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Work, welfare and poverty

Our group researches work, welfare and poverty, how this shapes policies and the impact on families.


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We carry out research into group inequalities, access to employment and social exclusion

Our research

We research work, welfare and poverty, in relation to policies and their impact on families. This research is focused on the following areas:

  • major UK and international policy and academic debates regarding group inequalities in access to and returns from employment
  • policies as vehicles for addressing poverty and social exclusion
  • reinforcing active citizenship and renewed debates around the quality of work and its contribution to wellbeing

We are also interested in the gendered and other group divisions of paid and unpaid work, and the trade-offs between domestic caring, paid employment, and family outcomes.

Our projects



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