Taking a Longer and Deeper View: Social Security Policy and In-Depth Research Over Time

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Jane Millar, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Bath. Click here to access the article. Social policy research often focuses on the here-and-now. In the area of social security research that might include studies of current benefit recipients, how they… Continue reading Taking a Longer and Deeper View: Social Security Policy and In-Depth Research Over Time

Changing Access to Disability Benefits in Australia

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the article. One of the defining features of social welfare systems in most industrialised nations is the provision of financial benefits to people with medical conditions and disabilities that completely or partially restrict the ability to engage in… Continue reading Changing Access to Disability Benefits in Australia

Understanding the ‘Tipped Minimum Wage’ in the US Restaurant Sector

This blog is based on an artcile in Social Policy and Society. Click here to access the article. Understanding the practice of ‘tipping’ is absolutely essential for understanding service labour in the United States today. The issue of the ‘tipped minimum wage’ lies at the heart of a policy battle raging right now in the… Continue reading Understanding the ‘Tipped Minimum Wage’ in the US Restaurant Sector

Who Deserves What Type of Welfare-to-Work Policy?

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society. Click here to read the Open Access article. Actors and organisations implementing social and labour market policy have a decisive influence on the way social policy looks in practice. The findings from my research among jobcentre advisors in Germany demonstrate that judgements about… Continue reading Who Deserves What Type of Welfare-to-Work Policy?

Restricting Social Security in Britain: The Household Benefit Cap

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the article. The Household Benefit Cap (HBC) in Britain restricts the amount of benefit income an unemployed household can receive. It was announced in 2010 and reduced in value in the 2015 budget. It is important to understand… Continue reading Restricting Social Security in Britain: The Household Benefit Cap