All Stick and No Carrot: Balancing Enforcement with Support for Vulnerable Tenants

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society. Click here to access the article. In the last decade, the number of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), houses with private bedrooms but shared facilities such as kitchen and bathroom, in the UK has increased from approximately 300,000 to over 500,000. Representing the… Continue reading All Stick and No Carrot: Balancing Enforcement with Support for Vulnerable Tenants

Cash Transfers, Poverty and Covid-19 in Mexico

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy. Click here to access the article. Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes have been implemented in several countries to promote capacity development for people in poverty. CCTs have had different effects in the reduction of poverty and inequality; in Argentina,… Continue reading Cash Transfers, Poverty and Covid-19 in Mexico

Explaining Support for Universal Basic Income

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  Click here to access the article. The Swiss basic income referendum of 2016 and the Finnish basic income experiment of 2017-2018 attracted considerable attention worldwide, and recently a growing number of researchers and policy makers are considering universal basic income (UBI) schemes… Continue reading Explaining Support for Universal Basic Income

Social Support Networks: A New Safety Net in the Covid-19 Crisis?

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society.  Click hereto access the article. The covid-19 pandemic has had traumatic impacts on many people’s lives, whether through illness, bereavement, loss of earnings, or the ongoing pressure of lockdown. In such times, support from friends and family can be crucial, particularly for those… Continue reading Social Support Networks: A New Safety Net in the Covid-19 Crisis?

Ecosocial Innovation: Lessons for Labour Market Policies

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy.  Click here to access the article. The covid-19 crisis is causing a drastic rise of unemployment rates around Europe. Instead of using just old recipes the crisis could also be the starting point for an ecosocial transition in labour… Continue reading Ecosocial Innovation: Lessons for Labour Market Policies