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CASE Report
An Agenda for Housing Plus Pulling together evidence that Housing Plus is fundamental to the way social landlords do business. Anne Power
January 2017
Paper No' CASE Report 111:
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Tags: housing; housing plus; social landlords; community investment;

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Citizen's Income: Rights and Wrongs David Piachaud
November 2016
Paper No' CASE/200:
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JEL Classification: H53; H55; I30; I380


Tags: citizen’s income; basic income; conditionality; social justice

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CASE Paper
Public and Private Welfare Activity in England Polina Obolenskaya and Tania Burchardt
June 2016
Paper No' CASE/193:
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JEL Classification: H40; H51; H52; H55


Tags: private provision; public provision; welfare system; public expenditure; private expenditure; health; education; social security; housing; social care

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CASE Report
Findings from the Trafford Hall Energy Plus Think Tank LSE Housing and Communities
October 2015
Paper No' CASEreport 94:
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Tags: energy; housing; social landlord; trafford hall

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SPCC Working Paper
When and Why do Initially High Attaining Poor Children Fall Behind? Claire Crawford, Lindsey Macmillan and Anna Vignoles
July 2015
Paper No' SPCCWP20:
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Tags: attainment; social mobility; education; secondary; primary

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CASE Paper
Monitoring the evolution of income poverty and real incomes over time A.B. Atkinson, Anne-Catherine Guio and Eric Marlier
March 2015
Paper No' CASE/188:
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JEL Classification: D31


Tags: poverty; inequality; national accounts; social indicators

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CASE Report
Is Welfare Reform Working? Impacts on working age tenants Eileen Herden, Anne Power and Bert Provan
March 2015
Paper No' CASEreport 90:
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Tags: social housing; tenants; welfare; reform; employment; housing association; hailo

Theoretical Economics Paper
Projection Equilibrium: Definition and Applications to Social Investment and Persuasion Kristóf Madarász
January 2015
Paper No' TE/2015/566:
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JEL Classification: D03; C7


Tags: projection; social investment; pluralistic ignorance; persuasion belief-bubbles.

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SPCC Research Report
The Coalition's Social Policy Record: Policy Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015 Ruth Lupton, Tania Burchardt, Amanda Fitzgerald, John Hills, Abigail McKnight, Polina Obolenskaya, Kitty Stewart, Stephanie Thomson, Rebecca Tunstall and Polly Vizard January 2015
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Tags: social policy; socio-economic inequalities; tax and benefit policy; income redistribution

Development Discussion Paper
Can Workfare Programs Moderate Violence? Evidence from India Thiemo Fetzer
June 2014
Paper No' EOPP 053:
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JEL Classification: D74; Q34; J65


Tags: social insurance; conflict; india; insurgency

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CASE Paper
Richard Titmuss: Forty years on Howard Glennerster
February 2014
Paper No' CASE/180:
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JEL Classification: I38


Tags: social policy; titmuss; well-being

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SPCC Working Paper
Education and Intergenerational Mobility: Help or Hindrance? Jo Blanden and Lindsey Macmillan
January 2014
Paper No' SPCCWP08:
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JEL Classification: J13


Tags: integenerational; income; social; mobility

Development Discussion Paper
Profit with Purpose? A Theory of Social Enterprise with Experimental Evidence Timothy Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak
November 2013
Paper No' EOPP 047:
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Tags: social enterprise; motivated agents; non-profits

Development Discussion Paper
Awards Unbundled: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment Nava Ashraf, Oriana Bandiera and Scott Lee
July 2013
Paper No' EOPP 046:
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JEL Classification: D84; D83; J33; M52; O15


Tags: awards; social comparison; optimal expectations; incentives

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SPCC Research Report
Prosperity, Poverty and Inequality in London 2000/01-2010/11 Ruth Lupton, Polly Vizard, Amanda Fitzgerald, Alex Fenton, Ludovica Gambaro and Jack Cunliffe July 2013
Paper No' SPCCRR03:
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Tags: social policy; income poverty; umbr; inner london; outer london; wealth inequality

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SPCC Research Report
Winners and Losers in the Crisis: The Changing Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK 2007 - 2010 John Hills, Jack Cunliffe, Ludovica Gambaro, Polina Obolenskaya and Ruth Lupton July 2013
Paper No' SPCCRR02:
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Tags: social policy; socio-economic inequalities; earnings inequality; educational inequalities; wealth inequality

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SPCC Research Report
Labour's Social Policy Record: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 1997-2010 Ruth Lupton, John Hills, Kitty Stewart and Polly Vizard
July 2013
Paper No' SPCCRR01:
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Tags: social policy; socio-economic inequalities; tax and benefit policy; income redistribution

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SPCC Working Paper
Labour's Record on Health (1997-2010) Polly Vizard and Polina Obolenskaya
July 2013
Paper No' SPCCWP02:
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Tags: health; health inequalities; primary care quality; adult mortality; social policy

