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Poverty, inequality and social justice

Taxi
by Tracey Herrington Poverty2Solutions  |  28th August 2020

Policy and decision makers all too often have little or no comprehension of the precarious nature of the lives of those in low-income, disadvantaged and left-behind communities. Tracey Herrington looks at how the Dole Animators project helped the voices of those directly affected by welfare reforms to be heard.…Read more

Fists in the air
by Steve Rogowski  |  25th August 2020

Steve Rogowski, author of 'Social Work: The Rise and Fall of a Profession', discusses the impact neoliberalism has had on social work, and explains that we need critical and radical social work practice to challenge and change the socially unjust and unequal neoliberal world we currently inhabit.…Read more

Classroom
by Ian Thompson and Gabrielle Ivinson  |  19th August 2020

Ian Thompson and Gabrielle Ivinson, co-editors of 'Poverty in Education Across the UK', discuss extreme poverty in the UK and look at how people from certain communities, jurisdictions and postcodes face higher poverty and poorer educational outcomes than others.…Read more

Sign saying 'We need a change'
by Sarah Jane Brubaker and Brittany Keegan  |  7th August 2020

Sarah Jane Brubaker and Brittany Keegan discuss the parallels between the causes of sexual harassment and other forms of oppression, such as racism and discrimination, and how recommendations for how to address these issues can be more widely applied.…Read more

Man with head in hands
by Stewart Lansley  |  3rd August 2020

Stewart Lansley, co-editor of 'It's Basic Income: The Global Debate', explains that it's time to end benefits sanctions and review the balance of rights and duties across society.…Read more

Universal basic income graph
by Malcolm Torry  |  28th July 2020

Malcolm Torry, author of 'Why We Need a Citizen’s Basic Income', discusses how the coronavirus crisis has exacerbated already existing employment and income insecurity and how this has led to the increasing interest in a Citizen’s Basic Income: an unconditional income for every individual. …Read more

Photo of Richard Titmuss

Following his appointment to the LSE in 1950, Richard Titmuss set about creating the academic field we nowadays call Social Policy. Here, John Stewart, author of 'Richard Titmuss: A Commitment to Welfare', thinks about what Titmuss might have made of the coronavirus crisis. …Read more

Photo of Marcus Rashford
by John Hudson Neil Lunt and Ruth Patrick  |  10th July 2020

John Hudson, Neil Lunt and Ruth Patrick, contributors to the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, discuss whether the COVID-19 pandemic will change attitudes, and policies, regarding welfare, with examples including footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign on child poverty. They identify three key things to look out for in the coming months.…Read more

Row of colourful houses
by Christine Whitehead  |  8th July 2020

Christine Whitehead, co-author of 'Understanding Affordability', explains why the private rented sector is the location for many of the biggest housing affordability issues, and outlines how the government can help in the aftermath of COVID-19.…Read more

Poster saying 'We are one'
by Ed Garrett  |  6th July 2020

Ed Garrett, co-author of 'The Impact of Community Work', discusses why community work matters now more than ever, and how it is only through actually being out there in communities that we can really support marginalised voices.…Read more