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  1. MICHAELMAS TERM 0 items
  2. WEEK 1: WHAT IS POVERTY? CURRENT POVERTY MEASURES 9 items
    1. Core Readings 3 items
    2. Additional readings 5 items
      1. Chapter 3 of Understanding inequality, poverty and wealth: policies and prospects

        Chapter Background Chapter 3, Poverty and social exclusion’ In Ridge, T. and Wright, S., (pp.36-60),

      2.  Bradshaw, J., Middleton. S., Davis, A., Oldfield, N., Smith, N., Cusworth, L. and Williams, J. (2008) A Minimum Income Standard for Britain: What People Think. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Retrieved from:

          https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/minimum-income-standard-britain-what-people-think

      3. Mason, R. (23 June, 2015). 'Tory plan to redefine child poverty as figures set to show first rise in decade'. The Guardian. Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/23/child-poverty-measures-figures-first-rise-in-decade

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1.Are absolute or relative measures of poverty more useful?

         

        2.What are the key differences and similarities between the following measures of poverty: Households Below Average Income and the Minimum Income Standard? 

  3. WEEK 2: THE UNDERCLASS DEBATE 7 items
    1. Core readings 3 items
      1. Lister, R. (1996). 'Introduction: In search of the 'underclass'' In Charles Murray and the Underclass: The Developing Debate (pp. 1-18), London: IEA Health and Welfare Unit. Retrieved from

         http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/cw33.pdf

      2. Murray, C. (1996). 'The emerging British underclass' In Charles Murray and the Underclass: The Developing Debate (pp. 23-53), London: IEA Health and Welfare Unit. Retrieved from

        http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/cw33.pdf

      3. In Pursuit of the Underclass - John Macnicol 1987-7

        Article Essential

    2. Additional readings 3 items
      1. Read any of the rebuttals to Murray in Charles Murray and the Underclass: The Developing Debate. London: IEA Health and Welfare Unit. Retrieved from

        http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/cw33.pdf

      2. “Chav Mum Chav Scum” - Imogen Tyler 03/2008

        Article Background

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1.      1.What is the underclass? How can we measure the size of the underclass?

         

        2.      2.What are the key similarities and differences between people considered 'poor' and members of the 'underclass?'

  4. WEEK 3: INCOME AND WEALTH INEQUALITY 10 items
    1. Core readings 3 items
      1. Inequality: what can be done? - A. B. Atkinson 2015

        Book Essential (Chapter 1 – and chapters 2 and 3 for more depth)

    2. Additional readings 6 items
      1. OECD (2015) In It Together: Why Less Inequality Benefits All. Retrieved from: http://www.oecd.org/social/in-it-together-why-less-inequality-benefits-all-9789264235120-en.htm

      2. Global inequality: a new approach for the age of globalization - Branko Milanović 2016

        Book Background Read: chapter 1, pp.10-45

      3. Belfield, C., Cribb, J., Hood, A. and Joyce, R. (2015). Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2015. London: Institute for Fiscal Studies. Retrieved from: http://www.ifs.org.uk/uploads/publications/comms/R107.pdf

        * See Chapter 3 – for recent UK trends

      4. Jenkins, S. (2015). The Income Distribution in the UK: A Picture of Advantage and Disadvantage, No. 2015-01, Essex: Insitute for Social & Economic Research. Retrieved from:

        https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/research/publications/working-papers/iser/2015-01.pdf

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1. Can poverty be reduced if inequality is increasing?

         

        2. Wealth differences are affected by – and compound – other dimensions of difference associated with disadvantage. Please discuss in reference to EITHER housing tenure OR disability OR ethnicity.

  5. WEEK 4: CULTURE, POVERTY, AND SOCIAL ADVANTAGE 8 items
    1. Core readings 3 items
      1. Introduction: Reconsidering Culture and Poverty - MARIO LUIS SMALL, DAVID J. HARDING and MICHÈLE LAMONT 2010

        Article Essential

      2. Why Both Social Structure and Culture Matter in a Holistic Analysis of Inner-City Poverty - W. J. Wilson 01/05/2010

        Article Essential The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 629(1), 200-219.