SPCC Working Paper
Small-area measures of income poverty This paper considers techniques for measuring the prevalence of income poverty within small areas, or “neighbourhoods”, in Britain. Alex Fenton
May 2013
Paper No' SPCCWP01:
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Tags: area; small-area; small; proxy; neighbourhood; spatial; measurement; cold climate; social policy in a cold climate

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SPCC Research Note Series
Social Policy in a Cold Climate: A Framework for Analysing the Effects of Social Policy Tania Burchardt, John Hills, Ruth Lupton, Kitty Stewart and Polly Vizard April 2013
Paper No' SPCCRN001:
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Tags: public spending; welfare state; coalition; labour; financial crisis; cuts; social policy in a cold climate

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CASE Paper
How best to measure pension adequacy Aaron George Grech
April 2013
Paper No' CASE/172:
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JEL Classification: H55; I38; J26


Tags: social security and public pensions; retirement; poverty; retirement policies

Development Discussion Paper
Motivating Knowledge Agents: Can Incentive Pay Overcome Social Distance? Erlend Berg, Maitreesh Ghatak, R Manjula, D Rajasekhar and Sanchari Roy March 2013
Paper No' EOPP 042:
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JEL Classification: C93, D83, I38, M52, O15, Z13


Tags: public services; information constraints; incentive pay; social proximity; knowledge transmission

Development Discussion Paper
Market Structure and Borrower Welfare in Microfinance Jonathan de Quidt, Thiemo Fetzer and Maitreesh Ghatak
September 2012
Paper No' EOPP 040:
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JEL Classification: G21, O12, D4, L4, D82


Tags: microfinance; market power; for-profit; social capital

Theoretical Economics Paper
Conscience Accounting: Emotional Dynamics and Social Behavior Uri Gneezy, Alex Imas and Kristóf Madarász
February 2012
Paper No' TE/2012/563:
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JEL Classification: D03, D06, D09


Tags: emotions; temporal brackets; deception; prosocial behavior

Development Discussion Paper
Enfranchisement and Representation: Italy 1909-1913 Valentino Larcinese
December 2011
Paper No' EOPP 032:
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JEL Classification: D3, D7, I25, N33, N34


Tags: democratization; voting; electoral competition; inequality; swing districts; political violence; vatican; socialism.

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CASE Paper
Social Housing and Social Exclusion 2000-2011 Rebecca Tunstall
July 2011
Paper No' CASE/153:
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JEL Classification: D31, D63, H42, I38


Tags: social housing; social exclusion; inequality; worklessness; housing quality; neighbourhood quality; participation

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CASE Paper
The distribution of total greenhouse gas emissions by households in the UK, and some implications for social policy Ian Gough, Saamah Abdallah, Victoria Johnson, Josh Ryan-Collins and Cindy Smith July 2011
Paper No' CASE/152:
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JEL Classification: H23, I32


Tags: household income distribution; greenhouse gas emissions; carbon policies; social policies; direct and embodied emissions

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CASE Paper
Fiscal costs of climate mitigation programmes in the UK: A challenge for social policy? Sam Marden and Ian Gough
June 2011
Paper No' CASE/145:
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JEL Classification: Q58, I38, H53


Tags: carbon mitigation policy; social policy; fiscal competition

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Assessing the sustainability of pension reforms in Europe Aaron George Grech
September 2010
Paper No' CASE/140:
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JEL Classification: H55, I38, J26


Tags: social security and public pensions; retirement; poverty; retirement policies

Development Discussion Paper
Thinness and Obesity: A Model of Food Consumption, Health Concerns, and Social Pressure Davide Dragone and Luca Savorelli
June 2010
Paper No' EOPP 017:
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JEL Classification: D91;I18


Tags: body weight; diet; obesity; social pressure; underweight.

Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
The Tyranny Puzzle in Welfare Economics: An empirical investigation Frank A Cowell, Marc Fleurbaey and Bertil Tungodden
May 2010
Paper No' PEP 05:
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JEL Classification: H20, H21.


Tags: keywords: social welfare; aggregation; questionnaire; income distribution

CASE Report
An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK - Report of the National Equality Panel The report looks at the relationship between people’s economic outcomes and their characteristics and finds that inequalities in people's economic positions are also related to their characteristics such as gender, age, ethnicity, religion and education. John Hills
January 2010
Paper No' CASEreport 60:
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Tags: inequality; economic inequalities in the uk; educational outcomes; employment status; wages and earnings; individual income; incomes on a household basis; household wealth; distributions of economic outcomes; education; employment; wages and earnings; gender; age; ethnicity and religion; disability; sexual orientation; social class; housing tenure; nation and region; area deprivation;

Development Discussion Paper
Community Networks and Poverty Reduction Programmes: Evidence from Bangladesh Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul and December 2009
Paper No' EOPP 015:
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JEL Classification: D85; O12; O15.


