News in the School of Social Policy

This is the latest news from the School of Social Policy, its Departments and Research Centres.


Financial inclusion: an agenda for future research

Dr Rajiv Prabhakar

In the latest CHASM briefing paper, Dr Rajiv Prabhakar, from the Open University suggests that policy literature is generally supportive of financial inclusion but academic literature is often very critical of this agenda.

Lifestyle choice does not explain a 17-year life expectancy gap

When a researcher at BBC's Panorama got in touch with Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite to say they were making a programme about health inequalities in Stockton, she had mixed feelings. Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite writes for Social Sciences Birmingham.

Hope for Housing conference - a recap


On 9 July HCRG held a conference to connect international academic research, local community activism and policy debates and support community-led housing in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Global Forum on Migration and Development

IRiS Deputy Director, Dr Nando Sigona presented at the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Thematic Workshop - Children and Youth on the Move: Implementing Sustainable Solutions, in partnership with UNICEF.

Hope for Housing comes to Birmingham

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The Housing and Communities Research Group is hosting a conference wto explore how the Government Community Housing fund could mean Hope for Housing in Birmingham.

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