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Measuring the impact of immigration on subjective well-being

Professor Peter Howley, Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science, University of Leeds Dr Mirko Moro Associate Professor in Economics, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling Increasing public concern with immigration coincides with rising numbers of people moving to the UK for study or work, especially after the 2004 EU accession. A natural question to ask

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Was it reckless to lift COVID-19 restrictions?

Dr Claire Field, Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Humanities Today sees the long-awaited lifting of many COVID-19 restrictions in the UK. Most of us can now travel abroad, hug loved ones, and socialise indoors. Not long ago, this all seemed like a good idea, an overdue return to normality, and

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A thread usually breaks where it is thinnest – lessons for building communities back better

Dr Tony Robertson, Lecturer in Social Epidemiology and Public Health, Biological and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Natural Sciences) and Co-Lead for the Extremes in Science and Society research programme, University of Stirling. Dr Sandra Engstrom, Social Work Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences and Co-Lead for the Extremes in Science and Society research programme, University of

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Preventing substance use among young people in Dundee: Lessons from the ‘Youth in Iceland Model’

Wendy Masterton, Research Assistant and PhD Researcher, Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research, University of Stirling Dr Hannah Carver, Lecturer in Substance Use, Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research, University of Stirling Dr Tessa Parkes, Director, Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research, University of Stirling In Scotland, substance use

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Building new foundations for the wobbly pillar of the welfare state

Dr Steve Rolfe – Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling Today saw the launch of a new housing policy group within the Social Policy Association, the professional association for lecturers, researchers, and students of social policy in the UK and internationally. This new group, co-chaired by myself and colleagues Dr Vikki McCall and Dr

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The future of public health policymaking after COVID-19: lessons from Health in All Policies

Professor Paul Cairney, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Stirling Dr Emily St Denny, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen Heather Mitchell, PhD Researcher, University of Stirling This post summarises new research on the health equity strategy Health in All Policies. As our previous post suggests, it is common to hope that a major

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Embedding Systems of Child-Friendly: Complaints, Remedy and Redress in Scotland

Fiona Morrison, Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection, University of Stirling Máire McCormack, Childhood and Youth Studies Research Group, University of Edinburgh Kay Tisdall, Childhood and Youth Studies Research Group, University of Edinburgh How can a child access justice, should one of their human rights not be upheld? We reflect on how to create a child-friendly system of

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A New Future for Scotland’s Towns – Recommendations

Professor Leigh Sparks, Institute of Retail Studies, University of Stirling This is the third of three linked posts on the Town Centre Action Plan Review Group Report (an introduction, summary of the review approach, recommendations). The full report and details of the Review Group, evidence submitted and heard and background and other material can be

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A New Future for Scotland’s Town Centres: Summary of our Approach

Professor Leigh Sparks, Institute of Retail Studies, University of Stirling This is the second of three linked posts on the Town Centre Action Plan Review Group Report (an introduction, summary of the review approach, recommendations). The full report and details of the Review Group, evidence submitted and heard and background and other material can be

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