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 research examining economic and social mobility among ethnic minority groups in Northern Ireland

May 30, 2014

In May 2014 the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Poverty and Ethnicity programme published research examining economic and social mobility among ethnic minority groups in Northern Ireland.
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JRF research: How place influences employment outcomes for ethnic minorities

May 30, 2014

In May 2014 the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's Poverty and Ethnicity programme published 'How place influences employment outcomes for ethnic minorities'.
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JRF research: Caring and earning among low-income Caribbean, Pakistani and Somali people

May 30, 2014

In May 2014 the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Poverty and Ethnicity programme published 'Caring and earning among low-income Caribbean, Pakistani and Somali people'.
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Commentary on ‘The cumulative impact of welfare reform’

May 18, 2014

'The cumulative impact of welfare reform: a commentary' was published by the Social Security Advisory Committee in April 2014.
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Thomas Piketty: ‘Capital in the 21st Century’ – paper and podcast

May 8, 2014

In April 2014, Thomas Piketty spoke about his book 'Capital in the 21st Century' at an LSE Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) seminar.
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Research on ‘Disabled People’s Financial Histories’

May 8, 2014

'Disabled People’s Financial Histories: Uncovering the disability wealth-penalty' was published by CASE in April 2014.
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Women’s Budget Group analysis of the 2014 Budget

May 2, 2014

In May 2014, the Women's Budget Group published 'The impact on women of Budget 2014. No recovery for women'.
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Report on the impacts of welfare reform in the London Borough of Newham

April 29, 2014

'Tipping the Balance - the cumulative impacts of welfare reform. A qualitative study on the cumulative impacts of welfare reform in the London Borough of Newham' was published by Community Link in April 2014.
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Equality Trust report: ‘The Cost of Inequality’

March 17, 2014

'The Cost of Inequality' finds that the impact on the UK of some of the social consequences of inequality could cost the equivalent of over £39 billion per year.
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Research on ‘The Impact of the Economic Downturn and Policy Changes on Health Inequalities in London’

March 12, 2014

'The impact of the economic downturn and policy changes on health inequalities in London. Development of an indicator set' is available on the Institute of Health Equity website.
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