Welfare Beyond Social Rights: How Charities Are Stepping Up to Aid Non-Citizens in Sweden

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Johan Vamstad and Magnus Karlsson. Click here to access the article. Sweden and the other Nordic countries have come to represent a particular type of social democratic, universal welfare state in literature on social policy. Much of the more recent literature however… Continue reading Welfare Beyond Social Rights: How Charities Are Stepping Up to Aid Non-Citizens in Sweden

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Child Support in Shared Care Cases: Do Child Support Policies Reflect Family Policy Models?

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Mia Hakovirta, Daniel Meyer and Christine Skinner. Click here to access the article. Increasingly, parents in separated families equally share the care of their children post-separation. Recent estimates of shared care are around 35 per cent of divorcing parents, for instance in Belgium,… Continue reading Child Support in Shared Care Cases: Do Child Support Policies Reflect Family Policy Models?

“Oldies at the Bottom of the Grim Reaper Hierarchy” During the Covid-19 Pandemic

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Gemma Carney, Stephanie Maguire and Bronagh Byrne. Click here to access the article. Writing in the Times in March 2020, Janice Turner concluded that in the grim reaper hierarchy of the coronavirus pandemic, older people were at the bottom. With the… Continue reading “Oldies at the Bottom of the Grim Reaper Hierarchy” During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Can Social Investment Policies Increase Labour Market Participation? Analysing Policy Interplay

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Vincent Bakker and Olaf van Vliet. Click here to access the article. Now that many countries are confronted with tight labour markets, policymakers are looking for solutions to fill the growing numbers of vacancies. Several policy directions are being considered, such… Continue reading Can Social Investment Policies Increase Labour Market Participation? Analysing Policy Interplay

The Problem With Troubled Families: Rethinking the “120,000” Troubled Families Statistic

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Matt Barnes and Andy Ross. Click here to access the article. Introduction In the aftermath of the 2011 England riots, the then Prime Minister David Cameron referred to a ‘small number of families as the source of a large number of problems… Continue reading The Problem With Troubled Families: Rethinking the “120,000” Troubled Families Statistic