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Thursday  27 April 2017  12:00 - 13:30
Climate Change, Inequality and Social Policy Seminar
Would income redistribution result in higher aggregate emissions?
Lutz Sager (PhD Student in Environmental Economics, LSE) , joint with Professor Angela Druckman (Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, University of Surrey) Ian Gough, Visiting Professor CASE and Grantham Research Institute, LSE.

Wednesday  22 March 2017  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Can we use behaviour incentives to raise GCSEs in poor neighbourhoods?
Simon Burgess (Bristol University and CASE)

Thursday  09 March 2017  12:00 - 13:30
Climate Change, Inequality and Social Policy Seminar
Time and Carbon: Low carbon fun? A time use perspective towards sustainability (Angela Druckman), The case for a shorter working week (Anna Coote)
Professor Angela Druckman (Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, University of Surrey) , joint with Anna Coote (Principal Fellow at the New Economics Foundation and the author of 'Time on our Side')

Wednesday  08 March 2017  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Unemployment, underweight, and obesity: Findings from Understanding Society (UKHLS)
Amanda Hughes (ISER, University of Essex)

Wednesday  01 March 2017  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
The evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme
Susan Purdon (Bryson Purdon Social Research) , joint with Paul Gregg (University of Bath, as respondent)

Thursday  16 February 2017  12:00 - 13:30
Climate Change, Inequality and Social Policy Seminar
The co-benefits of the low carbon economy to health, social equity and disadvantaged areas
Professor Paul Wilkinson (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Wednesday  08 February 2017  18:30 - 20:00
CASE Special Events
The Relationship between Inequality and Poverty: mechanisms and policy options - Dr Eleni Karagiannaki and Dr Abigail McKnight
Various Speakers 

This lecture examines the empirical relationship between economic inequality and poverty across countries and over time, paying attention to different measurement issues. It then considers a range of potential mechanisms driving this relationship and explores policy options.


Wednesday  01 February 2017  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Constructing a metric of wellbeing among older people in the UK, with Age UK
Asghar Zaidi (University of Southampton)

Wednesday  07 December 2016  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Improving the measurement of poverty in the US
Jane Waldfogel (Columbia University)

Thursday  01 December 2016  12:00 - 13:30
Climate Change, Inequality and Social Policy Seminar
Carbon and Inequality: from Measurement to Policy
Lucas Chancel (IDDRI, Sciences Po, Paris) , joint with Dario Kenner (Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University)

The seminar will present recent trends in economic inequality and individual carbon emissions at the international and national levels. It will also seek to identify the conditions under which carbon mitigation measures can be implemented with positive social impacts - and, conversely, discuss how economic inequality reduction policies can be performed with limited impacts on carbon emissions. Lucas Chancel is coordinator of the World Inequality Report at the Paris School of Economics, he is a Lecturer at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations and Lecturer in Inequality and sustainable development policies at Sciences Po Paris. He is co-author, with Prof Thomas Piketty, of the recent report 'Carbon and Inequality: From Kyoto to Paris'.


Wednesday  23 November 2016  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
The effect of motherhood and lone motherhood on income and poverty risks in the US and UK
Susan Harkness (University of Bath)

Wednesday  16 November 2016  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Low income dynamics among ethnic minorities in the UK
Ricky Kanabar (ISER, University of Essex)

Wednesday  09 November 2016  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Citizen’s Income: Rights and Wrongs
David Piachaud (Social Policy and CASE, LSE)

Thursday  03 November 2016  12:00 - 13:30
Climate Change, Inequality and Social Policy Seminar
Climate Change, Inequality and Social Policy
Ian Gough (CASE, London School of Economics)

The overlap between environmental pressures and degradation on the one hand and the ‘social dimension’ of inequality and human wellbeing on the other hand is of immense importance but under-researched. There is a yawning gap to be filled by a coherent, exciting and interdisciplinary research agenda. This series of seminars will explore and develop that agenda. The goal of this seminar is to bring together these different areas of study and action, to facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue between them and to develop an agenda for research and policy development. The ultimate policy objective is to link and pursue both environmental and social goals: a climate policy that is equitable and oriented to human wellbeing; a social policy that is precautionary and sustainable.


