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New blog post: A half-baked early years funding policy risks negatively impacting children

While the Chancellor’s pledge to invest in early years childcare is a positive step, there remain serious questions about whether the resources are sufficient, and whether the current funding and provision model is the best one available. Policymaking on the fly is not the way to develop services that work for young children and their families, argues Kitty Stewart in this LSE British Politics and Policy new blog post

News Posted: 20 March 2023      [Back to the Top]

Upcoming event: Of Boys and Men: New challenges for gender equality

Hosted by the International Inequalities Institute

Thursday 23 March 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Online and in-person public event. The Auditorium, Centre Building.

Dr Richard V. Reeves, Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and Director of the Future of the Middle Class Initiative, Brookings Institution
Dr Abigail McKnight, Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), LSE

Professor Nicola Lacey, School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy, LSE Law School

Profound economic and social changes of recent decades have left many men at a disadvantage in areas like higher education. Many previous attempts to treat this condition have made the same fatal mistake - of viewing the problems of men as a problem with men. In his new book, Richard V Reeves explores how the male malaise is the result of deep structural challenges and societal issues. Richard draws on a careful analysis of social, economic, and demographic trends; current discussions on gender in psychology, public policy, economics and sociology; as well as on interviews with men and women, girls and boys.

To attend in-person: See here for further details. No ticket or pre-registration is required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

To attend online: Register for this event on Zoom.

News Posted: 16 March 2023      [Back to the Top]

Dr Kitty Stewart has been appointed as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Congratulations to Dr Kitty Stewart, Associate Director of CASE and Associate Professor of Social Policy, has been newly conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences following her nomination by the Social Policy Association. The Academy’s Fellowship is made up of distinguished individuals from academic, public, private and third sectors, across the full spectrum of the social sciences. Academy Fellows are conferred following an independent peer review process by the Academy’s Nominations Committee which recognises their excellence, impact, and wider contributions.

SPA Chair, Professor Ann Marie Gray said: “We are delighted Dr Kitty Stewart has been appointed as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences following her nomination by the Social Policy Association. This is deserving recognition of the excellence of her work and her substantial contribution to the social sciences for public benefit.” The Academy of Social Sciences’ press release and list of all Spring 2023 Fellowship appointments can be read here.

News Posted: 13 March 2023      [Back to the Top]

Child Poverty Solutions For Finland - a review of international policies in selected countries

CASE was commissioned by the Itla Children’s Foundation in Finland to conduct a review of published international evidence on policies and programmes designed to reduce child poverty. Child income poverty rates in Finland are low by international standards but concerns about elevated risks for some groups of children remain - in particular children of migrants, children in larger families and children in lone parent families. This review, by Irene Bucelli and Abigail McKnight set out to explore the effectiveness and relevance of child poverty solutions adopted in other countries. Read the review here.



News Posted: 07 March 2023      [Back to the Top]

Intergenerational support: evidence briefing

A new Intergenerational support: evidence briefing summarises key findings on practical and financial exchanges between parents and their adult children, and sets out policy implications. This is based on work by Eleni Karagiannaki, Tania Burchardt and others on a project led by Fiona Steele (Department of Statistics, LSE. Read the briefing here.

News Posted: 01 March 2023      [Back to the Top]

Community groups are a lifeline in the cost-of-living crisis

New research from LSE Housing has shown that many community groups originally set up to provide support during the pandemic have become a central part of the local response to the cost-of-living crisis.  These organisations are doing incredible work in communities, but are often volunteer-led, with limited funding. Yet statutory services are relying on them more and more to provide food, clothing and other essentials during the Cost-of-Living crisis. Read more in the British Politics and Policy at LSE blog here

The full research report by Ellie Benton and Anne Power, Community Responses to the Cost-of-Living Crisis can be found here.


News Posted: 17 February 2023      [Back to the Top]