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Dealing with disability in developing countries

22 July 2014

The esrc-funded research project social protection and disability: policy lessons from vietnam is looking at how people with disabilities are supported through social protection programmes

Rethinking pensions

06 June 2013

Six in ten people over the age of 50 in the uk have not considered how they will finance their retirement years – and a third of people approaching retirement do not know how much income they will r...

Power to the people

20 May 2013

The vision of active local communities, reinvigorated and empowered by engaged residents, is at the heart of the drive for ‘big society’

The demographic push to democracy

14 May 2013

When life spans increase, people become more concerned with their rights, pushing societies towards democracy, argues tim dyson of the london school of economics. While this demographic transition has...

Scotland's welfare challenge

14 May 2013

Whether independent or devolved from the uk, scotland is set to gain more control over welfare spending – but politicians have not engaged with the challenging issues of welfare spending in the futu...

The future of social care

09 October 2012

The government's white paper on care and support, published wednesday, presents a number of 'key actions' to meet care needs for the elderly over the next decade. The esrc-supported institute for fisc...

Improving services for the homeless

09 October 2012

Many homeless people with complex needs do not receive the support they need from agencies, a recently completed research project suggests.

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