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These seminars are held on Wednesdays in term time at 16:30-18:00 in 32L 1.04 1st Floor Conference Room, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields WC2A 3PH (unless specified otherwise).

This seminar series is organised by: Dr Polina Obolenskaya and Dr Kerris Cooper.
Emails: p.obolenskaya@lse.ac.uk and k.m.cooper@lse.ac.uk.
For further information and papers, when available, please contact: Nora Takacs.
Email: n.takacs@lse.ac.uk, Tel: +44(0)20-7955-6562.

Followed by an informal reception.

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Wednesday  01 April 2020  16:00 - 18:00
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!POSTPONED! Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes (SPDO) event - Health and Social Care: Policies, Spending and Outcomes 2015-2020

Polly Vizard (CASE) , joint with Tania Burchardt, Polina Obolenskaya and Jarrod Hughes

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Wednesday  26 February 2020  12:45 - 14:00
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Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes (SPDO) event - The Conservative's Record on Employment: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 2015-2020

Abigail McKnight (CASE, London School of Economics) , joint with Kerris Cooper

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Abigail McKnight and Kerris Cooper present findings from a forthcoming paper on employment policies since 2015. The paper begins with the inheritance from the Coalition government before outlining the policy aims in relation to employment, as specified in the three Conservative manifestos during this period. The rest of the paper evaluates the employment policies that came into effect, including the Work and Health Programme. Following the SPDO policy evaluation framework the paper considers spending, inputs and outputs, and evidence of employment outcomes, including wider labour market trends, highlighting how different groups have fared and relating this back to the government’s policy aims. This work is part of the Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes (SPDO) research programme funded by Nuffield Foundation.


32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Wednesday  11 March 2020  16:30 - 18:00

Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes (SPDO) event - The Conservatives' record on Social Security: Policies, Spending and Outcomes

John Hills (CASE, LSE) , joint with Kerris Cooper

John Hills and Kerris Cooper present findings from a forthcoming paper on Social Security: Policies, Spending and Outcomes since 2015. They evaluate government policy aims for social security, as outlined in the three manifestos since the Conservatives took office in 2015, before reviewing the tax and benefit changes that have taken place in relation to working age social security benefits, disability benefits and pensions, including those set in train before 2015. They analyse government spending over the last decade, contrasting the experiences of working age recipients with and without children and pensioners and considering the effect on minimum income levels for different types of households. They look at related outcomes, focussing on wider trends in poverty as well as evidence on wider outcomes, including those related to the introduction of Universal Credit. This work is part of the Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes (SPDO) research programme funded by Nuffield Foundation. The programme seeks to evaluate to what extent progress has been made in addressing social inequalities through social policies, focusing on ten major social policy areas.


32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Wednesday  25 March 2020  16:30 - 18:00

!POSTPONED! The Fall and Rise of Social Housing: 100 Years on 20 Estates

Rebecca Tunstall (University of York)

This seminar summarises a new book which draws on 25 years of personal experience and a unique archive of interviews, statistics and social media data, developed with Anne Power and others. It traces the changing fortunes of 20 council estates over their lifetimes from the 1920s to date, in terms of their housing quality, crime and disorder, popularity, resident mix, living conditions and tenure. They were all unpopular and problematised in the 1970s and 1980s. However, they were very different not only in their earlier lives, but also in most recent years - what were 20 unpopular council estates are now 19 fairly popular mixed tenure neighbourhoods.The research assesses the influence of estate initiatives, wider housing policy, social policy and socio-economic trends on the falls and rises experienced by estates and their residents, and points out some implications for policy.


32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Wednesday  01 April 2020  16:00 - 18:00
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!POSTPONED! Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes (SPDO) event - Health and Social Care: Policies, Spending and Outcomes 2015-2020

Polly Vizard (CASE) , joint with Tania Burchardt, Polina Obolenskaya and Jarrod Hughes

Polly Vizard, Tania Burchardt and Polina Obolenskaya will present findings from forthcoming papers on health and social care as part of the Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes research programme funded by Nuffield Foundation. The papers use the SPDO framework to evaluate developments between 2015 to the present, reporting on goals, policies, resources, inputs/outputs and outcomes, comparing the state of health and adult social care provision and policy at the end of the Coalition government period with the present. Policies of the Cameron, May and Johnson administrations are reviewed, together with an analysis of trends in public and private spending, and in service provision. Outcomes are assessed through a range of indicators. For health, these include measures of quality, trends in mortality, good health and non-medical determinants. For adult social care, these include measures of quality and safeguarding, healthcare integration and pressure on unpaid carers. The final sections of the papers identify challenges for the future and reflect on the barriers to effective policy making and implementation in these areas. This is an extended seminar, please note the start time of 4 pm. The first presentation will focus on health, and the second on adult social care. As usual, the seminar will be followed by an informal reception at 6 pm.


32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
There are also future events listed for this series. Please see CASE Social Exclusion Seminars listed for Next Term