Hard Times for Equality

This section contains links to research and other material addressing the impact of the financial crisis and austerity measures from an equality and human rights perspective. Please note that the EDF Research Network does not endorse the material provided on this website.

Inclusion London report: ‘All in this together?’

January 30, 2013

On 1 April 2011, Inclusion London published 'All in this together? An evidence base on Deaf and disabled Londoners and the impact of past and future policies'.
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Survey: State of the Voluntary Sector in Wales

January 30, 2013

In response to the recession, WCVA initiated a series of on-line surveys of third sector organisations in Wales in 2009.
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Report on the impact of public spending cuts on women in Coventry

January 30, 2013

This is a joint report examining the human rights and equality impact of public spending cuts on women in Coventry.
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Website: ‘Social Policy in a Cold Climate’

January 30, 2013

This programme examines the effects of the major economic and political changes in the UK since 2007.
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Council of the European Union report: ‘the Social Impact of the Economic Crisis’

January 30, 2013

This report maps the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU, and shows that the depth of poverty and social exclusion has worsened.
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Oxfam paper on UK poverty: ‘The Perfect Storm’

January 30, 2013

In this paper, Oxfam shows how the combination in the UK of economic stagnation and public spending cuts is causing substantial hardship to people living in poverty.
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JRF report on Universal Credit

January 30, 2013

A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, published on 30 October 2012, suggests Universal Credit could see people worse off in work.
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JRF report: ‘Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK’

January 30, 2013

The report reveals the extent of in-work poverty and the dynamic nature of poverty, caused by people cycling in and out of work and an underemployed workforce.
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