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Poverty, wealth and inequality

by Sam Royston  |  28th May 2020

In the first in this podcast mini-series, Sam Royston, author of 'Broken Benefits: What's Gone Wrong with Welfare Reform', talks about the impact of COVID-19 on families.…Read more

by Ligia Teixeira  |  21st May 2020

Ligia Teixeira, co-editor of Using Evidence to End Homelessness, talks with Jess Miles from Bristol University Press about the book, homelessness and COVID-19, and the importance of a 'what works' approach to create a society in which any experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.…Read more

by Ligia Teixeira  |  8th May 2020

Ligia Teixeira, co-editor of 'Using Evidence to End Homelessness', explains how evidence-based policies can help bring about a transformation of the homelessness sector.…Read more

by Catherine Casson Mark Casson John Lee and Katie Phillips  |  4th May 2020

Katie Phillips, John S. Lee, Mark Casson and Catherine Casson, authors of 'Compassionate Capitalism', show how entrepreneurs in medieval Cambridge were practising social responsibility, offering lessons we can learn in relation to contemporary challenges.…Read more

by Sue Cohen  |  1st May 2020

Sue Cohen, a long time community development worker, reflects on her time working on co-produced research projects and the different opinions often held by academics and community practitioners.…Read more

Rajiv Prabhakar, author of the forthcoming book 'Financial Inclusion: Critique and Alternatives', looks at the economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the implications this has for financial inclusion.…Read more

by Hannah Lambie-Mumford  |  27th April 2020

Hannah Lambie-Mumford, co-editor of 'The Rise of Food Charity in Europe', discusses the rise of food charity in recent years and the impact COVID-19 is having on this vulnerable system.…Read more

by Gottfried Schweiger  |  14th April 2020

Vulnerability is strongly influenced by the social context that people live in. Gottfried Schweiger, one of the editors of 'Absolute Poverty in Europe', shows how this is becoming more evident with the COVID-19 pandemic as people affected by poverty, exclusion and other disadvantages are facing additional challenges and becoming victims more than most.…Read more

by Alison Shaw  |  3rd April 2020

Alison Shaw, Chief Executive of Bristol University Press and Policy Press, considers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can move beyond the catastrophe to improve lives and change societies for the better. …Read more

by Wendy Luttrell  |  31st March 2020

We live in a society where care is commodified, coerced, invisible and ‘passed on’ to others in ways that sustain inequality. Wendy Luttrell, author of 'Children Framing Childhoods: Working-class Kids’ Visions of Care', shows that it is time for a new narrative.…Read more