Living in poverty or on low income affects millions of people worldwide and can have very serious consequences for individuals and the households they live in. Income poverty is often linked to household employment and earnings; highlighting the close connection between work and living standards.
Welfare safety nets often include anti-poverty policies however the design of policies differs significantly both between and within a country over time and can effect individuals outcomes, at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy and Society (CASPS) our researchers analyse various aspects of poverty including its determinants and consequences; and also evaluate policies designed to reduce and keep people out of poverty.
Current research projects
Completed research projects
- Social Mobilisation for Social Policy: Building the Policy Making of State and Society in the Arab Region
- Transnational Transformation in Social Protection Concepts
- Change, choice and constraint in family and work
- Mobile Welfare in a Transnational Europe: An analysis of Portability Regimes of Social Security Rights (TRANSWEL)
- Child Poverty and Social Mobility: Lessons for Research and Policy
- Understanding Childhoods - A qualitative longitudinal research project with low income children
- Lifetime economic mobility: Understanding mobility within and across generations
- Religion and social policy in the Middle East: Beyond the rentier state towards a new ethic of welfare
- Understanding the determinates of intergenerational mobility and the processes underlying individual decision-making
- Understanding the Gender Pension Gap in the UK
- Partnership dissolution and formation: How do they affect income employment and wellbeing?
- Lone parents' mental health and employment