Unequal Social Protection in the United States: How Do Unemployment Insurance Programmes Vary Across States?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  Click here to access the article. The mass and prolonged unemployment resulting from the Great Recession challenged the Unemployment Insurance (UI) systems in many countries. In the wake of the Great Recession, EU member states have debated over the establishment of a… Continue reading Unequal Social Protection in the United States: How Do Unemployment Insurance Programmes Vary Across States?

The Cards You’re Dealt: Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience and Youth Policy in Scotland

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society.  To access the full article click here. The Scottish Government has stated its intention of making Scotland the first ‘ACE-aware’ nation. Preventing and reducing ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and the desire to build resilience, is now solidly secured in Scottish policy rhetoric and… Continue reading The Cards You’re Dealt: Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience and Youth Policy in Scotland

Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Not the Answer for Policy

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society.  To access the article click here. The term Adverse Childhood Experiences – more popularly known as ACEs - refers to abuse and household stress. The idea has increasing traction as the way forward for policy and practice in the childhood, family and public… Continue reading Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Not the Answer for Policy

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Aotearoa New Zealand: An Implicitly Racist Tool?

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society.  Click here to access the article. Programmes that aim to address child abuse and neglect always have at their heart good intentions, however they are not always as benign as they are presented. In Aotearoa New Zealand, as in other countries, there has… Continue reading Adverse Childhood Experiences in Aotearoa New Zealand: An Implicitly Racist Tool?

Basic Income in Finland: How Did a Radical Idea Become Mainstream?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy  To access the article click here. Finland’s world-famous basic income experiment ended in December 2018. For many, it came as a surprise that the centre-right coalition government led by PM Juha Sipilä was committed to experiment a policy that has been depicted… Continue reading Basic Income in Finland: How Did a Radical Idea Become Mainstream?