‘Reproducing the Stereotypes’: Family Complexity, Resource Scarcity and Social Work Decision-Making

This blog is based on an article published in Social Policy and Society.  Click here to access the article. Families are diversifying, but cuts to key support services are making it harder for agencies to respond to this when working with families. The last decade has seen rises in single parent families, cohabiting (unmarried) parents,… Continue reading ‘Reproducing the Stereotypes’: Family Complexity, Resource Scarcity and Social Work Decision-Making

An Idea Whose Time Has Come? The Return of Universal Basic Income

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  You can access the article by clicking here.  A version of this blog was first published at In the Long Run. Universal Basic Income (UBI) is perhaps the most talked-about idea in British social policy today. Over the last five years, the… Continue reading An Idea Whose Time Has Come? The Return of Universal Basic Income

Activating Employers in Active Labour Market Policies

This blog is based on an article published in Social Policy and Society.  You can access the full article here. Why do some employers participate in the implementation of active labour market policies (ALMPs), whilst others do not? How do they participate and what benefits do they derive from their participation? We know too little… Continue reading Activating Employers in Active Labour Market Policies

Age War as the New Class War? A Media Analysis

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  You can read an open access version of the article by clicking here. My paper examines representations of intergenerational injustice that feature prominently in both the contemporary UK media and beyond, focusing on the Guardian newspaper. I argue that such articles constitute both… Continue reading Age War as the New Class War? A Media Analysis