This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Johanna Hornung and Nils Bandelow. Click here to access the open access article. The covid-19 pandemic is not the first crisis that put pressure on national healthcare systems in the 21st- century. Similarly, the financial crisis of 2008 can serve as… Continue reading Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis in Europe: What Can We Learn From the 2008 Financial Crisis?
This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Dario Raspanti and Tatiana Saruis. Click here to access the article. That employers play a role in active labour market policy (ALMP) implementation is often neglected by policy-makers and scholars. Whether they participate in policy design or hire ALMP users, they… Continue reading Trapped into Reverse Asymmetry: Public Employment Services Dealing with Employers
This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Lindsey Appleyard, Carl Packman, Jordon Lazell and Hussan Aslam. Click here to access the article. UK payday loan, or High-Cost, Short-Term Credit (HCSTC), regulation was introduced to prevent consumer harm. However, in our new paper we argue that whilst regulation has… Continue reading Households at the Financial Fringe: Experiences of Declined Payday Loan Applicants
This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Katarina Pitasse Fragoso. Click here to access the article. How should we transfer the means of alleviating poverty to those most in need? Giving in cash seems to be a plausible way. However, most of the programmes, at least in the Global… Continue reading Cash Transfers in the Global South: A Social Justice Perspective
This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Carolin Freier and Monika Senghaas. Click here to access the article. Activation policies focus on promoting employability and labour market participation, emphasising the jobseekers’ active involvement. The public employment services (PES), in particular the counselling and placement of jobseekers undertaken there,… Continue reading How Placement Advisors Use Enhanced Discretion in Public Employment Services