
One hundred thousand social housing tenants trapped in larger homes, unable to downsize (9 April 2014)
The bedroom tax has left many social housing tenants struggling to cope and has failed to free up homes in many areas, according to new research from LSE.
UK ninth most entrepreneurial economy globally (9 April 2014)
The UK has slipped from sixth to ninth place in the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI).
LSE wins five sports premierships (4 April 2014)
LSE has recorded an outstanding season in sport, winning premierships in four different sports in the London-based university league competition (LUSL) as well as jumping 15 places in the national British University College Sport (BUCS) league as a result of numerous promotions.
LSE holds sixth Asia Forum in Kuala Lumpur ( 3 April 2014)
The Sixth LSE Asia Forum brought together academics, policy makers, and figures from business and finance to discuss Asian development and how it relates to the rest of the world.
LSE receives major gift to create new Southeast Asia Centre (3 April 2014)
LSE has received a significant donation from Professor Saw Swee Hock to establish a new interdisciplinary academic centre focused on Southeast Asia.
Rising inequalities not inevitable (27 March 2014)
Increasing inequalities across some of the richest countries in the world are not inevitable according to findings from an international research project, which included a team of researchers from LSE.
Welfare reforms forcing social housing tenants into poverty (25 March 2014)
The bedroom tax, introduced almost a year ago, is having a widespread impact on social housing tenants, with many unable to move to smaller properties, according to a new LSE report.
Report calls for wellbeing to be at the heart of public policy design (20 March 2014)
An independent commission, has published its final report, co-authored by LSE Visiting Professor Gus O'Donnell and Professor Lord Richard Layard (pictured), which recommends that government target public policy-making at 'wellbeing', or life satisfaction, not simply economic growth.
30,000 people with mental health problems lose social care as funding cut by £90million (12 March 2014)
Since 2005, 30,000 people with mental health problems have lost their social care support, following a £90 million shortfall in funding due to cuts to local authority budgets, according to research by the Personal Social Services Research Unit, based at LSE.
Recessions increase racial prejudice and inequality in the UK (11 March 2014)
Periods of high unemployment see more people admitting to being racially prejudiced and ethnic minorities disproportionately suffering in the job market, according to new research by LSE.
LSE's reputation continues to rise (6 March 2014)
LSE has risen to 24th in the annual Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, representing a year-on-year rise for the School since the rankings were first set up.
New research shows how technology squeezes middle skilled workers (6 March 2014)
The rise of information and communication technologies (ICT) has increased the demand for highly-skilled, university-educated workers at the expense of middle-skilled workers.
Banding and ballots on the rise as schools seek fairer intakes (27 February 2014)
A small but growing number of schools, mainly sponsored academies, are using ability banding or random allocation (ballots) as part of their admissions criteria, according to new research by LSE on behalf of the Sutton Trust.
Global acclaim for LSE subjects (26 February 2014)
The QS World University Rankings by Subject place LSE as one the top three places in the world to study Geography, Politics and International Relations, Media and Communications, Accounting and Economics.
Mayor's draft housing plans not a strategy for radical change (26 February 2014)
Despite the Mayor of London’s draft plan to increase the supply of housing in the city being called a ‘strategy’, it lacks the strategic approach necessary to bring about the required radical change according to academics from LSE and other housing experts.
New tool for participating in UK and EU policymaking on media issues (25 February 2014)
Just over a year after the Leveson Report laid bare the complex web of relationships between politicians and the media, a new website offering a free and accessible way to participate in the decisions politicians make about the media has been unveiled by LSE.
LSE Library launches First World War digital exhibition as Space for Thought Literary Festival 2014 begins (24 February 2014)
To mark the start of LSE’s Space for Thought Literary Festival 2014, LSE Library has launched WW1 @ LSE: a common cause, an online exhibition featuring a selection of digital images related to the First World War.
LSE wins Green University award (21 February 2014)
People and Planet have given LSE the “Student and Staff Engagement Award” for its excellent and innovative work in promoting sustainability.
Preventive measures – how youngsters avoid online risks (11 February 2014)
Children’s perceptions of online risks and problematic situations may greatly differ from those of adults, with the line between positive and negative online experiences being very thin. This can lead to teenagers participating in risky pursuits, such as sharing sexual pictures with friends, researchers have found.
LSE leads £15 million consortium to improve social care practices (3 February 2014)
LSE's Professor Martin Knapp has been reappointed Director of the School for Social Care Research (SSCR), which has been awarded a second, five-year term following a £15 million funding injection from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
What can popular media teach academics about poverty and development? (27 January 2014)
What can the critically acclaimed television show The Wire teach us about development and poverty? Are popular novels Half of a Yellow Sun and The Quiet American contributing to a wider understanding of social deprivation? Can we learn more from novels, films and television shows than academic studies? These are some of the questions explored in a new book.