Living With Long-Term Lockdown

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society.  Click here to access the article. I am writing this blog amidst covid-19.  Like me, you may be struggling with the restrictions on your movements, with the limitations on your activities and with the lack of face-to-face social contact.  But also like me,… Continue reading Living With Long-Term Lockdown

Who Benefits Politically From Short-Time Work Policy? Evidence from Germany

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  Click here to access the article. In times of crisis, for example during a financial crisis or pandemic, governments use short-time work policies to avoid rising unemployment rates. These measures are wage subsidies for workers, paid by the state to companies during… Continue reading Who Benefits Politically From Short-Time Work Policy? Evidence from Germany

The Global Spread of Death Cafés

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society.  Click here to access the article. Before the covid-19 pandemic disrupted conventional thinking around death and dying, Death Cafés around the world were encouraging people to reflect on their mortality. Death Cafés are informal social spaces where strangers meet to ‘have a conversation’… Continue reading The Global Spread of Death Cafés

Does the Pause in Face-to-Face Benefit Assessments During Covid-19 Provide an Opportunity for Reflection?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  Click here to access the article. Mental health is on all of our minds at the moment. From coping with isolation to supporting friends and relatives, the covid-19 pandemic has brought about social changes on a scale most people in the UK… Continue reading Does the Pause in Face-to-Face Benefit Assessments During Covid-19 Provide an Opportunity for Reflection?

Young People’s Wellbeing and the Achievement Gap in the Age of Covid-19

This is a guest post by Dimitra Hartas. The covid-19 pandemic is having profound effects on all aspects of society, particularly affecting our physical and mental health and wellbeing. As our lives have suddenly been put on hold, physical distancing and social isolation are putting pressure on us all. But we should be especially concerned… Continue reading Young People’s Wellbeing and the Achievement Gap in the Age of Covid-19