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Inequality and the Capability Approach

Tania Burchardt,  Rod Hick,  January 2017
Paper No' CASE/201: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
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Tags: capability approach; inequality; distribution; advantage; measurement; poverty; income; wealth; multidimensional

How do experts think child poverty should be measured in the UK? An analysis of the Coalition Government’s consultation on child poverty measurement 2012-13

Kitty Stewart,  Nick Roberts,  July 2016
Paper No' CASE/197: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
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Tags: child poverty; poverty measurement; consultation; life chances; uk; dwp

Spatial microsimulation estimates of household income distributions in London boroughs, 2001 and 2011

Alex Fenton,  July 2016
Paper No' CASE/196: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
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Tags: microsimulation; income estimation; poverty; spatial inequality

Gentrification in London: A progress report, 2001–2013

Alex Fenton,  July 2016
Paper No' CASE/195: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
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Tags: london; gentrification; poverty

Does money in adulthood affect adult outcomes?

Kerris Cooper,  Kitty Stewart,  December 2015
Paper No' CASEreport 96: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf) | Summary (pdf)
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Tags: money; poverty; health; adult; wellbeing

Income Poverty, Affluence and Polarisation Viewed From The Median

Rolf Aaberge,  A.B. Atkinson,  Henrik Sigstad,  December 2015
Paper No' CASE/194: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
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Tags: poverty; inequality; polarisation; affluence

A fresh look at an old question: is pro-poor targeting of cash transfers more effective than universal systems at reducing inequality and poverty?

Abigail McKnight,  July 2015
Paper No' CASE/191: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: inequality; poverty; redistribution; cash transfers; welfare

Monitoring the evolution of income poverty and real incomes over time

A.B. Atkinson,  Anne-Catherine Guio,  Eric Marlier,  March 2015
Paper No' CASE/188: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: poverty; inequality; national accounts; social indicators

The income distribution in the UK: A picture of advantage and disadvantage

Stephen P Jenkins,  February 2015
Paper No' CASE/186: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: inequality; poverty; affluence; income distribution; united kingdom

The Coalition's Record on Cash Transfers, Poverty and Inequality 2010-2015

John Hills,  January 2015
Paper No' SPCCWP11: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf) | Summary (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; social policy; benefits; distributions of economic outcomes; income poverty; tax and benefit policy; wealth inequality

Facing Debt: Economic Resilience in Newham

July 2014
Paper No' CASEreport 83: Full paper (pdf)
Tags: debt; newham; poverty; work; economic; loans; resilience; london;

Labour's Record on Cash Transfers, Poverty, Inequality and the Lifecycle 1997 - 2010

John Hills,  July 2013
Paper No' SPCCWP05: Full paper (pdf) | Summary (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; social policy; benefits; distributions of economic outcomes; income poverty; tax and benefit policy; wealth inequality

Labour's Record on Cash Transfers, Poverty, Inequality and the Lifecycle 1997 - 2010

John Hills,  July 2013
Paper No' CASE/175: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; social security; cash transfers; child poverty; pensioner poverty; new labour; public spending; life cycle

Small-area measures of income poverty

Alex Fenton,  May 2013
Paper No' CASE/173: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; small-area poverty estimates; small-area estimation; poverty proxies; poor neighbourhoods; deprivation indices

How best to measure pension adequacy

Aaron George Grech,  April 2013
Paper No' CASE/172: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; pensions; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; social security and public pensions; retirement; poverty; retirement policies

The relationship between EU indicators of persistent and current poverty

Stephen P Jenkins,  Philippe  Van Kerm,  March 2013
Paper No' CASE/169: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; income inequalities; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; persistent poverty; income poverty; poverty; eu-silc; europe

On 'Consistent' Poverty

Rod Hick,  December 2012
Paper No' CASE/167: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; methodology, concepts and measures; measurement, concepts and measures; consistent poverty; low income; material deprivation; conceptualisation and measurement of poverty

High Rise Hope

Katie Bates,  Laura Lane,  Anne Power,  October 2012
Paper No' CASEreport 75: Full paper (pdf)

Summary:
A report, into the social effects of energy efficiency measures in large multi-dwelling occupancies, funded by Rockwool , using the Edward Woods Estate in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham as a case study


Tags: housing; regeneration; energy; sustainable; fuel poverty

Evaluating the possible impact of pension reforms on future living standards in Europe

Aaron George Grech,  May 2012
Paper No' CASE/161: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; pensions; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; social security; public pensions; retirement; poverty; retirement policies

Final report of the Hills Independent Fuel Poverty Review: Getting the Measure of Fuel Poverty

John Hills,  March 2012
Paper No' CASEreport 72: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf) | Executive Summary (pdf)
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Summary:
The review finds that fuel poverty increasingly affects people with low incomes and high energy costs and proposes a new way of measuring the problem to enable interventions to be targeted at the core of the problem.


Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; housing, neighbourhoods and environment; environment, energy efficiency and climate change; health and social care; health; fuel; poverty; energy; heat; health

Assessing the sustainability of pension reforms in Europe

Aaron George Grech,  September 2010
Paper No' CASE/140: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; pensions; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; social security and public pensions; retirement; poverty; retirement policies

Welfare Reforms and Child Well-Being in the US and UK

Jane Waldfogel,  July 2007
Paper No' CASE/126: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; welfare; poverty; expenditures; child well-being

Modelling poverty by not modelling poverty: An application of a simultaneous hazards approach to the UK

Arnstein Aassve,  Simon Burgess,  Matt Dickson,  Carol Propper,  January 2006
Paper No' CASE/106: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; methodology, concepts and measures; measurement, concepts and measures; poverty dynamics; poverty transitions; simultaneous hazards

Changes in the Living Arrangements of Elderly People in Greece: 1974-1999

Eleni Karagiannaki,  November 2005
Paper No' CASE 104: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; pensions; wealth and social mobility; intergenerational and social mobility; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; health and social care; social care; employment and income; elderly; intergenerational living arrangements; greece; poverty

Expenditure Patterns Post-Welfare Reform in the UK: Are low-income families starting to catch up?

Paul Gregg,  Jane Waldfogel,  Elizabeth Washbrook,  May 2005
Paper No' CASE 099: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

Summary:
This paper finds post 1998 UK welfare reforms children in low-income families were catching up in terms of their families’ spending in the overall areas of housing and utilities, food, clothing, leisure goods and services, and motoring and travel. The evidence also suggests reduced spending on alcohol and tobacco.


Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; child poverty; family expenditures; welfare reform; difference-in-difference

Helter Skelter: Families, disabled children and the benefit system

Gabrielle Preston,  February 2005
Paper No' CASE 092: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

Summary:
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.


Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; equality, capabilities and human rights; disability; health and social care; social care; appeals; benefits; disability; employment; extra costs; poverty; services; social exclusion; special needs; social inclusion; take-up; welfare rights

The Contributions of Professor Amartya Sen in the Field of Human Rights

Polly Vizard,  January 2005
Paper No' CASE 091: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

Summary:
This paper assesses Sen’s development of the human rights discourse and suggests it forms an important ‘scholarly bridge’ between human rights and economics. It suggests fundamental freedoms and human rights is itself an important gateway to understanding the significance of Sen’s research.


Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; equality, capabilities and human rights; disability; amartya sen; human rights; poverty; freedom; obligation; capability approach; meta-rights; entitlements; opportunity freedom; liberty-rights

Poverty and Inequality and Social Policy in China

Bingqin Li,  David Piachaud,  November 2004
Paper No' CASE 087: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

Summary:
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.


Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; housing, neighbourhoods and environment; housing; neighbourhoods and communities; poverty; inequality; social policy; china; livelihoods; social development

Developing Family Development Accounts in Taipei: Policy innovation from income to assets

Li-Chen Cheng,  March 2004
Paper No' CASE 083: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; family development accounts (taipei); poverty; assets-building

Income Dynamics and the Life Cycle

John A. Rigg,  Tom Sefton,  February 2004
Paper No' CASE 081: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; income inequalities; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; income dynamics; life cycle; poverty

Schools in Disadvantaged Areas: Recognising context and raising quality

Ruth Lupton,  January 2004
Paper No' CASE 076: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

Summary:
This paper looks at the quality problem, exploring the relationships between disadvantaged contexts, what schools do, and the quality of schooling that they provide. The findings suggest that disadvantaged contexts impact on the organisation and processes of schools and that these effects differ significantly from one area to another, in ways that are not reflected by the usual indicators of disadvantage.


