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Developing an indicator-based framework for monitoring older people's human rights: key findings for Peru, Mozambique and Kyrgyzstan

Polly Vizard,  August 2013
Paper No' CASEreport 78: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
Tags: human rights; older people; multidimensional deprivation; neglect; abuse; discrimination; peru; mozambique; kyrgyzstan; helpage international; violence; dignity; participation; standard of living;

Right to the city and critical reflections on property rights activism in China’s urban renewal contexts

Hyun Bang Shin,  December 2011
Paper No' CASE/156: 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; right to the city; property rights; urban renewal; nail houses; displacement; china

Developing and agreeing a capability list in the British context: What can be learnt from social survey data on 'rights'?

Polly Vizard,  November 2010
Paper No' CASE/142: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; disability; capability approach; capability lists; human rights; public attitudes; values

What do the public think about economic and social rights? Research Report to Inform the Debate about a Bill of Rights and a Written Constitution

Polly Vizard,  June 2010
Paper No' CASEreport 61: Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.

Summary:
The findings set out in this Report challenge the perception of low population support for rights overall - and the view that the public think rights are a “charter” for criminals and terrorists. It finds there is public support for a broad characterisation covering economic and social rights, as well as civil and political rights


Tags: public; bill; rights; human; perceptions

Developing a capability list: Final Recommendations of the Equalities Review Steering Group on Measurement

Polly Vizard,  Tania Burchardt,  April 2007
Paper No' CASE/121: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; disability; capability approach; capability list; human rights

Definition of equality and framework for measurement: Final Recommendations of the Equalities Review Steering Group on Measurement

Tania Burchardt,  Polly Vizard,  April 2007
Paper No' CASE/120: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

Summary:
Prepared as background papers to assist in the development of the measurement framework for the Equalities Review, this work discusses the challenges in translating capability theory into a practical measurement tool in the context of measuring inequality in Britain in the 21st century.


Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; disability; capability approach; equality; measurement; human; rights

Work-Life Balance in a Low-Income Neighbourhood

Hartley Dean,  Alice Coulter,  November 2006
Paper No' CASE/114: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; work-life balance; low-income; employment rights; tax credits; childcare

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