Activating Employers in Active Labour Market Policies

This blog is based on an article published in Social Policy and Society.  You can access the full article here. Why do some employers participate in the implementation of active labour market policies (ALMPs), whilst others do not? How do they participate and what benefits do they derive from their participation? We know too little… Continue reading Activating Employers in Active Labour Market Policies

Age War as the New Class War? A Media Analysis

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  You can read an open access version of the article by clicking here. My paper examines representations of intergenerational injustice that feature prominently in both the contemporary UK media and beyond, focusing on the Guardian newspaper. I argue that such articles constitute both… Continue reading Age War as the New Class War? A Media Analysis

Is UK Welfare-to-Work Working? Short Answer: No

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  You can access a version of the article by clicking here.  My article, Welfare Grunters and Workfare Monsters? An Empirical Review of the Operation of Two UK 'Work Programme' Centres, published in the Journal of Social Policy, presents research suggesting that welfare-to-work… Continue reading Is UK Welfare-to-Work Working? Short Answer: No

It’s Good to Talk: Academics, Policy-Makers and Financial Inclusion

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society.  You can access a version of the article by clicking here. Should people play a greater role within the financial system? Policy-makers are looking at a range of ways to boost the involvement of people and households in the financial system. Academics are… Continue reading It’s Good to Talk: Academics, Policy-Makers and Financial Inclusion

Rethinking Research Impact: How and Why Social Policy Academics Should Try to Change the UK’s Current Approach

This blog is based upon an award-winning article recently published in the Journal of Social Policy.  You can read an open access version of the article by clicking here. Academics working in the UK are being increasingly encouraged and incentivised to seek research impact beyond the academy and the consequences of these changes have caused… Continue reading Rethinking Research Impact: How and Why Social Policy Academics Should Try to Change the UK’s Current Approach