This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society. To access the article click here. Finland’s world-famous basic income experiment ended in December 2018. For many, it came as a surprise that the centre-right coalition government led by PM Juha Sipilä was committed to experiment a policy that has been depicted by… Continue reading Basic Income in Finland: How Did a Radical Idea Become Mainstream?
This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. To access a full version click here. Are people who want the government to reduce inequality trying to help the poor, or are they just looking for a free lunch? Are those opposed to redistribution worried about the economy, or are they… Continue reading Explaining Other People’s Stances on Inequality
This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the full version of the article. Among policymakers in Europe, publicly funded employment subsidies are an increasingly popular tool to increase the employment or earnings of selected groups of workers. Research on the politics behind these programmes has… Continue reading The Politics is in the Detail: How Policy-Makers in Europe Make Use of Employment Subsidies
This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. To access the full article click here. What does attending playgroup have in common with getting off drugs? The government thinks threatening to take away your welfare payments will help you do both. Internationally the payment of welfare benefits is increasingly being… Continue reading How Much Behavioural Conditionality is Too Much?
This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the full article. We live in a globalised world where people travel much more and economies are linked. Despite this, our research shows that major differences in welfare provision remain, and that people in different countries want their… Continue reading Do People Want Their Welfare States to Converge?