      3. The Sociology of Elites - Shamus Rahman Khan 11/08/2012

        Article Essential

    2. Additional readings 4 items
      1. Why Don't They Just Get Married? Barriers to Marriage among the Disadvantaged - Kathryn Edin, Joanna M. Reed 2005

        Article Background Future of Children, 15(2), 117-137

      2. Cultural Knowledge and Social Inequality - A. Lareau 01/02/2015

        Article Background American Sociological Review, 80(1), 1-27.

      3. Narratives from a Nottingham council estate: a story of white working-class mothers with mixed-race children. - McKenzie, Lisa lisa.mckenzie@nottingham.ac.uk 2013

        Article Background Ethnic and Racial Studies, 36(8), 1342-1358

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1.  1. How can researchers incorporate both individual- and structural based explanations of poverty and social disadvantage into their work without "victim blaming?"

         

          2."Leaving culture out of discussions of poverty can lead to bad policy." Please discuss.

  6. WEEK 5: SOCIAL EXCLUSION AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM 7 items
    1. Core readings 2 items
      1. Understanding social exclusion - John Hills, Julian Le Grand, David Piachaud 2002

        Book  Chapter 2: Social exclusion, social isolation and the distribution of income in Understanding social exclusion

    2. Additional readings 4 items
      1. Social Exclusion in Britain 1991-1995 - Tania Burchardt, Julian Le Grand, David Piachaud 09/1999

        Article Background

      2. A theory of poverty and social exclusion - Bill Jordan 1996

        Book Background

      3. Social class in the 21st century - Michael Savage 2015

        Book Background * Focus on Chapter 9 for the view from the top and Chapter 10 on the view from the precariat.

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1.     How does our understanding of social exclusion change depending on whether is examining those at the top versus those at the bottom?

         

        2.      Does poverty lead to social exclusion or the other way around?

  7. WEEK 6: NO LECTURE OR CLASSES 0 items
  8. WEEK 7: THE CAPABILITY APPROACH AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION 10 items
    1. Core readings 2 items
      1. 'Chapter 2: The capability approach to advantage and disadvantage ', in Social Advantage and Disadvantage: Hardback: Hartley Dean - Oxford University Press

        Chapter Essential Burchardt, T. & Hick, R. (forthcoming) 'Chapter 2: The capability approach to advantage and disadvantage '

    2. Additional readings 7 items
      1. Tanner lectures in human values: the standard of living - Amartya Sen 1987 (electronic resource)

        Book Background Especially lecture 1, 'Concepts and critiques'. e-book and Course Collection HD6978 S78 * an early version of the idea of capabilities as the basis for thinking about disadvantage

      2. The idea of justice - Amartya Sen 2009

        Book Background Especially Part III-the most recent comprehensive statement of Sen’s thinking on the capability approach

      3. Creating capabilities: the human development approach - Martha Craven Nussbaum 2011

        Book Background Especially chapter 2-Nussbaum’s alternative, Aristotleian, version

      4. OPHI [Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative] (2015) Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

        Document Background * Browse for details of the MPI, an application of the capability approach

      5. The capability approach: insights for a new poverty focus - Rod Hick

        Document Background * Comparison between the concepts of income poverty, deprivation and social exclusion and discussion of what the capability approach adds

      6. Does it Matter that we do not Agree on the Definition of Poverty? A Comparison of Four Approaches - Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi, Ruhi Saith, Frances Stewart 09/2003

        Article Background * Empirical comparison of different poverty and capability measures

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1.  

         

        1.      How are capabilities defined and measured?

        2.      What are the similarities and differences between the capability approach and Wilson's definition of the culture of poverty?

  9. WEEK 8: GENDER AND POVERTY/SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE 13 items
    1. Core readings 2 items
      1. Chapter of Understanding inequalities: stratification and difference

        Chapter Essential Read: Platt, L. (2011). ‘Chapter 3: Gender,’

    2. Additional Reading 10 items
      1. Social divisions 2013

        Book Background Abbott, P. (2013). ‘Chapter 3: Gender’

      2. Hills, J., Brewer, M., Jenkins, S., Lister, R., Lupton, R., Machin, S., Mills, C., Modood, T., Rees, T., Riddell, S. (2010). An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK: Report of the National Equality Panel, London: Government Equalities Office. Retrieved from: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28344/1/CASEreport60.pdf

                    * information on gender throughout, but see also Chapter 9

      3. World Economic Forum. (2013). The Global Gender Gap Report 2013. Geneva, Switzerland: World Economic Forum. Retrieved from:

        http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GenderGap_Report_2013.pdf

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1.      Do women experience poverty differently than men? If so, how?

