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.

JRF Viewpoint: ‘Why ethnicity matters for local authority action on poverty’

October 14, 2014

Published in October 2014, this Viewpoint draws together research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's Poverty & Ethnicity research programme, highlighting the implications for local authorities in the UK.
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Explainer on Poverty and Inequality in the EU

September 23, 2014

Published by the the European Anti Poverty Network, the 'Explainer on Poverty and Inequality in the EU' sets out to provide a simple introduction to the poverty debate.
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JRF evidence reviews: Reducing Poverty in the UK

September 5, 2014

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) published 'Reducing Poverty in the UK: a collection of evidence reviews' in August 2014.
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Report on the Impact of ‘Austerity Cuts’ on the LGBT Voluntary and Community Sector

September 4, 2014

Research by London Metropolitan University on the Impact of ‘Austerity Cuts’ on the LGBT Voluntary and Community Sector was published in June 2014.
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Research on ‘Poverty through a Gender Lens’

September 4, 2014

'Poverty through a Gender Lens: Evidence and Policy Review on Gender and Poverty' by Fran Bennett and Mary Daly was published in May 2014.
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EHRC report: Cumulative Impact Assessment

August 7, 2014

In July 2014, the EHRC published 'Cumulative Impact Assessment: A Research Report by Landman Economics and the NIESR for the Equality and Human Rights Commission'.
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DWP report on the impact of ‘the bedroom tax’

July 16, 2014

'Evaluation of Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy. Interim report' was published by the Department for Work and Pensions in July 2014.
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Final report of the Living Wage Commission: ‘Work That Pays’

June 26, 2014

'Work that pays: The final report of the Living Wage Commission' was published in June 2014.
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Study of Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK

June 21, 2014

The full results of the ESRC PSE research were presented at a conference in London on 19 and 20 June 2014.
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Report on ‘options for welfare in an independent Scotland’

June 4, 2014

'Re-thinking Welfare: Fair, Personal and Simple' by the Expert Working Group on Welfare was published in June 2014.
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