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CASE Blog post
Launch of policy toolkit: poverty and inequality reduction policies

Authored by Irene Bucelli, Abigail McKnight and Kate Summers, this online policy toolkit provides a systematic, wide-ranging and accessible assessment of a variety of policies with a potential 'double dividend': policies that could lead to reductions in both poverty and inequality.

The selection of policies has been informed by a larger research programme, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which has explored the relationship between inequalities and poverty. This research not only identified a positive empirical relationship between poverty and inequality it also reviewed evidence on potential mechanisms that might drive this relationship. To find out more about the statistical relationship and the mechanisms you can read the Overview Report, or download the working papers from the project page

The policy toolkit can be accessed online or a pdf of the toolkit can be accessed here.

Who is it for?
The toolkit has been designed to be a useful aid to anyone interested in policies which reduce poverty and inequality and in particular policies with the potential to have a ‘double dividend’. It has been created with a wide audience in mind, including practitioners, policy-makers, academics and students.

What will it tell me?
The toolkit presents policy options, not recommendations. It analyses policies in terms of their relationship to poverty and inequality, public and political support, type and level of intervention, evidence of effectiveness and cost to government.

How do I use it?
The policies presented in this toolkit are organised in relation to the mechanisms identified in this project as well as by policy area and type of intervention. In total seven mechanisms were identified: (1) Political economy and public awareness; (2) Resource constraints; (3) Spatial disparities; (4) Housing; (5) Life-cycle and intergenerational mechanisms; (6) Crime and the legal system; (7) Labour market mechanisms. Each section of the toolkit examines a selection of policies in relation to drivers within each mechanism. Overall assessments are presented in short summary tables which also provide access to the more detailed information behind each summary.

 


News Posted: 04 February 2020      [Back to the Top]

Podcast
LSE IQ Podcast with Kerris Cooper on knife crime

Exploring the question, 'How do we stop knife crime?', Joanna Bale talks to Kerris Cooper among others, about knife crime, based on CASE SPDO research with Niki Lacey.

You can listen to the podcast here.

The report 'Physical safety and Security: Policies, spending and outcomes 2015-2020' is available to download.

 


News Posted: 17 January 2020      [Back to the Top]

STICERD News
Oriana Bandiera to become Econometrica editor

Professor Oriana Bandiera, Director of STICERD and Sir Anthony Atkinson Chair in Economics, will become Co-Editor of Econometrica from 1 July 2020.

Econometrica is a journal published by the Econometric Society. The journal began in 1933 with the goal of advancing economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics. It publishes original articles in all branches of economics.

For further information, please visit the Econometric Society website.


News Posted: 11 November 2019      [Back to the Top]

CASE Blog post
The Grenfell Inquiry Report gives the government a lot to act on

Anne Power outlines the key recommendations of the Grenfell Inquiry Report, and writes that the government, the London Fire Service, owners of multi-storey residential blocks, and councils must act on the findings.

You can read the blog post on the British Politics and Policy blog here.


News Posted: 07 November 2019      [Back to the Top]