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

Is UK Welfare-to-Work Working? Short Answer: No

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  You can access a version of the article by clicking here.  My article, Welfare Grunters and Workfare Monsters? An Empirical Review of the Operation of Two UK 'Work Programme' Centres, published in the Journal of Social Policy, presents research suggesting that welfare-to-work… Continue reading Is UK Welfare-to-Work Working? Short Answer: No