Households at the Financial Fringe: Experiences of Declined Payday Loan Applicants

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Lindsey Appleyard, Carl Packman, Jordon Lazell and Hussan Aslam. Click here to access the article. UK payday loan, or High-Cost, Short-Term Credit (HCSTC), regulation was introduced to prevent consumer harm. However, in our new paper we argue that whilst regulation has… Continue reading Households at the Financial Fringe: Experiences of Declined Payday Loan Applicants

Cash Transfers in the Global South: A Social Justice Perspective

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Katarina Pitasse Fragoso. Click here to access the article. How should we transfer the means of alleviating poverty to those most in need? Giving in cash seems to be a plausible way. However, most of the programmes, at least in the Global… Continue reading Cash Transfers in the Global South: A Social Justice Perspective

How Placement Advisors Use Enhanced Discretion in Public Employment Services

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Carolin Freier and Monika Senghaas. Click here to access the article. Activation policies focus on promoting employability and labour market participation, emphasising the jobseekers’ active involvement. The public employment services (PES), in particular the counselling and placement of jobseekers undertaken there,… Continue reading How Placement Advisors Use Enhanced Discretion in Public Employment Services

Taking a Longer and Deeper View: Social Security Policy and In-Depth Research Over Time

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Jane Millar, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Bath. Click here to access the article. Social policy research often focuses on the here-and-now. In the area of social security research that might include studies of current benefit recipients, how they… Continue reading Taking a Longer and Deeper View: Social Security Policy and In-Depth Research Over Time

Changing Access to Disability Benefits in Australia

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the article. One of the defining features of social welfare systems in most industrialised nations is the provision of financial benefits to people with medical conditions and disabilities that completely or partially restrict the ability to engage in… Continue reading Changing Access to Disability Benefits in Australia