         

        2.      Why are lone mother households at particular risk of poverty?

  10. WEEK 9: SHORT TERM POVERTY DYNAMICS 5 items
    1. Core readings 2 items
      1. Changing fortunes: income mobility and poverty dynamics in Britain - Stephen P. Jenkins 2011

        Book Essential * Available online * Read Chapter 5: Income mobility and how it has changed over time

    2. Additional Reading 2 items
      1. Department for Work and Pensions (2013). Low-Income Dynamics: 1991-2008 (Great Britain), London: Department for Work and Pensions. Retrieved from:

         https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/200978/low_income_dynamics_1991-2008.pdf

         

                    * Focus on Sections 2 and 3

      2. Hannagan, A., & Morduch, J. (2015). Income Gains and Month-to-Month Income Volatility: Household Evidence from the US Financial Diaries, Washington, DC: US Financial Diaries. Retrieved from:

         http://www.usfinancialdiaries.org/paper-1

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1.      What is income mobility and how is it assessed?

        2.      Why is it important to examine short-term income mobility, as well as current income when seeking to understand social disadvantage?

  11. WEEK 10: LIFECYCLE AND INTERGENERATIONAL POVERTY DYNAMICS 8 items
    1. Core readings 2 items
      1. Income Inequality, Equality of Opportunity, and Intergenerational Mobility - Miles Corak 2013

        Article Essential Journal of Economic Perspectives, 27(3), 79-102.

    2. Additional Reading 5 items
      1. Wilkinson, R. and Pickett, K. (2009) The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everybody - Nieto, Nubia 2010

        Journal Background * Focus on Chapter 12: Social mobility: Unequal opportunities

      2. Hills, J. et al. (2015) New Research on Social Mobility and Educational Attainment: Summary, London: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. Retrieved from:

        http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/spcc/wp21.pdf

                    * Also, follow links to papers summarised

      3. Wealth in the UK: distribution, accumulation, and policy - John Hills, Francesca Bastagli, Frank A. Cowell, Howard Glennerster 2013

        Book Background * Chapter 5 on inheritance

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1.     How does looking at lifecycle and intergenerational poverty dynamics change our understanding of those in poverty, compared to looking at people during one point in time?

         

        2.    What is the relationship between income inequality and social mobility? Which conception of social disadvantage that we've discussed does this relationship most support?

  12. Week 11: Ethnicity and Poverty/Social Disadvantage 9 items
    1. Core readings 3 items
    2. Additional Reading 5 items
      1. Ethnic Minorities in Britain | Policy Studies Institute publications

        Webpage Background Berthoud, R. (1997). ‘Income and standards of living’, Chapter 5

      2. Fischer, P. and Nandi, A. (2015). Poverty across Ethnic Groups through Recession and Recovery, York: Joseph Roundtree Foundation. Retrieved from:

        https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/poverty-across-ethnic-groups-through-recession-and-austerity

      3. Nandi, A. and Platt, L. (2010) Ethnic Minority Women's Poverty and Economic Well-Being. London: Government Equalities Office. Retrieved from:

        https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/85528/ethnic-minority-women_s-poverty.pdf

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
        1. What is the impact of ethnicity on social disadvantage
        2. "Targeting specific policies to minority groups is the only way to address their risks of poverty and exclusion." Do you agree?

  13. LENT TERM 0 items
  14. WEEK 1: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF POVERTY AND SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE IN CHILDHOOD 10 items
    1. Core readings 2 items
      1. Family Structure and the Reproduction of Inequalities - Sara McLanahan, Christine Percheski 08/2008

        Article Essential

      2. ‘The family and disadvantage’ in Social advantage and disadvantage

        Chapter Essential Stewart, K. (2016) ‘The family and disadvantage’

    2. Additional readings 7 items
      1. Does money affect children's outcomes? | JRF - Kerris Cooper, Kitty Stewart

        Document Background

      2. Corak, M. (2013). Income Inequality, Equality of Opportunity and Intergenerational Mobility, Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor. Retrieved from: http://ftp.iza.org/dp7520.pdf

      3. D'Addio, A. (2007). Intergenerational Transmission of Disadvantage: Mobility or Immobility across Generations? A Review of the Evidence for OECD Countries. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Retrieved from: http://www.oecd.org/els/38335410.pdf

      4. Nasim, B. (2010). The Interdependence and Determinants of Childhood Outcomes: The Relevance for Policy, Report to the Department of Children Schools and Families, London: Centre for the Economics of Education. Retrieved from: http://cee.lse.ac.uk/ceedps/ceesp03.pdf

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1.      What is the best way to understand social disadvantage among children?