Tags: children, families and education; schools and education; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; equality, capabilities and human rights; housing, neighbourhoods and environment; housing; neighbourhoods and communities; regions and area inequalities; area inequalities; localisation; education; schools; poverty; area deprivation; neighbourhoods; quality; ofsted; educational attainment; context

Individual Choice and Social Exclusion

Julian Le Grand,  December 2003
Paper No' CASE 075: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; social exclusion; poverty; choice

Identifying Vulnerable Groups in the Kyrgyz Labour Market: Some Implications for the National Poverty Reduction Strategy

Sabine Bernabe,  Alexandre Kolev,  June 2003
Paper No' CASE 071: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; equality, capabilities and human rights; household surveys; unemployment; employment; working conditions; poverty; wage determination; vulnerable groups

Changing Poverty Post-1997

David Piachaud,  Holly Sutherland,  December 2002
Paper No' CASE 063: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
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Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; poverty; welfare policy

Capital and the Determinants of Poverty and Social Exclusion

David Piachaud,  September 2002
Paper No' CASE 060: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; poverty; social exclusion; social capital; economic growth

Informal Employment in Countries in Transition: A conceptual framework

Sabine Bernabe,  April 2002
Paper No' CASE 056: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; informal sector; transition; labour markets; poverty

Social Exclusion and Children: A European view for a US debate

John Micklewright,  February 2002
Paper No' CASE 051: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; children; poverty; social exclusion

Growing Up: School, family and area influences on adolescents' later life chances

Simon Burgess,  Karen Gardiner,  Carol Propper,  September 2001
Paper No' CASE 049: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; children, families and education; children and child poverty; schools and education; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; housing, neighbourhoods and environment; housing; neighbourhoods and communities; family background; poverty; wages; impact of schooling; area effects

Why rising tides don't lift all boats? An explanation of the relationship between poverty and unemployment in Britain

Simon Burgess,  Karen Gardiner,  Carol Propper,  February 2001
Paper No' CASE 046: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; poverty; unemployment; economic cycle

US Poverty Studies and Poverty Measurement: The past 25 years

Howard Glennerster,  October 2000
Paper No' CASE 042: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; methodology, concepts and measures; measurement, concepts and measures; poverty; poverty measurement; united states

A Profile of Poverty in Tajikistan

Jane Falkingham,  April 2000
Paper No' CASE 039: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; central asia; transition economies; poverty; living standards

How Effective is the British Government's Attempt to Reduce Child Poverty?

David Piachaud,  Holly Sutherland,  March 2000
Paper No' CASE 038: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; welfare benefits and policy; children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; child poverty; tax and benefit policy; welfare-to-work

Social Exclusion and the Future of Cities

Anne Power,  William Julius Wilson,  February 2000
Paper No' CASE 035: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; housing, neighbourhoods and environment; housing; neighbourhoods and communities; regions and area inequalities; cities; social exclusion; urban poverty; area regeneration; urban development

Childhood Poverty, Early Motherhood and Adult Social Exclusion

John Hobcraft,  Kathleen E Kiernan,  July 1999
Paper No' CASE 028: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; poverty; early motherhood; social exclusion; outcomes in later life

Poverty, Social Exclusion and Neighbourhood: Studying the area bases of social exclusion

Howard Glennerster,  Ruth Lupton,  Philip Noden,  Anne Power,  March 1999
Paper No' CASE 022: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

Summary:
This paper reviews the long-running debate about whether area-based policies can make a significant impact on poverty and social exclusion.


Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; housing, neighbourhoods and environment; neighbourhoods and communities; regions and area inequalities; area inequalities; localisation; neighbourhoods; poverty; social exclusion

Welfare in Transition: Trends in Poverty and Well-being in Central Asia

Jane Falkingham,  February 1999
Paper No' CASE 020: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; central asia; transition economies; poverty; living standards; welfare

When Work Disappears: New Implications for Race and Urban Poverty in the Global Economy

William Julius Wilson,  November 1998
Paper No' CASE 017: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; housing, neighbourhoods and environment; neighbourhoods and communities; regions and area inequalities; cities; joblessness; race; urban poverty

Intergenerational and Life-Course Transmission of Social Exclusion: Influences and Childhood Poverty, Family Disruption and Contact with the Police

John Hobcraft,  November 1998
Paper No' CASE 015: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; income inequalities; wealth and social mobility; intergenerational and social mobility; children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; social exclusion; inter-generational; life-course; family; poverty; police

An Economic Model of Household Income Dynamics, with an Application to Poverty Dynamics among American Women

Simon Burgess,  Carol Propper,  July 1998
Paper No' CASE 009: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; methodology, concepts and measures; measurement, concepts and measures; poverty analysis; household income dynamics