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Welfare conditionality is ineffective, authors of major study say

Posted on Tuesday 22 May 2018

Welfare conditionality within the social security system is largely ineffective and in some cases pushes people into poverty and crime, a major study led by an SPSW's Professor Peter Dwyer has found.

York's Dr Alison Wallace has new book published

Posted on Tuesday 15 May 2018

A Research Fellow from the University of York has had her book, Ownership, Narrative, Things, published.

Addressing social factors in chronic disease in India

Posted on Friday 4 May 2018

The International Centre for Mental Health Social Research (ICMHSR) hosted a visit from its collaborators from India and Australia in April as part of a project developing social interventions for people with chronic disease in India.


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Join us at the SPA Annual Conference 2018, 11 to 13 July 2018, for: In the Shadow of the 2008 Crisis: Social Policy Ten Years On


Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Times

Fran Carter, Rowena Davis and Susan Gantt deliver SCT and SAVI workshops in London, 11 – 14 June 2018


Child protection systems and outcomes: a comparative perspective

At this event, delegates will hear about a study involving England, Germany, and the Netherlands, which has compared child protection policies, systems and practice to understand their impact on children and families.


In the Shadow of the 2008 Crisis: Social Policy Ten Years On - SPA Annual Conference 2018

We are delighted to be hosting the 2018 Social Policy Association (SPA) Annual Conference at the University of York. The city of York has a social investigative heritage that has profoundly influenced the shape of Social Policy in the UK and beyond. We hope that our 2018 conference will provide continuing inspiration for analysis and debate.


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