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Northern Irish seven-year-olds are the happiest in the UK

15 October 2010

Childhood may not offer the freedom that it once did but most seven-year-olds in Northern Ireland are enjoying their lives. Their parents are generally content too, a major study suggests.


Nine in ten people in their early 50s consider working beyond retirement age

12 June 2010

Almost 90 per cent of people in their early 50s are considering working beyond the state pension age in order to have a higher standard of living, a study has found.


Black mothers most likely to say they receive racist treatment

16 February 2010

Black Caribbean and black African mothers are more likely than women from other ethnic groups to say that they have been victims of racism, a study has found.


Sikh and Catholic mothers ‘most likely to attend religious services’

16 February 2010

Sikh and Roman Catholic women in the UK are more likely to attend a weekly religious service than women from other major faiths and churches, new research suggests.

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