Our core focus is on issues around social security, poverty and social citizenship, topics that have been a core focus of the Department’s work since its foundation in the 1960s.

We have expertise in a wide range of topics, key specialisms including poverty and inequality, welfare conditionality, welfare reform, public attitudes to welfare and lived experiences of welfare. Our work adopts both national and cross-national perspectives and spans a wide range of methodological approaches.

Funders of our work include: the Economic and Social Research Council, Forces in Mind Trust, ShelterJoseph Rowntree Foundation and the Department of Work and Pensions.

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Peter Dwyer
Professor of Social Policy
peter.dwyer@york.ac.uk
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Peter Dwyer
Professor of Social Policy
peter.dwyer@york.ac.uk
+044 (0)1904 321229