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A Better State of Welfare: A symposium in honour of John Hills

Published/Broadcast 9 July 2021

A symposium was held on 9th of July 2021 in honour of John Hills as part of the Social Policy Association conference.
Following opening remarks by Professor Julian Le Grand, four former doctoral students of the late Professor John Hills discussed aspects of their subsequent work that had been inspired and informed by him.

  • Dr Francesca Bastagli, Director of Equity and Social Policy at the Overseas Development Institute, considered Universal child benefits: concepts, evidence and Practice.
  • Dr Ellie Suh from the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, talked about Social origin and wealth mobility: the case of Britain’s younger generation.
  • Dr Ben Baumberg Geiger, senior lecturer at the University of Kent, discussed Performing trustworthiness: The ‘credibility work’ of prominent social scientists.
  • Dr Tania Burchardt, associate director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics, considered The state of welfare over 46 years.

The video recording of the symposium is available on Youtube here.