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The sins of the parents: Conceptualising adult-oriented reforms to family policy
Kitty Stewart, Ruth Patrick and Aaron Reeves
A core element of a welfare state is the support that is provided to families with children, in recognition of the additional needs that dependent children create. Variation in the design, generosity and implementation o...Read more...
31 January 2023
The two-child limit & ‘choices’ over family size: When policy presentation collides with lived experiences
Kate Andersen and Ruth Patrick
The two-child limit restricts the child element in Universal Credit and Tax Credits to two children in a household (for children born after April 2017). One objective of the two-child limit is to influence the fertility ...Read more...
15 June 2022
A time of need: Exploring the changing poverty risk facing larger families in the UK
Kitty Stewart, Aaron Reeves and Ruth Patrick
Child poverty in the UK has seen rapid change over the last two decades, broadly falling from the late 1990s until 2012/13 and rising since then. As a result, child poverty rates converged with rates of poverty for worki...Read more...
28 July 2021
Did the introduction of the benefit cap in Britain harm mental health? A natural experiment approach
Aaron Reeves, Mark Fransham, Kitty Stewart and Ruth Patrick
In November 2016, the UK government announced they would be lowering the benefit cap, the total amount a family with no-one in full-time employment can receive from the government in social security. This policy change r...Read more...
26 November 2020