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  • Date and time: Thursday 11 April 2024, 12.30pm to 2pm
  • Location: In-person and online
    YH/001b, Research Centre for Social Sciences (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

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Poverty, Inequality and the Welfare State - A Work in Progress Seminar Series

Join us in person or online for the next in our work in progress seminar series. As ever, we have a great range of papers and speakers, and there's plenty of time for informal discussion after each paper. 

On 11th April, we will hear from: 

'The two-child limit and child poverty in the United Kingdom', Kat Chzhen, (Trinity College Dublin)

'The Free Food Places: Looking beyond the food bank', Kate Haddow 

'Geographies of exclusion and inclusion: a place based approach to understanding emotional support for young people'. Antonios Roumpakis, Katherine Smith, & Aniela Wenham (University of York)

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In April 2023, the School for Business and Society launched a new work in progress seminar series that provides an informal opportunity to present and get feedback on developing research. The aim is to create a space for researchers across the university to share emerging findings and developing agendas, with a particular focus on poverty, inequality and social security. 

Seminars will take place every six weeks, and will be Chaired by Ruth Patrick (School for Business and Society). They will be hybrid sessions, so that people can attend in person or online as they prefer. 

This university-wide seminar series is hosted by the School for Business and Society, in partnership with the Cost of Living Research Group.

Please get in touch if you would like to present at one of the future seminars.

Previous Seminars

Previous seminars have included: 

Date: 9th November 2023

'Engaging with Lived Experience: Towards a Sociological Biography of a Category' Paul Jones, University of Liverpool 

'Power, participation and Poverty: notes from the field and why there's never enough time to make them'  Maddy Power and Ruth Patrick, University of York

'Inequalities in tutoring: Do low educated parents compensate less for their children's low academic skills?' Konstantina Maragkou (University of Cambridge), Cheti Nicoletti (University of York)  and Birgitta Rabe (University of Essex) 

Date: 22nd June 2023

'Living in survival mode': How social security reform could improve public mental health - Dr Katie Pybus (University of York)

'Work, welfare and mental health: transitions over time' - Dr Annie Irvine (King's College London)

'Inequalities in tutoring: Do low educated parents compensate less for their children's low academic skills?' - Dr Konstantina Maragkou (University of Cambridge), Professor Cheti Nicoletti (University of York), Professor Birgitta Rabe (University of Essex)

Date: 27th April 2023

'"It's the kids that suffer": Exploring how the UK's benefit cap and two-child limit harm children' - Dr Chris Devany (University of York)

'Young male 'hidden NEETs' and their 'doxic' refusal of the benefits system' - Dr Kate Andersen (University of York)

'Growth in geographical segregation/social polarization in levels of education' Dr Daniel McArthur (University of York)

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible