Category Archives : CSI News


New paper explores novel measure of socio-cultural origins

Today the European Social Survey has announced a new paper looking at measures of socio-cultural origins. The paper is written by Silke Schneider at GESIS, CSI’s Anthony Heath, and Sarah Butt at City, University of London. It is aimed primarily at researchers of ethnicity, who now have greater detail available for comparative studies than before. […]


European Social Survey Topline Report released

This week sees the release of the European Social Survey’s “Topline” Report on Attitudes to Immigration, written by Anthony Heath and Lindsay Richards. Anthony Heath has led the pan-European team that worked together to develop this module in the ESS, making it one of the most detailed investigations into immigration attitudes, and with the broadest […]


#stillhungry – new research on foodbank use in West Cheshire

The Centre for Social Investigation were commissioned by the West Cheshire Foodbank – which is part of the Trussell Trust foodbank network – to undertake detailed research into two years’ of referrals to West Cheshire Foodbank. This research provides some of the most systematic and detailed information ever presented about people receiving emergency food in […]


First CSI newsletter published

  Welcome to the Centre for Social Investigation eNewsletter. Please click on the individual items below or on the link at the bottom of the page to view the full newsletter. New Research New report on The changing origins of social mobility: socio-economic inequalities and changing opportunities for the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission. Our report […]


The childhood origins of social mobility

The Centre for Social Investigation were commissioned by the government’s Child Poverty and Social Mobility Commission (now the Social Mobility Commission) to undertake research on the origins of children’s social mobility and explore how this has changed over the past 60 years. Our report was published on 9th June 2016 and can be downloaded here. […]


Explaining Corruption in the Developed World: The Potential of Sociological Approaches

CSI is pleased to announce the publication of a new academic article in the Annual Review of Sociology: Explaining Corruption in the Developed World: The Potential of Sociological Approaches published online 23rd May 2016. Corruption is often thought to be confined to the developing world, particularly in its ‘street-level’ form, where money passes from the […]


Getting a foot on the ladder: Social mobility and unemployment of ethnic minorities in Britain

Both social class and ethnicity are divisive in Britain. Economic resources are unequally distributed between social classes, as they are between ethnic groups. Ethnic minorities are more likely to live in poverty and more likely to experience unemployment than the white British. This suggests that people belonging to an ethnic minority group might be unfairly […]