‘It’s Not Just About a Rainbow Lanyard’: Are Laws Enough to Prevent Discrimination Against Trans People Experiencing Homelessness?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Edith England. Click here to access the article. Equality laws, such as the British Equality Act 2010, mean that public services must not discriminate against trans people. This matters because it gives trans people a right to use services and means… Continue reading ‘It’s Not Just About a Rainbow Lanyard’: Are Laws Enough to Prevent Discrimination Against Trans People Experiencing Homelessness?

Relational Support and the Coping Strategies of Low-Income Households: Policy Lessons

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by David Young. Click here to access the article. The covid-19 pandemic has reminded us of the importance of individuals and families having enough money to tide them over during difficult periods. While income adequacy is rightly the centre of this debate,… Continue reading Relational Support and the Coping Strategies of Low-Income Households: Policy Lessons

Global Policy Response and Decision-Making in Times of Crisis

This blog is partially based on an article in the Social Policy and Society by Esuna Dugarova. Click here to access the article. The covid-19 pandemic has deepened the multidimensional crisis with adverse effects on gender equality. Women have borne the brunt of the economic and social fallout of the pandemic due to pre-existing inequalities.… Continue reading Global Policy Response and Decision-Making in Times of Crisis

Belong To What? Contribute What? Respondents’ Differing Conceptions Of How To Become Deserving Of Welfare

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Andreas Michael Østerby-Jørgensen. Click here to access the article. People tend to think that some are more deserving of welfare than others. They would, for instance, think that people who belong to the same community as themselves would be more deserving… Continue reading Belong To What? Contribute What? Respondents’ Differing Conceptions Of How To Become Deserving Of Welfare

Basic Income and Neoliberalism’s Legitimization Crisis

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Tom McDowell. Click here to access the article. The covid-19 pandemic has brought the need for enhanced income supplements into acute focus. As governments have responded to the crisis with emergency cash support, calls have grown louder for these programmes to… Continue reading Basic Income and Neoliberalism’s Legitimization Crisis