Financial Inclusion the Digital Banking Age

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Ram Cnaan, Marquisha Lawrence Scott, Daniel Heist and MS Moodithaya. Click here to access the article. The idea that we have resolved the days of technological disparity and inequality should be reexamined. Having a cellphone or engaging in social media does… Continue reading Financial Inclusion the Digital Banking Age

Old-Age Pensions Around the World: Between Economic and Colonial Origins

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy by Aline Grünewald. Click here to access the article. Nowadays, nearly every country around the world offers protection for the elderly, rendering old-age pensions the most widespread social security programme. While a lot of research has focused on the… Continue reading Old-Age Pensions Around the World: Between Economic and Colonial Origins

Not All Firms Respond Equally to Protections for Temporary Workers

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Hyejin Ko and Andrew Weaver. Click here to access the article. One persistent challenge that many advanced economies face concerns job quality. Over the past few decades many countries have attempted to spur job creation by allowing or promoting the growth… Continue reading Not All Firms Respond Equally to Protections for Temporary Workers

Early Childhood Education and the Social Determinants of Health

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Helen Van Eyk, Fran Baum, Matt Fisher, Colin MacDougall and Angela Lawless. Click here to access the article. Early childhood education and development is internationally recognised as important to child health and wellbeing and to enabling children to become healthy productive… Continue reading Early Childhood Education and the Social Determinants of Health

Covid-19, Charitable Giving and Social Cohesion

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Peter Taylor-Gooby, Tomas Petricek and Jack Cucliffe. Click here to access the article. Remember “Clapping for Carers” and the rainbow placards: “Thank You, Key Workers” in our windows at the onset of the pandemic? It all seems a long time ago,… Continue reading Covid-19, Charitable Giving and Social Cohesion