The Research Centre for Social Sciences is the home of an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. Research in the Social Sciences at York makes a difference to the lives of people in the UK and across the world. Our research informs policy, shapes debates, and makes an important contribution to our economy and society. You can read about some of the ways in which we make a difference here.
A robust assessment of the importance of a number of determinants of the gaps in earnings between the four groups of employees who make up the British workforce.
Anyone claiming out-of-work benefits in the UK will, at some point, find themselves attending an interview with a personal adviser in a Jobcentre Plus office. How well that conversation goes is vital.
Researchers have developed a set of indicators which could help reduce preventable A&E admissions arising from social inequality – as figures reveal there were almost 38,000 deaths in England in one year from treatable conditions.