Welfare reform reading list

Aldridge, H. and MacInnes, T. (2014) Multiple Cuts for the Poorest Families. Oxfam Research Report. Oxford: Oxfam GB. https://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/multiple-cuts-for-the-...

Bambra, C. and Garthwaite, K. (2015) 'Austerity, welfare reform and the English health divide', Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 47, 3: 341-43.

Baumberg, B. (2016) 'The stigma of claiming benefits: a quantitative study', Journal of Social Policy, 45, 2: 181-99.

Bochel, H. and Powell, M. (eds.) (2016) The Coalition Government and Social Policy: Restructuring the Welfare State. Bristol: Policy Press.

British Medical Association (2016) Cutting Away at our Children's Futures: How Austerity is Affecting the Health of Children, Young People and Families. London: BMA.

Citizens Advice (2016) Welfare Reform and Working People. London: Citizens Advice. 

Cribb, R., Hood, A., Joyce, R. and Norris Keiller, A. (2013) Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2017. London: Institute for Fiscal Studies.

De Schutter, O. (2015) 'Welfare state reform and social rights', Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 33, 2: 123-162. 

Disability Rights UK, Citizens Advice and The Children's Society (2012) Holes in the Safety Net: The Impact of Universal Credit on Disabled People and their Families. London: The Children's Society. 

Dwyer, P. and Wright, S. (2014) 'Universal Credit, ubiquitous conditionality and its implications for social citizenship', Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 22: 27-35.

Edmundson, D. (2017) 'Welfare, austerity and social citizenship in the UK', Social Policy and Society, 16, 2: 261-70

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2012) Making Fair Financial Decisions: An Assessment of HM Treasury's 2010 Spending Review Conducted under Section 31 of the 2006 Equality Act. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Garthwaite, K. (2016) Hunger Pains: Life Inside Foodbank Britain. Bristol: Policy Press.

Hall, S-M., McIntosh, K., Neitzert, Pottinger, L., Sandhu, K., Stephenson, K., M-A., Reed, H. and Taylor, L. (2017) Intersecting Inequalities: The Impact of Austerity on Black and Minority Ethnic Women in the UK. London: Women's Budget Group.

Harris, N. (2014) 'Welfare reform and the shifting threshold of support for disabled people', Modern Law Review, 77, 6: 888-927. 

Hills, J. (2017) Good Times, Bad Times: The Welfare Myth of Them and Us. New edition. Bristol: Policy Press. 

Hudson-Sharp, N, Munro-Lott, N, Rolfe, H and Runge, J (2018) The Impact of Welfare Reform and Welfare-to-Work Programmes: an evidence review, Research Report No.112, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Lupton, R., Burchardt, T., Stewart, K., Hills, J. and Vizard, P (eds.) (2016) Social Policy in a Cold Climate: Policy, Poverty and Inequality in England. Bristol: Policy Press. 

MacLeavy, J. (2011) 'A 'new politics' of austerity, workfare and gender? The UK coalition government's welfare reform proposals', Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 4, 3: 355-67.  

McKeever, G. (2014) 'Cumulative impact of welfare reform', Journal of Social Security Law, 21, 3: 122-23. 

Meers, J. (2017) 'The "bedroom tax" in the Supreme Court: disability discrimination and "transparent medical need"', Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 39, 1: 112-14. 

McNeill, J., Scullion, L.C., Jones, K.E. and Stewart, A. (2017) 'Welfare conditionality and disabled people in the UK: claimants' perspectives', Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 25, 2:177-180.

O'Hara, M. (2014) Austerity Bites: Journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the UK. Bristol: Policy Press. 

Patrick, R. (2017) For Whose Benefit?: The Everyday Realities of Welfare Reform. Bristol: Policy Press. 

Pemberton, S., Sutton, E., Fahmy, E. and Bell, E. (2014) Life on a Low Income in Austere Times. London: Poverty and Social Exclusion.

Poinasamy, K. (2013) The True Cost of Austerity and Inequality. Oxford Case Study. Oxford: Oxfam GB.

Portes, J. and Reed, H. (2017) Distributional Results for the Impact of Tax and Welfare Reforms between 2010 and 2017, Modelled in the 2021/22 Tax Year: Interim Findings, November 2017. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Power, A., Provan, B., Herden, E. and Serle, N. (2014) The Impact of Welfare Reform on Social Landlords and Tenants. York: Joseph Rowntree.

Reed, H. (2016) The Impact of Planned Cuts to Public Spending Over the 2015-20 Parliament. London: Trades Union Congress.

Reed, H. and Portes, J. (2014) Cumulative Impact Assessment: A Research Report by Landman Economics and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Research Report No.94, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

Reed, H, Portes, J (2018) The cumulative impact on living standards of public spending changes. Research Report No.120, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Simpson, M. (2018) Assessing the compliance of the United Kingdom's social security system with its obligations under the European Social Charter, Human Rights Law Review, 18(4), 745-769.

Simpson, M., McKeever, G. and Gray, A.M. (2017) Social Security Systems Based on Dignity and Respect. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Snell, C., Bevan, M. and Thomson, H (2015) 'Welfare reform, disabled people and fuel poverty', Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 23, 3: 229-44. 

Social Security Advisory Committee (2014) The Cumulative Impact of Welfare Reform: a Commentary. London: Social Security Advisory Committee.

Watts, B., Fitzpatrick, S., Bramley, G. and Watkins, D. (2014) Welfare Sanctions and Conditionality in the UK. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Wiggan, J. (2017) 'Contesting the austerity and "welfare reform" narrative of the UK Government: forging a social democratic imaginary in Scotland', International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 37, 11-12: 639-54.

Women's Budget Group (2016) A Cumulative Gender Impact assessment of Ten Years of Austerity Policies. London: Women's Budget Group.

Women's Budget Group/Runnymede Trust (2016) New Research Shows that Poverty, Ethnicity and Gender Magnify the Impact of Austerity on BME Women. London: Women's Budget Group.

Zipfel, T., Tunnard, J., Feeney, J., Flannagan, A., Gaffney, L,. Postle, K., O'Grady, F., Young, S. and Bennett, F. (2015) Our Lives: Challenging Attitudes to Poverty in 2015. Sheffield: Centre for Welfare Reform.

Last updated: 07 Feb 2019