If I [Take] Leave, Will You Stay? Paternity Leave and Relationship Stability

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  Click here to access the article. Policymakers, academics, and the general public are increasingly interested in parental leave policies. The increased interest in parental leave is particularly notable in the United States – the only high-income country without a national statutory paid… Continue reading If I [Take] Leave, Will You Stay? Paternity Leave and Relationship Stability

The Shame of Progress: Devaluing People Experiencing Poverty in China

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  Click here to access the article.  China has undoubtedly developed beyond recognition in the 40 years since marketisation and ‘opening up’ began transforming China into a ‘socialist market economy’.  China’s version of capitalism, which is tightly controlled by the state, has in… Continue reading The Shame of Progress: Devaluing People Experiencing Poverty in China

How Much Does Private Schooling Raise Your Pay, and Does It Make You Give More to the Community?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  Click here to access the full article. Private schools find themselves in the news lately, more than they usually are. Boris Johnson has become the fifth Old Etonian prime minister since the war, and appointed a cabinet in which nearly two-thirds are… Continue reading How Much Does Private Schooling Raise Your Pay, and Does It Make You Give More to the Community?

Identifying Pathways to Significant Pension Reform

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the article. Pension reforms have been a top public policy priority in advanced industrialized countries because of population ageing and the impact of projected increased pension spending on government budgets. Yet, while all countries have engaged in pension… Continue reading Identifying Pathways to Significant Pension Reform

Bringing Women on Board(s) to Create ‘Women-Friendly’ Workplaces

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  Click here to access the article. While debates on bringing more women onto companies’ boards have raged for many years, they have really gained traction since the early-2010s. Arguments in favour of gender-diverse boards generally focus on the business case or justice… Continue reading Bringing Women on Board(s) to Create ‘Women-Friendly’ Workplaces