Hybrid Entitlement: How Welfare Recipients Perceive Their Rights in a Neoliberal Era

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Einat Lavee. Click here to access the article. Today, when many Western countries have adopted welfare programmes based on a neoliberal ideology that reduces state responsibility for citizens’ well-being, how are low-income people’s perceptions of entitlement affected? Interviews with 76 welfare recipients in… Continue reading Hybrid Entitlement: How Welfare Recipients Perceive Their Rights in a Neoliberal Era

Who Excludes? Young People’s Experience of Social Exclusion

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Gerry Redmond, Gill Main, Alexander O'Donnell, Jennifer Skattebol, Richard Woodman, Anna Mooney, Joanna Wang, Sabera Turkmani, Catherine Thomson and Fiona Brooks. Click here to access the article. While the term ‘social exclusion’ is no longer used in official policy discourses in… Continue reading Who Excludes? Young People’s Experience of Social Exclusion

Does Migration Regulation Create Additional Employment Disadvantages for Migrant Care Workers?

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Sara Charlesworth and Jennifer Malone. Click here to access the article. Evidence of the relatively poorer work conditions experienced by many migrant care workers is now well-established across the OECD. However, the role migration regulation plays in shaping access to employment protections… Continue reading Does Migration Regulation Create Additional Employment Disadvantages for Migrant Care Workers?

How Much Power Do Private Companies Have in Long-Term Care?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Julien Mercille and Nicholas O'Neill. Click here to access the article. The covid-19 pandemic has focused attention on older people and long-term care. For example, nursing homes have been at the centre of pandemic measures to protect more vulnerable citizens. Home… Continue reading How Much Power Do Private Companies Have in Long-Term Care?

Creaming by Motivation in an Insourced Supported Employment Service

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Heidi Moen Gjersøe and Anne Hege Strand. Click here to access the article. Employer engagement is increasingly emphasised in the context of efforts to bring more disadvantaged people into work. One specific approach of employer engagement is Supported Employment, in which… Continue reading Creaming by Motivation in an Insourced Supported Employment Service