Poverty & Welfare Reform

2007

  • Experiences of Poverty and Educational Disadvantage
    Commissioned by: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
    Explores childrens experiences of poverty and educational disadvantage and their attitudes to education.
    Author: D. Hirsch

2011

  • Impact of Anti-Crisis Austerity Measures on Homeless Services Across the EU
    Commissioned by: FEANTSA
    Examines the impact of austerity in the housing sector across EU member states.
    Author: FEANTSA
    Read here
  • The gender impact of the cuts: a TUC cuts briefing
    Commissioned by: TUC
    Explores the gender impact of cuts to jobs, services and welfare.
    Author: TUC
    Read here
  • Single mothers: singled out – the impact of 2010-15 tax and benefit changes on women and men
    Commissioned by: Fawcett Society
    An assessment of the cumulative impact on single mothers of 2010-15 tax and benefit reforms.
    Author: Fawcett Society
    Read here
  • The Northern Ireland Economy: Women on the Edge?
    Commissioned by: WRDA
    Analyses the impact of the financial crisis on women, including lone parents, migrant women, young women and older women, with a particular focus given to pensions, welfare reform, debt and credit, housing, and energy debt. Includes a summary of policy recommendations for each government department.
    Author: Bronagh Hinds
    Read here

2012

  • An insight into the impact of the cuts on some of the most vulnerable in Camden
    Commissioned by: Young Foundation
    Considers the impact of austerity cuts on some of the most vulnerable in Camden.
    Author: M. Aylott et. al.
    Read here
  • The Impact of Tax and Benefit Reforms to be Introduced between 2010–11 and 2014–15 in Northern Ireland: IFS Briefing Note 114
    Commissioned by: Institute for Fiscal Studies
    Examines the projected cumulative impact of tax and benefit reforms on Northern Ireland households.
    Author: J. Browne
    Read here
  • Poverty and inequality in 2020: impact of changes in the structure of employment
    Commissioned by: Joseph Rowantree Foundation
    Reviews ‘the impact of changes in the structure of employment and pay on income inequality and poverty’.
    Author: M. Brewer et. al.
    Read here
  • The Impact of Austerity on Women: Policy Briefing
    Commissioned by: Fawcett Society
    Examines a range of quantitative and qualitative data and analysis on the impact of UK austerity measures on women.
    Author: Fawcett Society
    Read here
  • Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in Northern Ireland 2012
    Commissioned by: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
    Examines in detail what has happened in Northern Ireland since the recession in terms of poverty and social exclusion.
    Author: T. MacInnes et al. (New Policy Institute)
    Read here

2013

  • The Impact of Welfare Reform on Northern Ireland
    Commissioned by: NICVA
    Outlines the anticipated impact of proposed welfare reforms on the Northern Ireland economy.
    Author: Christina Beatty and Steve Fothergill
    Read here
  • Welfare Reform: Implications and Options for Northern Ireland
    Commissioned by: University of Ulster
    Explores the impact of welfare reform on Northern Ireland, including on pre-existing poverty.
    Author: G. Horgan
    Read here
  • Women at the cutting edge: why public sector spending cuts in Liverpool are a gender equality issue
    Commissioned by: Liverpool John Moores University
    Considers the cumulative impact of spending cuts and other austerity initiatives on vulnerable groups of women in Liverpool.
    Author: L. James, J. Patinotis
    Read here
  • Austerity and inequality: exploring the impact of cuts in the UK by gender and age
    Commissioned by: Research on Ageing and Social Policy
    Explores the impact of austerity-driven cuts on different population cohorts.
    Author: J. Ginn
    Read here
  • Poverty and problematic debt: what can housing providers do?
    Commissioned by: Joseph Rowantree Foundation
    Explores how the social housing sector might ‘address poverty and help prevent tenants from moving into problematic debt and rent arrears’, in the context of welfare reform and wider austerity.
    Author: G. Whitfield
    Read here
  • Oxfam Briefing Paper Summary: The True Cost of Austerity and Inequality in Europe
    Commissioned by: Oxfam
    Examines the impact of austerity on inequality across Europe.
    Author: Oxfam
    Read here
  • Child and Working-Age Poverty in Northern Ireland from 2010 to 2020 IFS Report R78
    Commissioned by: Institute for Fiscal Studies
    Presents projections of relative and absolute income poverty among children and working-age adults in every year to 2016- 17, and in 2020-21. The aim is to estimate the implications for household incomes and hence, income poverty of what is known about tax and benefit policy and current forecasts for the macroeconomy.
    Author: J. Browne, A. Hood and R. Joyce
    Read here
  • Anti-Poverty Strategies for the UK: A Review of Devolved Approaches to Child Poverty
    Commissioned by: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
    Provides an overview of devolved strategies to tackle child poverty in the UK; builds on earlier work by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation assessing the impact of devolution for low-income people and places; and, looks at what more can be done within existing powers to tackle child poverty.
    Author: J. McCormick
    Read here
  • Poverty in Northern Ireland: 2013/14
    Commissioned by: DSD
    Contains headline poverty figures drawn from the latest Households Below Average Income datasets.
    Author: DSD/ NISRA
    Read here
  • The links between housing and poverty: an evidence review
    Commissioned by: JRF
    Explores the relationship between housing and poverty in the United Kingdom
    Author: R. Tunstall et al.
    Read here
  • Poverty and Ethnicity in Northern Ireland: An Evidence Review
    Commissioned by: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
    Provides an overview of the research evidence on the relationship between poverty and ethnicity in Northern Ireland.
    Author: A. Wallace, R. McAreavey and K. Atkin
    Read here

