Why Democracy Matters: The Origins of Conditional Cash Transfers in Brazil and Mexico

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy. Click here to access the article. Research on the relationship between democracy and social policy is important to understand if democratic regimes can generate better results for the welfare of the society. There are several ways in which the… Continue reading Why Democracy Matters: The Origins of Conditional Cash Transfers in Brazil and Mexico

Rice and Sugar Subsidies Are Not Associated With Improvements in Child Nutritional Outcomes in India

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the article. As countries around the globe struggle to feed their populations in the midst of record unemployment, food system disruptions, and physical distancing associated with the covid-19 pandemic, careful consideration of the long-term consequences of social protection… Continue reading Rice and Sugar Subsidies Are Not Associated With Improvements in Child Nutritional Outcomes in India

Alternative Welfare Providers and Intra-National Welfare Regimes

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy. Click here to access the article. Most of our non-social policy colleagues must be drained of listening about welfare regimes and welfare mixes. The fact is that since Esping-Andersen’s pioneer work on the worlds of welfare capitalism, we can… Continue reading Alternative Welfare Providers and Intra-National Welfare Regimes

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