        2.      What is the most important factor leading to social disadvantage among children?

  15. WEEK 2: POLICY RESPONSE: EARLY INTERVENTION 9 items
    1. Core Readings 2 items
      1. Effectiveness of a nurse-led intensive home-visitation programme for first-time teenage mothers (Building Blocks): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial - Dr Michael Robling, PhDa, , , Marie-Jet Bekkers, PhDa, Kerry Bell, PhDd, Prof Christopher C Butler, MDg, Rebecca Cannings-John, PhDa, Sue Channon, DClinPyscha, Belen Corbacho Martin, MScd, Prof John W Gregory, MDb, Prof Kerry Hood, PhDa, Prof Alison Kemp, FRCPCHb, Prof Joyce Kenkre, PhDh, Prof Alan A Montgomery, PhDi, j, Gwenllian Moody, MSca, Eleri Owen-Jones, PhDa, Prof Kate Pickett, PhDe, Gerry Richardson, PhDf, Zoë E S Roberts, PhDb, Sarah Ronaldson, MScd, Julia Sanders, PhDc, Eugena Stamuli, MScd, Prof David Torgerson, PhDd 9

        Article Essential

    2. Additional readings 6 items
      1. Cooper, K. & Stewart, K. (2013). Does Money Affect Children's Outcomes? A Systematic Review. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Retrieved from: https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/does-money-affect-children%E2%80%99s-outcomes

      2. Give Us This Day Our Daily Breadth - Greg J. Duncan 01/2012

        Article Background

      3. Giving kids a fair chance - James J. Heckman 2013

        Book Background

      4. Stewart, K. & Obolenskaya, P. (2015). The Coalition's Record on the Under Fives: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015. Social Policy in a Cold Climate Working Paper 12. London: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. Retrieved from: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/spcc/WP12.pdf

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1.      Can early intervention programs improve outcomes among children? If so, which outcomes? How?

         

        2.      "Policies aimed at solely at improving parenting skills and home learning environment cannot possibly eliminate the child outcomes gap between rich and poor young children." Please discuss.

  16. WEEK 3: POLICY RESPONSE: THE EDUCATION SYSTEM: ADDRESSING BUT EXACERBATING SOCIOECONOMIC DIFFERENCES? 10 items
    1. Core Readings 2 items
    2. Additional readings 7 items
      1. Contemporary debates in the sociology of education 2013

        Book Background Read: Nikolai, R. and West, A. (2013) ‘School type and inequality’

      2. Learning in the home and at school: how working class children ‘succeed against the odds’ - Iram Siraj‐Blatchford 06/2010

        Article Background British Educational Research Journal

      3. Social Class and Inequalities in Early Cognitive Scores - A. Sullivan, S. Ketende, H. Joshi 01/12/2013

        Article Background

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1.      Is it possible for the educational system to provide equality of opportunity? If so, how?

         

        2.      Describe the ways in which educational inequalities are related in complex ways to students' gender and ethnicity.

  17. WEEK 4: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF POVERTY AND SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE AMONG CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES 10 items
    1. Core Readings 2 items
    2. Additional readings 7 items
    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1.      What is the relationship between disability and poverty/social disadvantage? Does this relationship change across the life course?

         

        2.      In what ways does the social model of disability change our thinking about how to improve the lives of disabled people?

  18. WEEK 5: POLICY RESPONSE: SOCIAL CARE AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES 13 items
    1. Core Readings 2 items
      1. Netten, A. (2011) Overview of Outcome Measurement for Adults using Social Care Services and Support. London: School for Social Care Research. Retrieved from: http://sscr.nihr.ac.uk/PDF/MR/MR6.pdf

    2. Additional readings 10 items
      1. Objectives of social care: 2 items
        1. Overview of outcome measurement for adults using social care services and support - Ann Netten

          Document Background available through LSE Research Online] ** Useful for thinking through what social care might and might not achieve

      2. Organisation of social care: 4 items
        1. The social care and health systems of nine countries

          Document Background ** Provides brief description of the entitlements, funding arrangements, approach to delivery, and key issues for health and social care systems of nine developed countries