Wednesday  22 June 2016  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
The Generation Game: Lifetime Gifts, Family Relationships and Inequality
Karen Rowlingson (University of Birmingham)

Wednesday  15 June 2016  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Getting back into work after job loss: the role of partner effects
Simonetta Longhi (ISER, University of Essex)

Wednesday  01 June 2016  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
The Educational Progress of Looked After Children in England: linking care and educational data
Nikki Luke (Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education, University of Oxford)

Wednesday  18 May 2016  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
US Welfare Reform and the Intergenerational Transmission of Dependence
Jim Ziliak (Center for Poverty Research, University of Kentucky)

Wednesday  11 May 2016  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Household debt and spending in the United Kingdom
Philip Bunn (Bank of England)

Wednesday  02 March 2016  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Hard Times and Social Change: The Effects of Economic Crisis on Personal Values
Annie Austin (Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research, University of Manchester)

Wednesday  24 February 2016  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Pension reforms: are some in danger of being left behind?
Daniela Silcock (Pensions Policy Institute) , joint with Timothy Pike

Wednesday  10 February 2016  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Family Patterns and Social Inequality among Children in the United States, 1940-2012: A Re-assessment
Tony Fahey (University College Dublin and CASE visitor)

Wednesday  20 January 2016  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Tales of Robin Hood: Comparing Welfare Myths and Realities in the United Kingdom and Australia
Peter Whiteford (Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University) , joint with John Hills (CASE and LSE International Inequalities Institute)

Wednesday  18 November 2015  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Low Pay, the National Living Wage and In-work Benefits
George Bain (Chair, Low Pay Commission) , joint with the Resolution Foundation

Wednesday  11 November 2015  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Universal Credit: Assumptions, contradictions and virtual reality
Fran Bennett (Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford) , joint with Jane Millar (University of Bath)

Wednesday  04 November 2015  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
The Future of Child Poverty Measurement
Kitty Stewart (CASE) , joint with Nick Roberts, plus responses from Bright Blue and End Child Poverty Coalition

Monday  06 July 2015  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
BOOK LAUNCH: Changing London: The Rough Guide for the next London Mayor
David Robinson (Changing London) , joint with Tony Travers (LSE London)

Wednesday  24 June 2015  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
The Glass Floor: how well-off families help to ensure the future success of their children irrespective of early cognitive ability.
Abigail McKnight (CASE)

Wednesday  17 June 2015  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
BOOK LAUNCH: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement
Sabina Alkire (University of Oxford) , joint with James Foster (The George Washington University)

Multidimensional Poverty Measurement by Sabina Alkire, James Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, José Manuel Roche and Paola Ballon


Wednesday  03 June 2015  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Introducing the Class Ceiling: Social Mobility into Britain's Elite Occupations
Daniel Laurison (Department of Sociology, LSE.) , joint with Sam Friedman

Wednesday  27 May 2015  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Moving home in the early years: family and child outcomes in the UK and the US.
Ruth Lupton (University of Manchester) , joint with Heather Joshi (UCL Institute of Education)

Wednesday  29 April 2015  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Election special: Economic and business policy in the election
John Van Reenen (CEP)

Tuesday  28 April 2015  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Smith Institute and CASE special seminar: Poverty in Suburbia – ‘the American experience’
Alan Berube (The Brookings Institution. The event is free but booking is essential. Please RSVP to lsehousingandcommunities@lse.ac.uk)

Thursday  26 March 2015  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
LSE Housing and Communities Event Report Launch: Is Welfare Reform Working?
Eileen Herden (LSE Housing and Communities) , joint with Anne Power and Bert Provan.

Wednesday  11 March 2015  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Election special: The outlook for social policy
Kitty Stewart (CASE) , joint with John Hills and Abigail McKnight

Wednesday  04 March 2015  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Emergency use only: Understanding and reducing the use of food banks in the UK
Tom Sefton (Advisor on Social Policy and Economics, Church of England) , joint with Jane Perry

Wednesday  25 February 2015  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Election special: Where next for welfare policy?
Jonathan Portes (National Institute of Economic and Social Research)

Wednesday  11 February 2015  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Gender differentials and the economic cycle in the US and UK
Giovanni Razzu (University of Reading)

Wednesday  04 February 2015  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Election special: The outlook for living standards
Gavin Kelly (Resolution Foundation)

Wednesday  21 January 2015  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
The effects of changes to Local Housing Allowance on rent levels
Andrew Hood (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

Wednesday  10 December 2014  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Making growth work for everyone
Matthew Percival (Confederation of British Industry)

