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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...
27 April 2023
SPDO Knowledge Exchange Brief
Layers of engagement: learning from the Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes research programme public engagement exercise
Tania Burchardt, Bert Provan and Kerris Cooper
The purpose of this note is to share with the research community the lessons we feel we have learned from a public engagement exercise that we undertook, in collaboration with Sense about Science, as part of the Social P...Read more...
24 August 2022
Children and Families Seeking Asylum in the UK
This CASEBrief provides a summary of new administrative data on children and families seeking asylum in the UK and those receiving support from the Home Office under the Asylum Support system. Much of the recent debate o...Read more...
28 October 2021
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
Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes Research Paper
The Conservative Governments’ Record on Social Security: Policies, Spending and Outcomes, May 2015 to pre-COVID 2020
Kerris Cooper and John Hills
This paper uses the Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes framework to evaluate how social security policies evolved, how public spending changed, the effects of these on the generosity of the system, and evidence ...Read more...
23 February 2021
Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes Overview Paper
The Conservative Governments' Record on Social Policy from May 2015 to pre-COVID 2020: Policies, Spending and Outcomes
This overview report provides an assessment of social policy developments under the three Conservative Governments that were in power between May 2015 and the eve of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. The report provid...Read more...
22 February 2021
Money and Meaning: How working-age social security benefit recipients understand and use their money
This CASEBrief summarises Kate Summers’ doctoral research. The research aimed to develop a detailed picture of how working-age social security benefit recipients understand and use their money. Forty-three indepth, quali...Read more...
13 December 2018
Benefit `myths'? The accuracy and inaccuracy of public beliefs about the benefits system
Ben Baumberg Geiger
There is a widespread assumption that increasingly negative public attitudes to the benefits system are due to ‘myths’ held by the British public. However, there is little prior research on whether the public believe the...Read more...
17 October 2016
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
SPCC Working Paper
Were we really all in it together? The distributional effects of the 2010-2015 UK Coalition government's tax-benefit policy changes: an end-of-term update
Paola De Agostini, John Hills and Holly Sutherland
This paper examines the distributional impacts of the changes to benefits, tax credits, pensions and direct taxes between the UK Elections in May 2010 and in May 2015. It also looks ahead to the longer-term effects of ch...Read more...
1 September 2015
Labour's Record on Cash Transfers, Poverty, Inequality and the Lifecycle 1997 - 2010
Cash transfers (benefits and tax credits) are crucial to the way that inequalities develop over time. This paper looks at how Labour’s aims, policies and achievements on poverty and inequality related to its reforms of a...Read more...
1 August 2013
How best to measure pension adequacy
Aaron George Grech
Though the main benchmark used to assess pension reforms continues to be the expected resulting fall in future government spending, the impact of policy changes on pension adequacy is increasingly coming to the fore. As ...Read more...
1 April 2013
Evaluating the possible impact of pension reforms on future living standards in Europe
Aaron George Grech
Successive reforms enacted since the 1990s have dramatically changed Europe’s pensions landscape. This paper tries to assess the impact of recent reforms on the ability of systems to alleviate poverty and maintain living...Read more...
1 May 2012
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
Assessing the sustainability of pension reforms in Europe
Aaron George Grech
Spurred by the ageing transition, many governments have made wide-ranging reforms, dramatically changing Europe's pensions landscape. Nevertheless there remain concerns about future costs, while unease about adequacy is ...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
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...
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...
The Social Protection of Rural Workers in the Construction Industry in Urban China
Bingqin Li and Huamin Peng
The construction industry is important for Chinese rural to urban migrants. Over 90% of urban construction workers are rural migrants, and over a third of all rural migrants work in construction. The construction industr...Read more...
From Beveridge to Turner: Demography, Distribution and the Future of Pensions in the UK
This article outlines the recommendations of the UK Pensions Commission, and the data and analysis on which they were based, including projections of demographic change, trends in private pension saving, and evolution of...Read more...
The Economic Basis of Social Class
John H Goldthorpe and Abigail McKnight
In this paper we adopt a theory of class positions based on employment relations to assess what implications individuals¿ class positions have for their economic life. In particular we consider economic security (the ris...Read more...
Inclusion or Insurance? National Insurance and the future of the contributory principle
This paper examines the decline of National Insurance in Britain, as witnessed by its declining share of all social security spending and the steady dilution of the ¿contributory principle¿ on which it was originally bas...Read more...
Low Inequality with Low Redistribution? An analysis of income distribution in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan compared to Britain
This article is a comparative analysis of the sources of income inequality in four countries, namely Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. It relies upon decompositions of inequality measures by population g...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...