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Equality, capabilities and human rights

Research, listed most recent first.

A question of quality: Do children from disadvantaged backgrounds receive lower quality early years education and care in England?

Ludovica Gambaro,  Kitty Stewart,  Jane Waldfogel,  March 2013
Paper No' CASE/171: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: children, families and education; children and child poverty; childcare and early years education; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; early childhood; pre-school; childcare; quality; disadvantaged families

Deliberative research as a tool to make value judgements

Tania Burchardt,  April 2012
Paper No' CASE/159: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; disability; methodology, concepts and measures; measurement, concepts and measures; deliberative research; value judgements; capability approach; inequality; research design

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

An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK - Report of the National Equality Panel

John Hills,  January 2010
Paper No' CASEreport 60: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

Summary:
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.


Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; income inequalities; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; intergenerational and social mobility; children, families and education; schools and education; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; equality, capabilities and human rights; disability; housing, neighbourhoods and environment; housing; neighbourhoods and communities; health and social care; social care; regions and area inequalities; cities; 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;

Women’s family histories and incomes in later life in the UK, US and West Germany

Maria Evandrou,  Jane Falkingham,  Tom Sefton,  June 2009
Paper No' CASE/138: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; income inequalities; tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; pensions; children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; equality, capabilities and human rights; methodology, concepts and measures; measurement, concepts and measures; comparative; older women; pensions; work history; life course

The relationship between women’s work histories and incomes in later life in the UK, US and West Germany

Tom Sefton,  Jane Falkingham,  Maria Evandrou,  June 2009
Paper No' CASE/137: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; income inequalities; tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; pensions; children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; equality, capabilities and human rights; methodology, concepts and measures; measurement, concepts and measures; comparative; older women; pensions; work history; life course

Assimilation of Migrants into the British Labour Market

Richard Dickens,  Abigail McKnight,  October 2008
Paper No' CASE/133: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; migration; labour markets; assimilation

Changes in earnings inequality and mobility in Great Britain 1978/9-2005/6

Richard Dickens,  Abigail McKnight,  October 2008
Paper No' CASE/132: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; income inequalities; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; earnings inequality; labour market mobility

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

Foundations for measuring equality: A discussion paper for the Equalities Review

Tania Burchardt,  June 2006
Paper No' CASE/111: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; disability; equality; opportunity; capability approach

Assessing the impact of illness, caring and ethnicity on social activity

Lucinda Platt,  March 2006
Paper No' CASE/108: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; equality, capabilities and human rights; disability; health and social care; health; social care; long-term illness; caring; ethnic group; social engagement; social capital

The Dynamics of School Attainment of England's Ethnic Minorities

Deborah Wilson,  Simon Burgess,  Adam Briggs,  January 2006
Paper No' CASE/105: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: children, families and education; schools and education; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; ethnic test score gap; school attainment; education

Parallel lives? Ethnic segregation in schools and neighbourhoods

Simon Burgess,  Deborah Wilson,  Ruth Lupton,  June 2005
Paper No' CASE 101: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: children, families and education; schools and education; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; education; sorting

Non-residential Fatherhood and Child Involvement: Evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study

Kathleen E Kiernan,  May 2005
Paper No' CASE 100: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; non-resident fathers; ethnic families; fatherhood; father involvement; unmarried mothers; non-marital births; cohabiting parents

Perceptions of Redistribution: Report on exploratory qualitative research

Alan Hedges,  March 2005
Paper No' CASE 096: 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; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; equality, capabilities and human rights; redistribution; attitudes; taxation; public spending

Knowing what is good for you: Empirical analysis of personal preferences and the 'objective good'

Orsolya Lelkes,  March 2005
Paper No' CASE 094: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; equality, capabilities and human rights; disability; health and social care; health; regions and area inequalities; area inequalities; quality of life; capabilities; happiness; basic needs; economic transition

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

One man's rags are another man's riches: Identifying adaptive preferences using panel data

Tania Burchardt,  December 2004
Paper No' CASE 086: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; income inequalities; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; methodology, concepts and measures; measurement, concepts and measures; adaptation; subjective well-being; satisfaction; income; panel data

Ethnic Segretation in England's Schools

Simon Burgess,  Deborah Wilson,  February 2004
Paper No' CASE 079: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; children, families and education; schools and education; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; housing, neighbourhoods and environment; neighbourhoods and communities; regions and area inequalities; area inequalities; england; ethnic segregation; segregation indices; schools; minority group differences; spatial income clustering

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

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

Reviewing the Terms of Inclusion: Transactional processes, currencies and context

Sally Witcher,  April 2003
Paper No' CASE 067: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; disability; inclusion; discrimination; mainstreaming

Continuity and Change in Pathways to Young Adult Disadvantage: Results from a British Birth Cohort

John Hobcraft,  April 2003
Paper No' CASE 066: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; wealth and social mobility; intergenerational and social mobility; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; disability; intergenerational transmission; disadvantage; gender

Tasting Freedom: Happiness, religion and economic transition

Orsolya Lelkes,  August 2002
Paper No' CASE 059: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; health and social care; health; happiness; economic transition; religion; entrepreneurs

Constraint and Opportunity: Identifying Voluntary Non-Employment

Tania Burchardt,  Julian Le Grand,  April 2002
Paper No' CASE 055: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; disability; employment; opportunity; capability; voluntary

The Future of Social Justice in Britain: A New Mission for the Community Legal Service

Jonathan M. Stein,  August 2001
Paper No' CASE 048: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; equality, capabilities and human rights; disability; housing, neighbourhoods and environment; neighbourhoods and communities; legal aid; social justice; community legal services

Satisfaction and Expectations: Attitudes to public services in deprived areas

Bobby Duffy,  December 2000
Paper No' CASE 045: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; housing, neighbourhoods and environment; neighbourhoods and communities; regions and area inequalities; area inequalities; localisation; satisfaction; public services; deprived neighbourhoods

Taxation for the Enabling State

John Hills,  August 2000
Paper No' CASE 041: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; tax; public spending; inequality; public attitudes; redistribution

The Family Gap in Pay: Evidence from Seven Industrialised Countries

Susan Harkness,  Jane Waldfogel,  December 1999
Paper No' CASE 030: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; women's earnings; effects of children on incomes

Fair Shares for All? The development of needs based governmental funding in education, health and housing

Ross Hendry,  November 1998
Paper No' CASE 018: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: children, families and education; schools and education; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; resource allocation; funding formulae; geographical equity

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

Measuring Income Mobility with Dirty Data (published in Ethnic and Racial Studies, 22(3), May 1999)

Frank A Cowell,  Christian Schluter,  November 1998
Paper No' CASE 016: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; income inequalities; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; methodology, concepts and measures; measurement, concepts and measures; mobility measures; robustness; data contamination

Maternity Leave Policies and Women's Employment after Childbirth: Evidence from the United States, Britain and Japan

Masahiro Abe,  Yoshio Higuchi,  Jane Waldfogel,  January 1998
Paper No' CASE 003: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; equality, capabilities and human rights; maternity leave; women's employment