Freedom and Gender Equality: Friend or Foe?

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Lucie Novotná. Click here to access the article. In recent decades, the concept of gender equality takes prime in social policy theory and practice. Gender equality, in all its possible interpretations, problematizes the boundary between public and private. Its aim is to… Continue reading Freedom and Gender Equality: Friend or Foe?

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Universal Basic Services and the Cost-of-Living Crisis

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Anna Coote. Click here to access the article. As the cost-of-living crisis escalates, policymakers on all sides are casting about for ways to ease the pain.  Hand-outs to low-income households? Price caps? Higher wages? Refusal to pay energy bills? Tax cuts? Some have… Continue reading Universal Basic Services and the Cost-of-Living Crisis

From Slogan to Achievement: Analysing Age-Friendly Strategies Through Co-Creation and Co-Production

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Martin Zuniga, Tine Buffel and Felix Arrieta. Click here to access the article. The demographic transition which European societies are undergoing, characterised by the growth in numbers and proportion of people aged 60 and over, has brought issues related to ageing and… Continue reading From Slogan to Achievement: Analysing Age-Friendly Strategies Through Co-Creation and Co-Production

Family Intervention Projects as Poverty Alleviating Measures

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Ira Malmberg-Heimonen and Anne Grete Tøge. Click here to access the article. The Background The background for the study is increasing child poverty, which has led to international and national policies to improve children’s future possibilities and reduce risks of the intergenerational… Continue reading Family Intervention Projects as Poverty Alleviating Measures

Which Duration of Unemployment Benefits is Considered Just?

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Christopher Osiander, Monika Senghaas, Gesine Stephan, Olaf Struck and Richard Wolff. Click here to access the article. Welfare states allocate and redistribute scarce resources to and from various social groups. Citizens of welfare states have ideas about who should receive what kind… Continue reading Which Duration of Unemployment Benefits is Considered Just?