Inequalities, labour market and welfare

This area examines how individuals and families are affected by and react to changes in their life circumstances, including shocks to their health, disability, income and living arrangements. Our researchers will pay special attention to the way that new welfare systems, such as changes to benefits, protect households. We will be making a major contribution to important debates on poverty by advancing new ways of measuring poverty, and with new evidence on the dynamics of poverty.

Some of our current work:

Some of our work in this area of research is joint with a NORFACE-funded project:

A full list of all ISER’s research

Children, families and education

How new members of society – children, young people and new migrants – develop and are integrated into it

Ethnicity and migration

How values, attitudes, expectations, tastes or preferences and identity are formed and how they are linked to our education, employment and family set-up