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19 February 2014
The British education system is neglecting the needs of deaf children, many of whom have major reading difficulties, according to new research led by academics from City University London and funded by the Nuffield Foundation. Over half of the deaf...
13 February 2014
A new report funded by the Nuffield Foundation examines the process for settling financial issues on divorce, both in and out of court. It is the first study of its kind since the rollout of a new procedural pathway in 2000. Through analysis of...
06 February 2014
Websites, telephones, video communication and other means of digital communication can, if properly used, assist in maintaining access to justice in a time of austerity, according to new research funded by the Foundation.   Roger ...
05 February 2014
Policy on business rates, pensions taxation and childcare needs clearer sense of direction The IFS Green Budget, funded by the Nuffield Foundation and produced in collaboration with Oxford Economics, is published today. The Chancellor’s...
04 February 2014
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), with support from the Nuffield Foundation, has published a collection of essays in honour of James Cornford. Together, they set out a democratic reform agenda for Britain in the 21st century. ...
30 January 2014
New modelling on household income undertaken by the IFS as part of its Green Budget shows that:  Real median household income in 2013–14 is more than 6% lower than before the economic crisis hit in 2007–08.  The fall...
28 January 2014
Counting them in: quantitative social science and the links between secondary and higher education Monday 17 March 2014 at the Royal Society, London (10.30 – 16.00) Keynote speakers include the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for...
24 January 2014
An evaluation of PowerTeaching Maths, a technology-enhanced teaching approach in primary schools in which pupils in Years 4 and 5 work in small groups to help each other learn has found that the approach had no effect on attainment. The evaluation...
21 January 2014
Findings from an international comparison of the provision of early education and care will be presented at the launch of a new book at the LSE on Wednesday 19 February. An Equal Start? Providing Quality Early Education and Care for Disadvantaged...
20 January 2014
The Nuffield Foundation has called for Ofqual to reconsider its proposal to remove the assessment of practical work from the final grade awarded in physics, chemistry and biology A levels. We believe that hands-on practical work is an integral part...
03 January 2014
Nuffield Foundation Trustee Dr Colette Bowe and former Chair Baroness Onora O’Neill have been awarded New Year's Honours. Dr Colette Bowe has been made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to media and...
19 December 2013
The Nuffield Foundation will be closed from Monday 23 December until Thursday 2 January 2014. 
18 December 2013
The Nuffield Foundation is funding a new programme of work designed to kick-start the expansion of empirical research in administrative justice. We have invited institutions with an interest in administrative justice research to apply for up to...
09 December 2013
Lone mothers who work are less likely to suffer from depression than those who stay at home, according to new research published by the Nuffield Foundation today. Depression among lone mothers in work fell from 32% to 23% between the mid-1990s and...
05 December 2013
We have published findings from an analysis of how four different European countries work with the families of looked-after children after they have been taken into care. The analysis was led by Dr Janet Boddy at the University of Sussex, and...
26 November 2013
Engaging with pension fund members about responsible investment and ownership activities could play a key part in getting them enthusiastic about saving, according to a new report from ShareAction.  The report, Our Money, Our Business, which...
26 November 2013
A survey of how employment is changing shows that employment relations continue to be relatively good, despite the recession. However there has been a marked rise in feelings of job insecurity in the public sector in Britain since the mid 2000s. In...
21 November 2013
It is not possible to tell whether programmes designed to increase parents’ involvement in their children’s education raise attainment or not, because none have been properly evaluated, according to a report published today by the...
25 October 2013
New guidelines to help balance the competing demands for amnesty and accountability in conflicts and political transitions have been published today. The Belfast Guidelines on Amnesty and Accountability set out a framework to evaluate the legality...
25 October 2013
The Institute for Fiscal Studies has published new findings from a project to examine the link between parents’ marital status and relationship stability and child outcomes. It shows that married parents are, on average, less likely to...