      3. Wider issues and related policy areas: 4 items
        1. A new settlement for health and social care | The King's Fund

          Document Background The ‘Barker commission’ set out a road map for integrating health and social care in a national care service

        2. Personal Independence Payments, welfare reform and the shrinking disability category - Alan Roulstone 28/05/2015

          Article Background Useful for thinking about what the category “disability” means in social policy, and the role of benefits in supporting disabled people’s standard of living

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1.      What conception of poverty and social disadvantage is emphasized in the goals of social care? To what extent is this conception translated into the way that the policy is implemented?

         

        2.      "Social care is primarily about compensating for impairment, so people who have problems doing things for themselves can be personally clean and groomed, get all the food and drink they want and need, see people enough and so on." Discuss.

  19. Week 6 Reading Week 0 items
  20. WEEK 7: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF POVERTY AND SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE IN ADULTHOOD WITH A FOCUS ON EMPLOYMENT 12 items
    1. Core Readings 3 items
      1. Hiring as Cultural Matching - Lauren A. Rivera 12/2012

        Article Essential

      2. Shildrick, T., MacDonald, R., Webster, C., Garthwaite, K. (2010). The Low-Pay, No-Pay Cycle: Understanding Recurrent Poverty, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Retrieved from: https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/low-pay-no-pay-cycle-understanding-recurrent-poverty

    2. Additional readings 8 items
      1. Inequality: what can be done? - A. B. Atkinson 2015

        Book Background ‘Chapter 5: Employment and pay in the future’ (pp. 133-154).

      2. Barrett, R. (2010) 'Disadvantaged groups in the labour market', Economic & Labour Market Review, 4(6), 18-24. Retrieved from: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/elmr/economic-and-labour-market-review/no--6--june-2010/disadvantaged-groups-in-the-labour-market.pdf

      3. An anatomy of economic inequality in the UK.: Report of the National Equality Panel - John Hills, Great Britain. Government Equalities Office, Great Britain. National Equality Panel, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion 2010

        Chapter Background Read: Hills, J., Brewer, M., Jenkins, S., Lister, R., Machin, S., Mills, C., Modood, T., Rees, T., & Riddell, S. (2010). ‘Section 11.5: Earnings, employment and incomes across working lives’,

      4. Standing, G. (2013). 'Defining the precariat: A class in the making', Eurozine. Retrieved from: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/18276/1/Defining%20the%20precariat%20Eurozine%20Apr%202013.pdf

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1.      What groups are most likely to experience problems with employment? Why?

         

        2.      Why and under what circumstances can labour market inclusion ensure social inclusion?

  21. WEEK 8: WORK ACTIVATION POLICIES 15 items
    1. Core readings 3 items
      1. Activation and Labour Market Reforms in Europe - Sigrid Betzelt, Silke Bothfeld 2011

        Book Essential Read: Bothfeld, S. & Betzelt, D. (2011). ‘Activation and labour market reforms in Europe: Challenges to social citizenship – introduction.’

      2. Activation and Labour Market Reforms in Europe - Sigrid Betzelt, Silke Bothfeld 2011

        Book  Bothfeld, S. (2011). ‘The erosion of social status: The case of Germany.’

      3. Activation and Labour Market Reforms in Europe - Sigrid Betzelt, Silke Bothfeld 2011

        Book  Betzelt, S. & Bothfeld, S. (2011). ‘Activation policies: Potential enhancement and factual restraints of citizens’ autonomy.’

    2. Additional readings 11 items
      1. The ethics of welfare-to-work - Hartley Dean 29/10/2007

        Article Background

      2. Good times, bad times: the welfare myth of them and us - John Hills 2015

        Book Background ‘Chapter 4: It’s complicated’

      3. Chapter of Migration and welfare in the new Europe: social protection and the challenges of integration

        Chapter Background Read: Kaiser, L. & Paul, R. (2011) Differential inclusion in Germany's conservative welfare state: Policy legacies and structural constraints

      4. Chapter of Integrating social and employment policies in Europe: active inclusion and challenges for local welfare governance

        Chapter Background Read: Zimmermann, K. & Rice, D. (2016). ‘Organizational barriers to service integration in one-stop shops: the case of Germany’

      5. Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change

        Webpage Background * Have a look at this ongoing large project on Welfare Conditionality, based across 6 British Universities.