Wednesday  26 November 2014  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Welfare Reform: the impact on housing associations, tenants and communities
Anne Power (CASE / LSE) , joint with Eileen Herden and Bert Provan, LSE Housing and Communities

Wednesday  19 November 2014  17:00 - 18:30
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Multidimensional poverty and inequality
Andrea Brandolini (Banca d'Italia)

Wednesday  05 November 2014  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Social Policies to reconcile lower emissions with social equity
Ian Gough (CASE, London School of Economics)

Wednesday  22 October 2014  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Unemployment and real wages in the big squeeze
Steve Machin (CEP, London School of Economics and University College London)

Wednesday  08 October 2014  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Overcoming unemployment among young people: Lessons from the evaluation of the Youth Contract for 16-17 year olds
Becci Newton (Institute of Employment Studies, University of Sussex) , joint with Stefan Speckesser

Wednesday  11 June 2014  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Low Pay and the National Minimum Wage
Conor D'Arcy (The Resolution Foundation) , joint with James Plunkett

Wednesday  04 June 2014  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
How does the tax system redistribute income? A lifecycle approach
Mike Brewer (ISER, University of Essex)

Wednesday  28 May 2014  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Lifetime Intergenerational Earnings Mobility
Paul Gregg (University of Bath)

Wednesday  07 May 2014  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Bullying experiences among disabled children and young people: Evidence from two British longitudinal studies
Lucinda Platt (Department of Social Policy, LSE and CASE) , joint with Samantha Parsons and Stella Chatzitheochari (Institute of Education)

Wednesday  30 April 2014  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Capital in the 21st Century
Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics)

Thursday  27 March 2014  13:00 - 14:30
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Book launch of 'Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences'
Abigail McKnight (CASE) , joint with Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan and Ive Marx.

Wednesday  19 March 2014  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
How can the human development index be made more sensitive to the position of the worst off?
Srijit Mishra (Asia Research Centre, LSE)

Wednesday  12 March 2014  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Take-up of Free School Meals: Price Effects and Peer Effects
Angus Holford (ISER, University of Essex)

Wednesday  05 March 2014  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Austerity Statistics: what changes in government data might mean for the analysis of social policy.
Alex Fenton (CASE Visiting Fellow)

Wednesday  29 January 2014  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Intersectionality: the influence of gender, employment and parenthood on voting inequalities in Dutch national and local elections.
Niels Spierings (LSE)

Wednesday  27 November 2013  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Supporting carers of working age in the UK's welfare system: Research evidence and its implications for the future
Sue Yeandle (University of Leeds)

Wednesday  13 November 2013  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
Changing living arrangements across the life course: 3 exemplars from the research of the ESRC Centre for Population Change
Jane Falkingham (University of Southampton) , joint with Maria Evandrou

Wednesday  06 November 2013  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Do recessions breed racism? An empirical analysis exploring whether racial prejudice is pro-cyclical
Grace Lordan (Department of Social Policy, LSE) , joint with David Johnston

Wednesday  30 October 2013  16:00 - 17:15
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
The Metropolitan Review: How cities and metros are fixing our broken politics and fragile economy
Bruce Katz (Brookings Institution)

Wednesday  23 October 2013  12:45 - 14:00
CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars
European comparisons in welfare state legitimacy: Its relationship to social control attitudes, attitudes towards immigrants and social trust
Tiina Likki (University of Lausanne, CASE visitor)

Wednesday  16 October 2013  16:30 - 18:00
CASE Social Exclusion Seminars
Great expectations: Using the socially perceived necessities approach to measure poverty in South Africa
Mike Noble (CASASP, University of Oxford) , joint with Gemma Wright

Tuesday  05 July 2011 
LSE Housing and Communities Event
Family Futures - Childhood and Poverty in Urban Neighbourhoods
Various Speakers 

Family futures is about family life in areas of concentrated poverty and social problems where surrounding conditions make bringing up children more difficult and family life more fraught and limited. Home and neighbourhood carry special meaning for families, because where they live, how they fit in with their neighbours, and how their children grow up all intertwine, to build a sense of community. This timely book, by acclaimed author Anne Power and her team, is based on a unique longitudinal study of over 200 families interviewed annually over the last decade.


Tuesday  16 March 2010  18:00 - 20:00
CASE Special Events
LSE Housing, LSE Cities and Joseph Rowntree Foundation Lecture, Debate and Book Launch: Phoenix Cities - surviving financial, social and environmental turmoil in Europe and the US?
Various Speakers