Social protection and basic income in global policy – Global Social Policy

Extract from an article by Moritz von Gliszczynski Since the early 2000s, social protection has become a mainstay in global policy debates and has been recently named as an instrument to achieve the United Nation’s (UN) sustainable development goals (UN, 2016). This is the outcome of a long-term shift in policy: after decades of neglect at the global level, … [Read More] Social protection and basic income in global policy – Global Social Policy

“The Big Data rich and the Big Data poor”: the new digital divide raises questions about future academic research” – The Impact Blog at LSE

Extract from an article by Kate Metzler Data is being created faster than ever before. However, as Kate Metzler explains, limited access to this big data is creating a digital divide between large companies and the broader scholarly community. To compound this problem, there is also a big data analysis skills gap that further hinders the progress … [Read More] “The Big Data rich and the Big Data poor”: the new digital divide raises questions about future academic research” – The Impact Blog at LSE

From social security to social investment? Compensating and social investment welfare policies in a life-course perspective – Journal of European Social Policy

ABSTRACT This article contributes to the ongoing debate on the forms and characteristics of social investment policies and their potential trade-off with social security schemes by assessing developments of welfare spending profiles in 23 European welfare states in the 2000s. I argue that if a social investment turn has indeed occurred, it is not necessarily … [Read More] From social security to social investment? Compensating and social investment welfare policies in a life-course perspective – Journal of European Social Policy

Delivering Public Services: Locality, Learning and Reciprocity in Place Based Practice – Australian Journal of Public Administration

ABSTRACT Policymakers across myriad jurisdictions are grappling with the challenge of complex policy problems. Multi-faceted, complex, and seemingly intractable, ‘wicked’ problems have exhausted the repertoire of the standard policy approaches. In response, governments are increasingly looking for new options, and one approach that has gained significant scholarly interest, along with increasing attention from practitioners, is … [Read More] Delivering Public Services: Locality, Learning and Reciprocity in Place Based Practice – Australian Journal of Public Administration

Surviving work as an academic in the age of measuring impact – The Impact Blog at LSE

Extract from an article by Jane Tinkler Views that academics can avoid the problems of work and aren’t experienced in the ‘real world’ are wrong, writes Jane Tinkler. Precarious employment, balancing teaching, research and publishing demands and demonstrating impact are very real pressures. Indeed, it is through lasting, trusting partnerships with business that researchers can truly have … [Read More] Surviving work as an academic in the age of measuring impact – The Impact Blog at LSE

Measuring the societal impact of research: references to climate change research in relevant policy literature – The Impact Blog at LSE

Extract from an article by Lutz Bornmann, Robin Haunschild and Werner Marx A new metric offers insight into the societal impact of scholarly research by tracking the mentions of academic publications in policy documents. Lutz Bornmann, Robin Haunschild and Werner Marx have studied the usefulness of this metric, taking climate change research as their example, and … [Read More] Measuring the societal impact of research: references to climate change research in relevant policy literature – The Impact Blog at LSE

Brotherhood Update e-newsletter- Research & Policy Centre

Brotherhood Update e-newsletter November 2016 This month’s issue features not only new research publications and policy submissions, but also a radio interview, three webinars, a video and a short story collection. Our staff have written about social capital and standards for rental properties, and have spoken about applied sociology, consumer-directed care and social exclusion. We … [Read More] Brotherhood Update e-newsletter- Research & Policy Centre

Giving evidence in Parliament: training and support to engage with select committees (UK) – The Impact Blog at LSE

Extract from an article by Patrick Hanley Providing evidence to policymakers through select committees is a great way for researchers to influence current policy debates. But if you’ve never done it before, the formality of the task may appear daunting. In the third part of a series on giving evidence in Parliament, Patrick Hanley has compiled thoughts and experiences … [Read More] Giving evidence in Parliament: training and support to engage with select committees (UK) – The Impact Blog at LSE

Design thinking in policymaking: opportunities and challenges -The Mandarin

Extract from an article by Joannah Luetjens In Australia, as elsewhere, design thinking currently remains separated from mainstream policymaking efforts. ANZSOG researchers are looking at how practitioners are making use of it for government services. The theory and practice of public administration is increasingly concerned with the role of the citizen. Scholars and commentators have pointed … [Read More] Design thinking in policymaking: opportunities and challenges -The Mandarin

The limits of user-choice in specialised health and human services – The Power to Persuade

Extract from an article by Thu-Trang Tran Specialised health and human services have ‘credence attributes’ that make it difficult for users to discern the ‘true’ technical qualities of the care they receive, even after they have received the service and all the associated information. Recent behavioural economics research confirms that patients were inaccurate in assessing the … [Read More] The limits of user-choice in specialised health and human services – The Power to Persuade

Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) and its Long-term Effects on Educational and Labour Market Outcomes – RAND

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY US studies have shown that the provision of early childhood education and care (ECEC) is associated with positive social and economic outcomes, both in the short and long term. This brief reviewed the available evidence on the short and long term outcomes of ECEC within the European context: how do existing differences between … [Read More] Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) and its Long-term Effects on Educational and Labour Market Outcomes – RAND

Co-production: an inconvenient truth? (UK) – The Kings Fund

Extract from an article by Jane McGrath As chief executive officer of West London Collaborative (WLC), a community-led and owned community interest company, I was lucky enough to have a place in the first cohort of The King’s Fund programme Leading collaboratively with patients and communities, together with the chief pharmacist at West London Mental Health … [Read More] Co-production: an inconvenient truth? (UK) – The Kings Fund

New issue: Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Table of Contents: Vol 7, No 4 (2016) [Open Access] Welcome to Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, the international journal that brings together the range of longitudinal research within the broad framework of life course study. This journal aims to meet the communication needs of researchers using longitudinal and life course study methods at … [Read More] New issue: Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

Time to rethink the time policy in welfare to work – The Power to Persuade

Extract from an article by Juanita McLaren The Liberal’s Welfare to Work model has been dissected from many angles, including several Power to Persuade blogs (e.g., this recent policy comparison, this discussion of the psychological impacts of feeling ‘workless’, and this piece on how current welfare policies are designed to punish recipients.  Today’s piece provides an … [Read More] Time to rethink the time policy in welfare to work – The Power to Persuade

Place-based solutions for the Latrobe Valley – VCOSS

Extract from an article by Bridget Tehan Nearly 1000 days after the devastating Hazelwood Mine fire in Victoria’s Gippsland region something truly exciting is happening; the establishment of the Latrobe Health Assembly. The Assembly is an example of a ‘place-based approach’ designed to bring together community members, community organisations, businesses, governments and public services (such … [Read More] Place-based solutions for the Latrobe Valley – VCOSS

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