Posted on 5 September 2014
Dr Christine Skinner was invited by the Department of Work and Pensions to attend a policy research workshop to discuss the evaluation and review of the child maintenance reform programme in Caxton House, Tothill St, London on the 12th of May 2014.
Dr Skinner also ran the ESRC international seminar ‘Social Change In East Asian And Developing Countries: Gender And Family Separation’ in ARRC, University of York on the 27th of June 2014. This is the third seminar in her International ESRC Seminar Series entitled ‘Child Maintenance International Perspectives and Policy Challenges’ (Award Ref: ES/L000792/1).
Early career researchers/PhD students presented and provided posters and many international delegates attended. Overall, 13 countries were represented: China, Taiwan, Korea, Peru, Columbia, Brazil, Nepal, Indonesia, Israel, France, Australia, UK, and US.
Christine was also invited by the Korean Women’s Development Institute to advise Korean Government ministers and policy makers at a unique International Conference ‘Commemorating the Enactment of the Child Support Enforcement Act in the Republic of Korea’ in the National Assembly, Seoul Korea, 10 July 2014
She also presented a paper Fiscal cost recovery mechanisms in child maintenance payments: UK, US, NZ and Australia compared, at the Social Policy Association Annual conference ‘Social Policy Confronting Change: Resistance, Resilience and Radicalism’ on 15th July 2014, University of Sheffield.