2014

  • Paying the Price: the Long Road to Recovery: Executive Summary
    Commissioned by: Gingerbread
    Summarises research on the impact of austerity on lone parents’ everyday lives.
    Author: Rabindrakumar, S
    Read here
  • ‘Multiple cuts for the poorest families’
    Commissioned by: Oxfam
    Examines how the poorest families in the United Kingdom have been affected by benefit cuts.
    Author: H. Aldridge and T. McInnes
    Read here
  • ‘Monitoring the impact of recent measures affecting housing benefit and local housing allowances in the private rented sector in NI’
    Commissioned by: Sheffield Hallam University
    Assesses the effects on the private rented sector in Northern Ireland of recent austerity-driven government reform of housing benefit and local housing allowances.
    Author: C. Beatty et al.
    Read here
  • The Impact of Welfare Reform on Social Landlords and Tenants
    Commissioned by: JRF
    Explores the effects of cuts in welfare expenditure on social landlords and tenants.
    Author: Power, A. et al.
    Read here
  • ‘Life on a low income in austere times’
    Commissioned by: Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK
    Assesses the impact of austerity on low income households in the United Kingdom.
    Author: S. Pemberton et al.
    Read here
  • Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in Northern Ireland 2014
    Commissioned by: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
    Provides the latest data on poverty in Northern Ireland, focusing on associations between poverty, work, disability and age.
    Author: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
    Read here
  • Poverty Through a Gender Lens: Evidence and Policy Review on Gender and Poverty
    Commissioned by: University of Oxford, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
    Identifies and analyses evidence on the links between gender and poverty and examines the impact of these links on policy approaches.
    Author: F. Bennett and M. Daly
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  • Future of the UK labour market
    Commissioned by: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
    Examines the findings of a number of projects examining the associations between jobs, skills and poverty, with a view to identifying sustainable solutions to in-work poverty and worklessness.
    Author: K. Schmuecker
    Read here
  • Child poverty and social exclusion: final report of 2012 PSE study
    Commissioned by: Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK
    Analyses data on child poverty and social exclusion in the United Kingdom, presenting a child poverty measurement
    Author: G. Main and J. Bradshaw
    Read here

2015

  • ‘An assessment of the potential compensation provided by the new ‘national living wage’ for the personal tax and benefit measure
    Commissioned by: Institute for Fiscal Studies
    Examines the impact on household income distribution in the United Kingdom of recent tax, tax credit and benefit reform.
    Author: W. Elming et al.
    Read here
  • A widening gap: women and welfare reform
    Commissioned by: Engender et al.
    Examines the cumulative impact of welfare changes on women in Scotland.
    Author: Engender
    Read here
  • ‘Financial difficulty and mental wellbeing in an age of austerity: the experience in deprived communities’
    Commissioned by: Social Policy and Society
    Presents findings on the impact of the United Kingdom recession on suicide rates
    Author: A. Curl and A. Kearns
    Read here

2016

  • Women at the Cutting Edge: The Impact of Spending Cuts on Women’s Community & Voluntary Organisations in Northern Ireland
    Commissioned by: WRDA
    This research documents how far the cuts have threatened the women’s sector and the vital services provided by it.
    Author: WRDA
    Read here