Economic and Social Research Council


The impact of inequalities in the early years on outcomes over the life course

This report draws together research from international academics and policy-makers on the impact of childhood inequalities on life outcomes across a broad range of topics including education, crime and well-being.

Industry in Britain - an atlas

Living near a productive company can have considerable economic benefits. It means the chance of well-paid jobs, creates opportunities for suppliers of goods and services, and can be a boost to local retailers. This common-sense economic logic explains why policymakers consistently worry about the uneven...

Economic impact evaluation of the economic and social data service

This report provides an overview of methods and approaches explored in the study, issues encountered and our findings and recommendations. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) evaluates the quality and impact of its research and data infrastructure investme nts. The Council’s Evaluation Committee operates...

The UK administrative data research network: improving access for research and policy

Developers of this report worked with government departments, academic experts, and funding agencies and representatives from all four nations in the UK to examine the best procedures and mechanisms to make administrative data available for research safely. Routinely collected administrative data are a rich and...