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New study will uncover the links between adolescent disability and socio-economic disadvantage in early adulthood

A three-year study at the Department of Sociology of the University of Warwick, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, will explore why disabled young people in England experience social and economic disadvantage into adulthood. The fact that adolescent disability is generally associated with poor educational, social and employment outcomes in adulthood has been well-documented but the reasons why this happens are not as well understood. The new study aims to close that gap.


Local learners invited to find out how 2+2 can equal an honours degree and new career horizons

The University of Warwick’s Centre for Lifelong Learning specialises in helping adult learners achieve personal and professional goals regardless of their previous educational experience, and is urging anyone who has been inspired to return to learning during lockdown to take a look at the courses on offer for the autumn.


Safeguarding human rights during the coronavirus response - new projects from Warwick Law

Sharifah Sekalala, Associate Professor in Warwick School of Law, will be taking on two significant projects aimed at ensuring that human rights don’t get eroded in the national and international response to the coronavirus pandemic with support from the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.


Warwick researchers join Police and Crime Commissioner’s advisory board

Six Warwick social science researchers have become members of the West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner’s new Academic Advisory Board. Dr Ana Aliverti, Professor Jo Angouri, Professor Jackie Hodgson, Professor Vanessa Munro, Professor Tom Sorell and Professor Azrini Wahidin will share research and expertise with the West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson.


Top 1 per cent received a sixth of the nation’s income pre-crisis, due to hidden rise of capital gains, new report finds

The Top 1 per cent received a far greater, and faster growing, share of the nation’s income pre-crisis than previously thought, if capital gains are included in official statistics, according to major new research published today. The research – a collaboration between the CAGE Research Centre at the University of Warwick, the Resolution Foundation and the LSE – uses confidential tax return data to build a fuller picture of incomes across the UK, specifically by including taxable capital gains.


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