Howard Glennerster's current research interests are:
- The economics and finance of health education and long term care and other aspects of social welfare
- The allocation of resources between areas
- The history of social policy
- The comparative study of social policy especially in respect to the United States
Howard's latest projects include:
- A review of the funding and productivity of UK education in recent years
- Social exclusion in 12 deprived areas of England and Wales. See the CASE web site
Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes Research Notes
The post war welfare state: stages and disputes
12 August 2020
It has been suggested that the COVID epidemic, and its profound economic and social consequences, may produce major changes in the dominant ideas that help set the boundaries to social action. This note reflects on sig... Read more...
Richard Titmuss: Forty years on
18 February 2014
Richard Titmuss was one of the world’s leading public analysts and philosophers. He was highly influential in shaping the post-war welfare state and created the subject we now call social policy. What would he make of th... Read more...
A Wealth Tax Abandoned: The role of the UK Treasury 1974-6
01 June 2011
The distribution of wealth is widening in many countries and with it the importance of inherited wealth. In 1974 a Labour Government came to power in the United Kingdom committed to introducing an annual wealth tax. It l... Read more...
Reducing the Risks to Health: The role of social protection Report of the Social Protection Task Group for the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England Post 2010
01 June 2009
We demonstrate that the introduction of social protection systems as well as their generosity and coverage have significant impacts on health. Who receives the benefits within the household affects the health outcomes fo... Read more...
Tibor Barna: The redistributive impact of taxes and social policies in the UK: 1937-2005
01 December 2006
Regular annual studies made by the Office of National Statistics in the UK are intended to show how far taxing household incomes and giving benefits in cash and kind to households redistributes income from rich to poor. ... Read more...
United Kingdom Education 1997-2001
01 November 2001
This paper reviews the achievements of the Labour Government's education policy between 1997 and 2001. Tony Blair claimed that his Government would make education a priority. The first part of the paper reviews the scale... Read more...