Welfare and social security

  • No love on the dole

    Dr Rita Griffiths is a researcher at the Institute for Policy Research (IPR). Her PhD focussed on the relationship between family structure and the UK means-tested social security system. How would you feel if, by living with your partner, you...

  • #I’m with her, and for him?

    An important factor in Hilary Clinton’s victory in the Democrats’ Presidential nomination race was the support she attracted from middle-aged and older women. As is well known, millennials broke for Bernie Sanders, but Clinton won the support of women in...

  • Disability Benefits

    The day after a Budget is usually a difficult one for any Chancellor, but this year, George Osborne has been subject to sustained and withering scrutiny, most notably on the failure to meet his fiscal targets and the shunting around...

  • ..and justice for all? Basic Income and the Principles of Gender Equity

    Caitlin McLean, of the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California-Berkeley, writes on basic income and gender equity Cross-posted from the website of the journal Juncture http://www.ippr.org/juncture International interest in universal basic income[1] proposals has increased...