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.

Report: The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland

June 29, 2015

'The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland' was published by the Scottish Government in May 2015.
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Report on ‘the impact of the coalition government on disabled workers’

June 1, 2015

'The impact of the coalition government on disabled workers: Workplace experiences and job quality' was published by the Public Interest Research Unit in May 2015.
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NPI report: ‘What happened to poverty under the Coalition?’

June 1, 2015

'What happened to poverty under the Coalition?' was published by New Policy Institute (NPI) in May 2015.
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Joint report: ‘Women and Welfare Reform. A Widening Gap’

April 30, 2015

Engender, Close the Gap, SCVO, Scottish Refugee Council and Scottish Women’s Aid have updated their 2014 joint report and produced 'Women and Welfare Reform. A Widening Gap'.
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Research on ‘Women’s experience of financial abuse and potential implications for Universal Credit’

April 3, 2015

'Unequal, trapped & controlled. Women’s experience of financial abuse and potential implications for Universal Credit' was published in March 2015.
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Scottish Government report on public attitudes to poverty and inequality

April 1, 2015

'Public Attitudes to Poverty, Inequality and Welfare in Scotland and Britain' was published by the Scottish Government in 2015.
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LSE report on ‘The Changing Anatomy of Economic Inequality in London’

March 25, 2015

'The Changing Anatomy of Economic Inequality in London (2007-2013)' was published in March 2015.
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ONS statistics: Poverty and Employment Transitions in the UK

March 19, 2015

In March 2015 the Office for National Statistics released ‘Poverty and Employment Transitions in the UK and EU, 2007-2012’.
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JRF report: Redistribution of social and societal risk

March 19, 2015

In March 2015 JRF released a report entitled ‘Redistribution of social and societal risk’ which considers the impact of UK austerity measures on disadvantaged groups and communities.
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Crisis report and interactive map: Benefit sanctions and homelessness

March 19, 2015

In March 2015 Crisis released ‘Benefit sanctions and homelessness: a scoping report’ which shows that there are wide variations in how sanctions are being applied on the ground.
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