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Director: Professor John Hills

The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) was established in October 1997 with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). That research programme was successfully completed at the end of 2007. The Centre will continue its activities and research into the coming years, however, with support already agreed for a number of new and continuing projects, funded by among others, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Nuffield Foundation. 

CASE is a multi-disciplinary research centre located within the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and benefits from support from STICERD for our core activities, around which we will carry out specific research projects funded from a variety of sources. This support from STICERD and LSE will allow expansion of the Centre’s work into new areas. We are also associated with the School’s Department of Social Policy.

Our focus is on exploration of different dimensions of social disadvantage, particularly from longitudinal and neighbourhood perspectives, and examination of the impact of public policy.

CASE includes the research and consultancy group, LSE Housing. It houses a number of postgraduate research students working on topics connected with its core areas of interest.

It organises regular seminars on empirical and theoretical issues connected with social exclusion, and co-organises the monthly Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminar, supported by the Department for Work and Pensions.

CASE hosts visitors from Britain and overseas, and members of the LSE teaching staff on special sabbatical leave. The Centre publishes a series of discussion papers, CASEpapers, and a series of CASEbriefs, which summarise the research. Particular conferences and activities are summarised in our occasional CASEreports series. These can be downloaded from our internet site.

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