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Building pathways out of in-work poverty - Jo Swaffield, Department of Economics
A collaborative research project between three major York employers and our researchers aims to identify sustainable approaches to reducing in-work poverty.
Professor Jo Swaffield reveals the findings to show how employers wishing to embrace an ‘anti-poverty’ strategy might consider a range of effective measures, beyond a voluntary Living Wage policy, to reduce the risk of poverty in their workforces.
The grammar of selection - Chris Renwick, Department of History
With the government resurrecting the idea of selection in schools, grammar school-educated Dr Chris Renwick asks whether our understanding of social mobility is all it is cracked up to be.
He explores – and often explodes – many of the myths surrounding the benefits of social mobility and the role it plays in the creation of a good and fair society.
In tracing the intellectual roots of the debate, Dr Renwick not only provides a reality check on the place of social mobility in progressive politics but also on the popular misconceptions of what actually happened during the so-called ‘golden age’ of social mobility.
Wasteful regulation: The perverse impact of waste management rules - Carrie Bradshaw, York Law School
UK food waste regulation encourages us to throw away millions of tonnes of perfectly edible food while millions go hungry.
York Law School’s Dr Carrie Bradshaw turns her forensic eye to a system that puts too much blame on the shoulders of consumers, and allows supermarkets to escape their responsibilities.
Less wealth, worse health - can the NHS do more to break this unfair link? - Richard Cookson, Centre for Health Economics
Health economist Professor Richard Cookson argues that the NHS has been over-reliant on blunt analytical tools that focus on a mythical ‘average’ citizen and ignore social inequalities in health outcomes.
Now he and his team are developing precision instruments to identify who gains and who loses most from decisions in terms of health outcomes. This will help the NHS and other public services do more to bridge the UK’s health divide and curb the rising cost of preventable illness associated with inequality.
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