Tags: asset transfers; social networks; ultra-poor programme.

DARP Paper
Distributional Orderings: An Approach with Seven Flavours Wulf Gaertner, Frank A Cowell and Yoram Amiel
October 2007
Paper No' DARP 093:
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JEL Classification: C13; D63


Tags: social welfare; inequality; justice; risk; questionnaire experiments.

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CASE Report
Ends and Means: The future roles of social housing in England What role social housing can play in 21st Century housing policy? This report aims to provide a background and analytical framework for debating the implications of different answers to this question. John Hills
February 2007
Paper No' CASEreport 34:
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Tags: social housing

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Pension Policy in EU25 and its Possible Impact on Elderly Poverty Asghar Zaidi, Aaron George Grech and Michael Fuchs
December 2006
Paper No' CASE/116:
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JEL Classification: H55; J26; J32


Tags: social security and public pensions; retirement; retirement policies; private pensions

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Tibor Barna: The redistributive impact of taxes and social policies in the UK: 1937-2005 Howard Glennerster
December 2006
Paper No' CASE/115:
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JEL Classification: I30


Tags: income redistribution; taxation; social benefits

DARP Paper
Inequality: Measurement Frank A Cowell
August 2006
Paper No' DARP 086:
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JEL Classification: C13; D63


Tags: inequality; social welfare; ranking.

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From Beveridge to Turner: Demography, Distribution and the Future of Pensions in the UK John Hills
June 2006
Paper No' CASE/110:
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JEL Classification: H55


Tags: demographic change; pensions; retirement incomes; social security


This paper has been published as:
From Beveridge to Turner: demography, distribution and the future of pensions in the UK ,' Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, 169(4): 663-679
Development Economics Paper
Does Envy Destroy Social Fundamentals? The Impact of Relative Income Position on Social Capital Justina A.V. Fischer and Benno Torgler February 2006
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JEL Classification: Z130; H260; I310; D000; D600


Tags: relative income position; envy; positional concerns; social capital; social norms; happiness

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Parental Investment in Childhood and Later Adult Well-Being: Can More Involved Parents Offset the Effects of Socioeconomic Disadvantage? This paper uses analysis from the longitudinal National Child Development Study to aim to investigate whether the social capital produced by greater parental involvement can counteract some of the harmful effects of less financial capital? Darcy Hango May 2005
Paper No' CASE 098:
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JEL Classification: I21;I32;J13;Z13


Tags: parental involvement; socioeconomic disadvantage; social capital; education; national child development study

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CASE Paper
Helter Skelter: Families, disabled children and the benefit system Families report that DLA makes a significant difference, not just for the disabled child but for the whole family but when repeatedly downrated or withdrawn generates considerable fluctuations in income and high levels of stress and ill health. The report outlines issues that must be addressed if reduce poverty amongst disabled children is to be reduced. Gabrielle Preston
February 2005
Paper No' CASE 092:
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JEL Classification: I38


Tags: appeals; benefits; disability; employment; extra costs; poverty; services; social exclusion; special needs; social inclusion; take-up; welfare rights

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Social Mobility, Life Chances, and the Early Years Jane Waldfogel
November 2004
Paper No' CASE 088:
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JEL Classification: D1; J1; J2


Tags: social mobility; parental leave; childcare; early years


Published in S. Delorenzi, J. Reed, and P. Robinson (eds.), Maintaining Momentum: Promoting Social Mobility and Life Chances from Early Years to Adulthood, Institute for Public Policy Research, 2005
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CASE Paper
Poverty and Inequality and Social Policy in China The paper examines three phases of development since the foundation of the People’s Republic during the period 1949 to 2004. An alternative strategy of a model of social development based on the livelihood approach is analysed and its potential to reduce poverty and inequality are considered. Bingqin Li and David Piachaud
November 2004
Paper No' CASE 087:
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JEL Classification: I3


Tags: poverty; inequality; social policy; china; livelihoods; social development

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Urban Social Exclusion in Transitional China Bingqin Li
March 2004
Paper No' CASE 082:
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JEL Classification: J43; R23; I30


Tags: social exclusion; urban china; rural to urban migrants

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The Economic Basis of Social Class John H Goldthorpe and Abigail McKnight
February 2004
Paper No' CASE 080:
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JEL Classification: J310; J330; J210


Tags: social class; relations and conditions of employment; lifetime earnings; employment stability; employment security

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Neighbourhood Management and the Future of Urban Areas Anne Power
January 2004
Paper No' CASE 077:
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JEL Classification: I30


Tags: social housing; neighbourhoods; area regeneration

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Individual Choice and Social Exclusion Julian Le Grand
December 2003
Paper No' CASE 075:
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JEL Classification: I30


Tags: social exclusion; poverty; choice

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Inclusion or Insurance? National Insurance and the future of the contributory principle John Hills
May 2003
Paper No' CASE 068:
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JEL Classification: H55


Tags: social insurance; social security; pensions; direct taxation


This paper has been published as:
“Heading for Retirement? National insurance, state pensions, and the future of the contributory principle in the UK”, Journal of Social Policy, 33(3), 2004
DARP Paper
Preference Reversals and the Analysis of Income Distributions Yoram Amiel, Frank A Cowell, Leima Davidovitz and Avraham Polovin March 2003
Paper No' DARP 066:
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Tags: preference reversals; social welfare; inequality; risk and experiments.

