Ian Gough's current research interests are:
- climate change and social policy
- political economy of welfare states
- human needs and well-being
- welfare regimes in developing countries
Ian's latest projects include:
Living on Different Incomes in London: Can public consensus identify a 'riches line'?
14 February 2020
Abigail Davis, Katharina Hecht, Tania Burchardt, Ian Gough, Donald Hirsch, Karen Rowlingson and Kate Summers
London is home to vast and visible economic inequality, where the richest 10 per cent own 61 per cent of overall wealth, while at the same time four in ten Londoners do not earn enough for what is considered by the publi... Read more...
SUMMARY – Living on Different Incomes in London: Can public consensus identify a 'riches line'?
14 February 2020
Tania Burchardt, Abigail Davis, Ian Gough, Katharina Hecht, Donald Hirsch, Karen Rowlingson and Kate Summers
There is widespread public and political concern about economic inequality in the UK today but relatively little research exploring people’s opinions about high incomes, wealth and what it means to be rich. This innovati... Read more...
Climate Change and Sustainable Welfare: An Argument for the Centrality of Human Needs
30 July 2014
Since climate change threatens human wellbeing across the globe and into the future, we require a concept of wellbeing that encompasses an equivalent ambit. This paper argues that only a concept of human need can do the ... Read more...
The distribution of total greenhouse gas emissions by households in the UK, and some implications for social policy
01 July 2011
Ian Gough, Saamah Abdallah, Victoria Johnson, Josh Ryan-Collins and Cindy Smith
This paper maps the distribution of total direct and embodied emissions of greenhouse gases by households in the UK and goes on to analyse their main drivers. Previous research has studied the distribution of direct emis... Read more...
Fiscal costs of climate mitigation programmes in the UK: A challenge for social policy?
01 June 2011
Samuel Marden and Ian Gough
This paper asks whether the policies and programmes enacted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will compete with other goals of public policy, in particular social policy goals. The Climate Change Act 2008 has ... Read more...