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Call for Papers: Inclusive or Exclusive Global Development? Scrutinizing ‘Financial Inclusion’

Posted on Friday 14 September 2018

Students and Early Career Scholars are invited to submit their work for presentation and discussion.

Review reveals millions of private housing tenants are being failed

Posted on Monday 10 September 2018

Dr Julie Rugg and David Rhodes, from York’s Centre for Housing Policy, have published a review of the private rented sector.

Discourse and Narrative Approaches to Social Work and Counselling (DANASWAC)

Posted on Thursday 23 August 2018

The DANASWAC network held their 15th annual seminar at the University of York from 13-16 August 2018, hosted by the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.


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Multiple and Intersecting Experiences and Needs: Improving Women's Access to Support

What informs women's decisions to go to a helping service in the first place and then keep returning? The experiences of women involved in prostitution or who have been trafficked for purposes of sexual exploitation.


Inclusive or Exclusive Global Development? Scrutinizing ‘Financial Inclusion’

This half-day workshop would bring in such scholars to discuss what we have learned from a decade of research on the microfinance, and how financial inclusion and the emergence of fintech may offer new opportunities - as well as risks - in for inclusive global development.


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