Explaining Support for Universal Basic Income

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  Click here to access the article. The Swiss basic income referendum of 2016 and the Finnish basic income experiment of 2017-2018 attracted considerable attention worldwide, and recently a growing number of researchers and policy makers are considering universal basic income (UBI) schemes… Continue reading Explaining Support for Universal Basic Income

Social Support Networks: A New Safety Net in the Covid-19 Crisis?

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society.  Click hereto access the article. The covid-19 pandemic has had traumatic impacts on many people’s lives, whether through illness, bereavement, loss of earnings, or the ongoing pressure of lockdown. In such times, support from friends and family can be crucial, particularly for those… Continue reading Social Support Networks: A New Safety Net in the Covid-19 Crisis?

Ecosocial Innovation: Lessons for Labour Market Policies

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy.  Click here to access the article. The covid-19 crisis is causing a drastic rise of unemployment rates around Europe. Instead of using just old recipes the crisis could also be the starting point for an ecosocial transition in labour… Continue reading Ecosocial Innovation: Lessons for Labour Market Policies

The Puzzle of Japan’s Welfare Capitalism

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy.  Click here to access the article. Japan was the only non-Western nation considered by Gøsta Esping-Andersen in his path-breaking 1990 book ‘The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism’, which is probably the most cited source in the discipline of Social… Continue reading The Puzzle of Japan’s Welfare Capitalism

Why Taxation Matters to Social Policy

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society.  Click here to access the article. As the coronavirus pandemic shines a spotlight on the grim consequences of social, economic and other inequalities, and governments contemplate new tax and spending policies and a possible extension of austerity, social policy needs to give up… Continue reading Why Taxation Matters to Social Policy