This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the full article. Globalisation is a defining feature of today’s economies and a great deal of research has analysed how globalisation affects welfare states. Does it undermine social protection because countries enter a global tax competition that forces… Continue reading Globalisation and the Welfare State: Is More Education What People Really Want?
This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the full article. Unemployment benefit reforms that make it harder and more onerous to claim benefits have been commonplace across the economically advanced democracies. The fact that this trend toward “getting tough on unemployment” has been so pervasive,… Continue reading Why Countries “Get Tough on the Workshy”
This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society. Click here to access the full article. EU discourse and its economic policy instruments limit democratic debate by marginalising anti-capitalist arguments. This is problematic as democracy benefits from and is constituted by open deliberation. It is even more problematic when we consider the… Continue reading Does the EU Skew Democratic Debate About Capitalism?
This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. To access the article click here. In April 2015, the UK introduced Shared Parental Leave (SPL), allowing mothers to transfer parts of their maternity leave to their partners. The policy aims to improve fathers’ access to parental leave, which has traditionally been… Continue reading Shared Parental Leave: Take-Up Barriers and Inequality Risks
This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. To access the article click here. In this study, I examine how low-income single mothers in Israel respond to pension policies that create inequality between the privileged and underprivileged. My aim is to demonstrate how these women respond to the demand for… Continue reading Does Paid Work Guarantee a Secure Retirement? Low-income Single Mothers and Policy Imperatives of Welfare-to-Work Programmes in Israel