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Is intergenerational living the secret to good mental health in old age?

Intergenerational cohabitation (parents and adult children living in the same household) may have contributed to curbing high rates of depressive symptoms among older people during the Great Recession, according to new research 

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Trade unions a blunt tool in reducing inequality

A new study from LSE has found the strong presence of trade unions in companies does not lead to a reduction in CEO pay.


High incomes study shows women are less than a quarter of top one per cent

A new study by LSE’s International Inequalities Institute shows that women make up a smaller and smaller fraction of those with high incomes, the closer you get to the top.

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Government reforms could put the sustainability and quality of early years provision at risk

Government proposals to introduce a new national early years funding formula could put the sustainability of early years education and care providers at risk, and also put at risk the quality of provision available for children.

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New LSE partnership with UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women

LSE’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security has announced a formal partnership with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Dr Dubravka Šimonovic, to help support delivery of her mandate.

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Health experts report US$246 billion cost of workplace depression across eight countries

New data released today shows that workplace depression is a major issue across different cultures and economies, with “wide and devastating” consequences for thousands of organisations worldwide.


Europeans favour high-skilled, vulnerable and Christian refugees

New research reveals a prominent anti-Muslim bias amongst Europeans of all ages and social and political backgrounds.


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Times Higher World University Rankings 2016

LSE continues to be ranked among the top 25 universities in the world according to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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Home owners prepared to pay a premium for lower traffic congestion

London homeowners are prepared to pay a premium to live in inner city areas where the congestion zone applies, new research from LSE shows.

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Report calls for global action to tackle dementia crisis

A new global report authored by researchers from LSE and King’s College London reveals that most people with dementia have yet to receive a diagnosis, let alone comprehensive and continuing healthcare. 

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Vivienne Westwood to talk at LSE Resist Festival

Two free talks by fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood will form the centrepieces of a three day festival on the theme of resistance at LSE.

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LSE appoints Deputy Governor of Bank of England as new Director

LSE has appointed Dame Minouche Shafik as its new Director, effective from 1 September 2017. Minouche is the first woman to be appointed to the position on a permanent basis and LSE’s 16th Director overall.

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LSE Library Exhibition– Charles Booth's London: Mapping Victorian Lives

To mark the centenary of Charles Booth’s death, LSE Library is publicly displaying a selection from the extensive archive holdings Inquiry Into the Life and Labour of the People in London.


Government housing benefit cuts directly linked to rise in depression in low income households

Cuts to housing benefit by the UK coalition government have led to a 10 per cent increase in people from low income households reporting poor mental health and helped propel an additional 26,000 people into depression researchers have found. 


Ten year limit on human egg freezing should be scrapped

The ten year statutory time limit on human egg freezing should be scrapped, according to new LSE research.

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Home working loses its appeal over time for both companies and staff

The benefits of working from home disappear over time for both employees and organisations if it is a full-time arrangement, a new study from the London School of Economics and Political Science has found.


LSE research on EU funding may provide lessons for UK as it prepares to BREXIT

'Top-down’ policies, such as the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), can be a more effective way of channelling resources to the most deprived areas than interventions which rely on the direct action of local people, according to research from the Department of Geography and the Environment.

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Why relying on high-stakes exams is a bad idea for students and the economy

Random events during high-stakes exams can affect not only test scores, but also long-term educational attainment and earnings, new research shows.

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London's wealthiest familes feel they are being 'pushed out of elite neighbourhoods'

London’s wealthiest individuals and families feel that they are being pushed out by people with even more money, according to new research from LSE.


Power Shifts - LSE China Conference explores the rise of global Chinese business

LSE held its fifth LSE China Conference and 13th annual LSE-Peking University Summer School in Beijing this month, with close to 400 people attending the event on the 16 August and 265 students from 50 countries and territories being taught by academics from LSE and PKU between 8-19 August. 


The Olympics made us happy, but was it worth it?

The 2012 Olympic Games caused a marked increase in happiness among Londoners, according to new LSE research which shows for the first time that there are significant intangible effects to hosting the event.

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Mindfulness can be key to athlete's well-being

New research has shown that the secret to athlete's success may lie in gratitude and mindfulness.

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Lengthy asylum periods harm refugees' employment prospects

Reducing the asylum waiting period for refugees could improve their employment chances and integrate them into their adopted country more quickly, a new analysis of refugee data from Switzerland shows. 


Dementia toolkit to help patients, carers and healthcare workers

A comprehensive web tool bringing together scientific evidence on dementia care and treatment has been developed by researchers at LSE's Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU).


Will self-driving cars be bullied?

A pan-European research project to investigate the attitudes and readiness of drivers to share the road with autonomous vehicles has been announced by Goodyear and LSE.


Serious review of London's Green Belt must be considered says LSE

Housing should be strategically built on the Metropolitan Green Belt to halt its piecemeal development and alleviate development pressure on the Wider South East, while protecting environmentally important areas, says a new report from LSE.


Class-origin pay gap in elite professions

People from working class families are not only less likely to secure jobs in high-status occupations, but will earn thousands of pounds a year less when they get there, according to new LSE research.

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North-South economic and social divide still growing

Economic and social divergence between London and the North of England continues to grow, according to new LSE research.


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