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Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes Research Paper
Public and private welfare activity in England, 1979 to 2019.
Mary Reader and Tania Burchardt
This paper offers an empirical account of the changing landscape of private and public welfare activity in England over the forty years prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. It forms a part of the Social Policies and Distribut...Read more...
4 January 2023
Public and Private Welfare Activity in England
Polina Obolenskaya and Tania Burchardt
This paper is the latest in a series of publications documenting the shifting boundaries of private and public welfare activity for the years 1979/80, 1995/96, 1999/00 and 2007/08, and now 2013/14. It records who finance...Read more...
8 July 2016
Social Policy in a Cold Climate: policies and their consequences since the crisis
Edited by Ruth Lupton, Tania Burchardt, John Hills, Kitty Stewart and Polly Vizard
A new book published by Policy Press offers a data-rich, evidence-based analysis of the impact government policies from 2007/08 to 2015 have had on inequality and on the delivery of services such as health, education...Read more...
20 April 2016
SPCC Research Note
Re-visiting the conceptual framework for public/private boundaries in welfare
Under the Conservative administration 1979-1997, there was considerable debate about the boundaries of the welfare state: what should be provided by the state, what could or should be provided through the market, what mi...Read more...
1 May 2013
The Shifting Balance of Private and Public Welfare Activity in the United Kingdom, 1979 to 2007
The balance between private and public sectors in welfare activity in the UK has been documented by Burchardt (1997) and Smithies (2005) for three time periods; 1979/1980, 1995/1996 and 1999/2000. The existing evidence s...Read more...
1 December 2011
Pension Policy in EU25 and its Possible Impact on Elderly Poverty
Asghar Zaidi, Aaron George Grech and Michael Fuchs
This paper reviews changes in pension policies in EU countries between 1995 and 2005 and describes how they might affect risk of poverty for future pensioner populations. The pension landscape in Europe has changed consi...Read more...
Public and Private Welfare Activity in the United Kingdom, 1979 to 1999
This paper analyses the shifting balance between public sector and private sector welfare provision in the United Kingdom over the past two decades. Five sectors – education, health, personal social services, housing, an...Read more...
Theoretical Economics Paper
Self-Confidence and Survival
We consider the impact of history on the survival of a monopolist selling single units in discrete time periods, whose quality is learned slowly. If the seller learns her own quality at the same rate as customers, a suff...Read more...
Development Economics Paper
Private Investment and Political Uncertainty
Recent theoretical and empirical work has demonstrated a clear negative link between macroeconomic and political uncertainty and levels of private investment across countries. This result raises the question what institu...Read more...
Social Welfare Systems in East Asia: A Comparative Analysis including Private Welfare
This paper is an overview of the social welfare systems of five East Asian countries, namely Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. It analyses the overall costs of welfare as well as income distribution aspects,...Read more...
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)
This paper develops a typology of welfare services and attempts to illustrate its use in clarifying discussions about the privatisation of welfare and in analysing changes in expenditure. A third dimension, which concern...Read more...