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[Photo: Kate Summers] Dr Kate SUMMERS
LSE Fellow in Qualitative Methodology, Department of Methodology, LSE, and CASE Associate

Email: k.summers@lse.ac.uk
STICERD ,  LSE

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Research Interests:
  • Poverty, riches and economic inequality in the UK
  • Working-age social security policy
  • Welfare reform
  • Sociology of money
  • Qualitative methods
Current Research Projects:
  • The allocation and use of social security money by working age recipients.
STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • Universal simplicity? The alleged simplicity of Universal Credit from administrative and claimant perspectives
    Kate Summers, David Young, February 2020
    Paper No' : Read Abstract

  • Living on Different Incomes in London: Can public consensus identify a 'riches line'?
    Tania Burchardt, Abigail Davis, Ian Gough, Katharina Hecht, Donald Hirsch, Karen Rowlingson, Kate Summers, February 2020
    Paper No' CASEreport127: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • SUMMARY – Living on Different Incomes in London: Can public consensus identify a 'riches line'?
    Tania Burchardt, Abigail Davis, Ian Gough, Katharina Hecht, Donald Hirsch, Karen Rowlingson, Kate Summers, February 2020
    Paper No' CASEreport 127 Summary: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Launch of policy toolkit: poverty and inequality reduction policies
    Irene Bucelli, Abigail McKnight, Kate Summers, February 2020
    Paper No' CASEreport 125/LIPpaper 11: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Understanding the relationship between inequalities and poverty: policy toolkit
    Irene Bucelli, Abigail McKnight, Kate Summers, February 2020
    Paper No' CASEreport 125: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Money and Meaning: How working-age social security benefit recipients understand and use their money
    Kate Summers, December 2018
    Paper No' CASEbrief 35: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • CASE Annual Report 2015
    Kitty Stewart, Kate Summers, April 2016
    Paper No' CASEreport 098: Full paper (pdf)