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Postponement of Social Exclusion seminar planned for
Wednesday 28th February

In the light of the UCU strike action, we have decided to postpone this event:

Wednesday 28th February, 16:30-18:00

The Uneven Impact of Welfare Reform on Places and People

Professor Christina Beatty

Apologies for an inconvenience caused by the postponement of this event. We hope to reschedule the seminar later this year.
News Posted: 23 February 2018      [Back to the Top]

Report launch event: Building up the data infrastructure on missing and invisible
children: findings from four exemplar groups.

Friday 2nd March, 10:00 - 13:00 (Coffee on arrival from 9.45am)
The London School of Economics and Political Science, Room 1.04 (32L)

This event will present an overview of findings from the project, Child poverty and multidimensional disadvantage: tackling “data exclusion” and extending the evidence base on “missing” and “invisible” children. Further details are contained in the event programme (pdf).

This Nuffield Foundation funded project focussed on tackling “data exclusion” through secondary data analysis. It aimed to illustrate the progress that can be made by exploiting new opportunities for analysis made possible by new social survey questions and administrative datasets and through the development and application of techniques such as data pooling, data linking and intersectional analysis. The project has built up new evidence on income poverty and multidimensional deprivation covering four groups of children that are affected by the phenomenon of ‘data exclusion’: young carers, children from the Gypsy, Traveller or Roma ethnic minority group, children with a migrant family background, and children at risk of abuse and neglect.

The team will present an overview of findings from the project as a whole, summarise in depth findings from each of the project workstreams and set out recommendations looking forward.

Please email to register your attendance at this event.

News Posted: 12 February 2018      [Back to the Top]

New CASE research programme:
Social policies and distributional outcomes in a changing Britain

'Social policies and distributional outcomes in a changing Britain' ("SPDO") is a major new research programme being undertaken by a team of inequalities and social policy experts at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics in partnership with research teams at University of Manchester, Heriot Watt University and UCL Institute for Education. The research programme is funded by the Nuffield Foundation, and will be overseen by an independent Advisory Board chaired by Dame Frances Cairncross.

For more information or to sign up for the SPDO newsletter, please visit see the Social policies and distributional outcomes in a changing Britain website

News Posted: 11 January 2018      [Back to the Top]

Prospect Magazine
Dismal ignorance of the ''dismal science''—a response to Larry Elliot

In an article published in Prospect Magazine Orazio Attanasio, Oriana Bandiera, Richard Blundell, Stephen Machin, Rachel Griffith and Imran Rasul respond to Larry Elliot's recent Guardian column which criticised economics and what economists do:

"It has become routine to assault the “dismal science” with a dismal ignorance of what economics actually involves. Writers, students and even some social scientists from other disciplines who have very little exposure to what economists do are quick to point the finger and declare economics as a veil for vested interest, and dismiss it as a way of thinking that is fossilised in numbers."

The full article is re-published at

News Posted: 23 December 2017      [Back to the Top]