Engaging Employers in Recruiting People with Disabilities

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society. Click here to read the Open Access article. Welfare-to-work policies and scholars have paid surprisingly little attention to the role of employers in promoting jobseekers’ labour-market participation. Although employers are gate-keepers to the labour market, welfare-to-work policies mainly focused on making jobseekers ‘job… Continue reading Engaging Employers in Recruiting People with Disabilities

Can Welfare Conditionality Be Balanced With Co-Creation?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the article. Sometimes movies can capture a social problem more accurately than any written words. If you have seen the movie “Daniel Blake” by Ken Loach, the viewer shares the frustration of Daniels when he writes “I Daniel… Continue reading Can Welfare Conditionality Be Balanced With Co-Creation?

Over-Indebtedness is Not Just Poverty

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society. Click here to access the article. European countries are now gearing up their welfare state institutions to alleviate the devastating consequences of the economic fall-out due to covid-19. In this new era, it is imperative for policymakers and practitioners to understand the difference… Continue reading Over-Indebtedness is Not Just Poverty

First the Grub, then the Morals: Explaining Support for Activation Policies

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the article. Despite demanding active labour market policies (ALMPs) characterising the recent history of European welfare states, their popularity amongst the public remains largely unexplored. Demanding ALMPs are based on the idea that individuals are responsible for their… Continue reading First the Grub, then the Morals: Explaining Support for Activation Policies

An (Un)conditional Basic Income? Justifications of Basic Income and Work Conditionality

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy. Click here to access the article. There is one defining feature of universal basic income (UBI) that sets this policy proposal apart from most existing social security systems: its unconditionality. This means that a UBI would be given to… Continue reading An (Un)conditional Basic Income? Justifications of Basic Income and Work Conditionality