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1.      What assumptions do work activation policies make about the reasons that people are unemployed?

         

        2.      Evaluate the potential effectiveness of sanctions  for reducing worklessness.

  22. WEEK 9: AREA BASED INITIATIVES 10 items
    1. Core Readings 2 items
      1. Towards a more equal society?: poverty, inequality and policy since 1997 - John Hills, Tom Sefton, Kitty Stewart 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Power, A. (2009), ‘New Labour and unequal neighbourhoods’

      2. Estates on the edge: the social consequences of mass housing in Northern Europe - Anne Power 1999

        Book Essential * Introduction and Chapter 13, but information on estates in Chapter 12 will also be helpful

    2. Additional readings 7 items
      1. Fitzgerald, A., Lupton, R., and Brady, A. (2014). Hard Times, New Directions? The Impact of
        the Local Government Spending Cuts in Three Deprived Neighborhoods in London.
        London: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. Retrieved from:
        http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/spcc/wp09.pdf

      2. Lupton, R., Fenton, A., and Fitzgerald, A. (2013). Labour's Record on Neighborhood Renewal in
        England: Policy, Spending, and Outcomes 1997-2010. London: Centre for Analysis of
        Social Exclusion. Retrieved from: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/spcc/WP06.pdf

      3. Family futures: childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods - Anne Power, Helen Willmot, Rosemary Davidson 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Background *Focus on the Introduction and Chapter 8, but other chapters connect nicely to course material and could be used to broaden your argument for the essay or exam

      4. Power, A. (2014). Facing Debt: Economic Resilience in Newham CASE Report 83, London: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. Retrieved from: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/cr/casereport83.pdf

      5. Power. A., Provan, B., Herden, E., & Serle, N. (2014). The Impact of Welfare Reform on Social Landlords and Tenants, London: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. LSE: London. Retrieved from: http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/impact-welfare-reform-social-landlords-and-tenants

      6. Tunstall, R. (2015). The Coalition's Record on Housing: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 2010-
        2015. London: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. Retrieved from:
        http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/spcc/WP18.pdf

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1.      Compare and contrast the housing estates described by Power with Wilson's descriptions of urban neighborhoods in decline in terms of the problem they are experiences and the reasons given for their decline.

         

        2.      "Policy is more effective if focuses on people with characteristics likely to experience social disadvantage, regardless of where they live." Do you agree?

  23. WEEK 10: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF POVERTY AND SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE IN OLD AGE AND PENSIONS AS A POLICY SOLUTION 6 items
    1. Core Readings 2 items
    2. Additional readings 3 items
    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1.      How does the pension system help and exacerbate poverty among the elderly?

         

        2.      Discuss how policies to alleviate disadvantage in later life could be improved by taking into account both the diversity and dynamic nature of aging.

         

         

  24. WEEK 11: WHAT ABOUT REDISTRIBUTION AND INCOME GUARANTEES? 10 items
    1. Core readings 3 items
      1. Changing inequalities in rich countries: analytical and comparative perspectives - Weimer Salverda; Brian Nolan; Daniele Checchi; Ive Marx; Abigail McKnight; István György Tóth; Herman G. van de Werfhorst 2014

        Chapter Essential Read: Marx, I. & Van Rie, T. (2014). ‘The policy response to inequality: redistributing income’

      2. The Many Faces of Universal Basic Income - Jurgen De Wispelaere, Lindsay Stirton 07/2004

        Article Essential

      3. The student's companion to social policy 2016

        Book Essential Read: Hills, J, (2016), ‘Chapter [**30]: The distribution of welfare’

    2. Additional readings 6 items
      1. Inequality: what can be done? - A. B. Atkinson 2015

        Book Background ‘The case for a participation income’,

      2. Towards a New Social Compact: Citizen's Income and Radical Tax Reform - JAMES ROBERTSON 01/1996

        Article Background Robertson, J. (1996). ‘Towards a new social compact: Citizen’s income and radical tax reform’,

      3. 101 reasons for a citizen's income: arguments for giving everyone some money - Malcolm Torry 2015

        Book Background

    3. Class discussion questions 1 item
      1.  

        1.      How do income guarantees differ from the UK's Universal Credit?

         

        2.      Compare the advantages and disadvantages of means testing and basic income in alleviating poverty.

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