Development Economics Paper
Social Networks and Technology Adoption in Northern Mozambique Oriana Bandiera and Imran Rasul
June 2002
Paper No' DEDPS 35:
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Tags: social networks; technology adoption; information sharing.

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CASE Paper
Outsider and Insider Expertise: The response of residents of deprived neighbourhoods to an academic definition of social exclusion Julian Le Grand and Liz Richardson April 2002
Paper No' CASE 057:
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Tags: definitions of social exclusion; community involvement; neighbourhood renewal


This paper has been published as:
'Outsider and Insider Expertise: The response of residents of deprived neighbourhoods to an academic definition of social exclusion', Social Policy and Administration, 36(5), October 2002
Development Economics Paper
Is a Friend in Need a Friend Indeed? Inclusion and Exclusion in Mutual Insurance Networks in Southern Ghana Markus Goldstein, Elisabeth Sadoulet and Alain de Janvry February 2002
Paper No' DEDPS 32:
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Tags: risk; social setworks; sutual insurance; intrahousehold allocation.

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Social Exclusion and Children: A European view for a US debate John Micklewright
February 2002
Paper No' CASE 051:
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Tags: children; poverty; social exclusion

Development Economics Paper
Does Social Insurance Help Secure Property Rights? Robert MacCulloch
September 2001
Paper No' DEDPS 31:
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Tags: social insrance; property rights; revolt.

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CASE Paper
Social Exclusion and the Future of Cities Anne Power and William Julius Wilson
February 2000
Paper No' CASE 035:
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Tags: social exclusion; urban poverty; area regeneration; urban development

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Poverty, Social Exclusion and Neighbourhood: Studying the area bases of social exclusion This paper reviews the long-running debate about whether area-based policies can make a significant impact on poverty and social exclusion. Howard Glennerster, Ruth Lupton, Philip Noden and Anne Power March 1999
Paper No' CASE 022:
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Tags: neighbourhoods; poverty; social exclusion

Theoretical Economics Paper
Implementation and Renegotiation Eric Maskin and John Moore
December 1998
Paper No' TE/1998/366:
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Tags: social choice rule; implementation; renegotiation


This paper has been published as:
'Review of Economic Studies', vol.66 (1), 1999, pp.39-56.
CASE Paper
Exclusion, Employment and Opportunity A.B. Atkinson and John Hills
January 1998
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Tags: social exclusion; income mobility; employment; skills


A version of Ch.3 by Hills, with Karen Gardiner, was published as 'Policy implications of new data on income mobility', Economic Journal 109(453), 1999; A version of Ch.5 by Arulampalam and Booth was published as 'Training and Labour Market Flexibility: Is there a Trade-off?', The British Journal of Industrial Relations 36(4), 1998; Ch.6 by Green et al was published as 'Are British Workers Getting More Skilled?', in L. Borghans and A. de Grip (eds), The Over-Educated Worker? The Economics of Skill Utilisation, Edward Elgar, 2000
Development Economics Paper
Inequality, Unemployment and Contemporary Europe Amartya Sen
November 1997
Paper No' DEDPS 07:
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Tags: unemployment; individuality; social exclusion; ageging population; self-help; social responsibility.

DARP Paper
Inequality, Welfare and Monotonicity Yoram Amiel and Frank A Cowell
April 1997
Paper No' DARP 029:
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Tags: inequality; social welfare monotonicity

DARP Paper
Public Pension Reform, Demographics ,and Inequality Robert K von Weizsäcker
June 1995
Paper No' DARP 011:
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Tags: income distribution; population ageing; old-age insurance reform; fiscal-demographic policy conflicts; social policy design.

Japanese Studies Programme Paper
Ideology and Economic Activity Michio Morishima
January 1986
Paper No' JS/1986/142:
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Tags: ideology; economic activity; social groups; religion; institutions; confucianism; marx; weber; historical process.

Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Social Identity and Redistributive Preferences: A Survey Joan Costa Font and Frank A Cowell

Paper No' PEP 15:
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JEL Classification: H1, I3.


Tags: social identity; preferences for redistribution; inequal- ity; diversity; redistributive institutions.