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Welfare benefits and policy

Research, listed most recent first.

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

Were we really all in it together? The distributional effects of the UK Coalition government's tax-benefit policy changes

Paola De Agostini,  John Hills,  Holly Sutherland,  November 2014
Paper No' SPCCWP10: Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; welfare benefits and policy; pensions; deficit; reduction; cuts; fiscal; benefits; recession; crisis; coalition; tax; social policy in a cold climate; government; universal credit

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

Re-visiting the conceptual framework for public/private boundaries in welfare

Tania Burchardt,  April 2013
Paper No' SPCCRN002: Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; social policy in a cold climate; private welfare

Social Policy in a Cold Climate: A Framework for Analysing the Effects of Social Policy

Tania Burchardt,  John Hills,  Ruth Lupton,  Kitty Stewart,  Polly Vizard,  April 2013
Paper No' SPCCRN001: Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; welfare benefits and policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; public spending; welfare state; coalition; labour; financial crisis; cuts; social policy in a cold climate

What Gives? Household Consumption Patterns and the 'Big Trade Off' with Public Consumption

Francesca Bastagli,  John Hills,  March 2013
Paper No' CASE/170: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; welfare benefits and policy; household consumption; government spending; government consumption; international comparisons

The Shifting Balance of Private and Public Welfare Activity in the United Kingdom, 1979 to 2007

Daniel Edmiston,  December 2011
Paper No' CASE/155: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; welfare benefits and policy; children, families and education; schools and education; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; housing, neighbourhoods and environment; housing; health and social care; health; social care; regions and area inequalities; cities; private provision; public provision; welfare system; public expenditure; health; education; social security; housing; personal care

Fiscal costs of climate mitigation programmes in the UK: A challenge for social policy?

Sam Marden,  Ian Gough,  June 2011
Paper No' CASE/145: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; housing, neighbourhoods and environment; environment, energy efficiency and climate change; carbon mitigation policy; social policy; fiscal competition

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

The Impact of Policy Change on Job Retention and Advancement

Richard Dickens,  Abigail McKnight,  October 2008
Paper No' CASE/134: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; labour market; welfare reform; job retention

Welfare Reform in the United States: Implications for British Social Policy (with commentaries by Kitty Stewart, David Piachaud and Howard Glennerster)

James Midgley,  April 2008
Paper No' CASE/131: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

Summary:
The findings of a number of outcome studies assessing the impact and effectiveness of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are reviewed and commentaries consider how far American experience should be a guide to welfare policy in Britain.


Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; methodology, concepts and measures; measurement, concepts and measures; welfare reform; comparative public policy; united states; uk

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

Exploring the effects of integrated benefit systems and active labour market policies: Evidence from Jobcentre Plus in the UK

Eleni Karagiannaki,  February 2006
Paper No' CASE/107: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; methodology, concepts and measures; measurement, concepts and measures; jobcentre plus; welfare-to-work; non-jobseekers; policy evaluation

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

Jobcentre Plus or Minus? Exploring the performance of Jobcentre Plus for non-jobseekers

Eleni Karagiannaki,  March 2005
Paper No' CASE 097: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; methodology, concepts and measures; measurement, concepts and measures; jobcentre plus; welfare-to-work; non-jobseekers; policy evaluation

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

Public and Private Welfare Activity in the United Kingdom, 1979 to 1999

Rachel Smithies,  March 2005
Paper No' CASE 093: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; welfare benefits and policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; welfare; social spending; privatisation; contracting-out; public provision; private provision

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

Changing Poverty Post-1997

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

Recent Changes in the Distribution of the Social Wage

Tom Sefton,  December 2002
Paper No' CASE 062: 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; social wage; benefits in kind; redistribution; inequality; welfare spending

Welfare Reform and Lone Mothers' Employment in the US

Sheldon Danziger,  Sandra K. Danziger,  Kristin Seefeldt,  Jane Waldfogel,  June 2001
Paper No' CASE 047: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
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; welfare; lone mothers; employment

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

The Evolution of Disability Benefits in the UK: Re-weighting the basket

Tania Burchardt,  June 1999
Paper No' CASE 026: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; disability; disability benefits; welfare reform

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

Thatcherism, New Labour and the Welfare State (chapter in 'New Labour: A turning point in British Politics', H Kastgendiek and R Stimshoff (eds), Philo, 1999)

John Hills,  August 1998
Paper No' CASE 013: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; welfare benefits and policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; welfare state; welfare reform; thatcherism

Social Welfare Systems in East Asia: A Comparative Analysis including Private Welfare

Didier Jacobs,  July 1998
Paper No' CASE 010: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
Tags: employment and income; income inequalities; 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; east asia; japan; korea; taiwan; hong kong; singapore; welfare; private welfare; social security; income distribution; enterprise welfare; family welfare; public expenditure

Boundaries between Public and Private Welfare: a typology and map of services (publ.as Private Welfare and Public Policy, Burchardt, Hills and Propper, Rowntree Foundation, Jan 1999)

Tania Burchardt,  November 1997
Paper No' CASE 002: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; welfare benefits and policy; private welfare; privatisation; government expenditure