Fundraising for the NHS: Policy and Practice in Scotland

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Ellen Stewart and Kathy Dodworth. Click here to access the article. Public fundraising for the NHS – via official ‘NHS Charities’ – grew exponentially during the covid-19 pandemic. NHS Charities Together’s Urgent Covid-19 Appeal raised around £150 million. However the precise… Continue reading Fundraising for the NHS: Policy and Practice in Scotland

Voluntary Work: A Form of Resisting Stigma?

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Uisce Jordan. Click here to read the article. Men unable to work due to their mental health face a multitude of challenges. There is stigma related to both mental illness and welfare status, which can be experienced separately as well as intersect. In the… Continue reading Voluntary Work: A Form of Resisting Stigma?

How Do People Respond to Later Retirement Ages? Evidence from Austria and Germany

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy by Lisa Schmidthuber, Charlotte Fechter, Heike Schröder and Moritz Hess. Click here to access the article. The paper considers the relationship between welfare reforms and individual retirement behaviour in Austria and Germany. In doing so it evaluates how specific… Continue reading How Do People Respond to Later Retirement Ages? Evidence from Austria and Germany

Informal Welfare in Low-Income Countries

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy by Zahid Mumtaz and Peter Whiteford. Click here to access the article. Low-income countries are confronted with fiscal constraints that restrict their capacity to provide welfare to their populations. As a result, informal networks - such as immediate and… Continue reading Informal Welfare in Low-Income Countries