Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy

Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy

An interdisciplinary research centre critically engaging with the evidence, design and evaluation behind policy development across a range of major social issues.


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We assess the governance, prioritisation and evaluation of policy responses to major social issues, including poverty and income maintenance, work and wages, inequalities, wrime and substance use, child well-being and ageing. 

About our research

Policy and Changing Families: a film about our work on the new household model.

We work closely with the Institute for Policy Research, which bridges the worlds of research, policy and professional practice.


Working papers


Higher Education, Career Opportunities and Intergenerational Inequality - Paul Gregg, Claire Crawford, Lindsey Macmillan, Anna Vignoles and Gill Wyness.

The Wage Returns to Education over the Life Cycle: Heterogeneity and the role of experience - Matt Dickson and Franz Buscha.