Impacts of our research

Across the world many governments, politicians and members of the public alike appear to be in favour of extending the use of welfare conditionality. However, little is known about the extent to which linking welfare rights to responsibilities may bring about positive changes in people’s lives. There is limited independent data for policy-makers and practitioners to draw on to inform their work.

Our project will provide new and wide ranging evidence to fill such gaps in knowledge. Moving forward, we hope that our UK based work will inform international and national welfare policy, practice and public debates about the effectiveness and ethics of welfare conditionality.

Our first wave findings were published in May 2016. Read them here, or browse our publications page for more event presentations, reports, videos and journal papers.

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University of Glasgow Heriot Watt University University of Salford Manchester Sheffield Hallam University University of Sheffield University of York