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CASE would like to invite you to the launch of Social Policy in a Cold Climate
Monday 1st July 2013, 11.00 am - 12.30 pm, followed by a reception with lunch provided.
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics.
The event will present the initial findings from the Social Policy in a Cold Climate programme, which presents a comprehensive final assessment of the impact of the New Labour government and a baseline position for the Coalition goverment. Looking at the key areas of tax and social security, early years education, and health and social care it considers:
Later papers will provide similar analysis of the first years of the Coalition social policies.
In addition, the event will launch the latest update to the National Equalities Panel report which examines how outcomes have changed for different groups following the recession
The event will start with an introduction on behalf of the main funders, then:
The event will be followed by a buffet lunch and an opportunity to explore some of the data using the new website data exploration tools.
To reserve your place email Cheryl Conner
Podcast video and audio recordings of the event will be available
News Posted: 14 May 2013 [Back to the Top]
CASE would like to invite you to the launch of a new book being published by the Oxford University Press
Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy
By John Hills, Francesca Bastagli, Frank Cowell, Howard Glennerster, Eleni Karagiannaki, and Abigail McKnight
Wednesday 22nd May, 6.30 pm to 7.45 pm
This is a public (unticketed) LSE event, open to all.
This new book presents findings from a research programme on the distribution of wealth carried out in CASE over the last few years with the support of the Nuffield Foundation and Economic and Social Research Council. It presents new information on wealth inequality and how it has changed, how people accumulate wealth through capital gains and inheritance, and the effects of wealth-holding on life chances. It argues that despite its great importance, public policies towards personal wealth are inconsistent, contradictory and often regressive.
The event will be chaired by Howard Glennerster, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, LSE. John Hills and Abigail McKnight introduce some of the main findings, followed by a general discussion. The event will be followed by an informal reception.
News Posted: 08 May 2013 [Back to the Top]
The world’s poorest people lack capital and skills and toil for others in occupations that others shun. Using a large-scale and long-term randomized control trial in Bangladesh this paper demonstrates that sizable transfers of assets and skills enable the poorest women to shift out of agricultural labor and into running small businesses. This shift, which persists and strengthens after assistance is withdrawn, leads to a 38% increase in earnings. Inculcating basic entrepreneurship, where severely disadvantaged women take on occupations which were the preserve of non-poor women, is shown to be a powerful means of transforming the economic lives of the poor.
Keywords: asset transfers, capital constraints, vocational training, occupational
News Posted: 29 April 2013 [Back to the Top]
Tuesday 4th June 2013
Chaired by Professor Anne Power, London School of Economics and Liz Richardson, University of Manchester
An open forum led by LSE Housing and Communities to uncover the positive contributions of social landlords and demonstrate their value.
For more information, please see the Think Tank summary and programme.
News Posted: 19 April 2013 [Back to the Top]
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