The ESRC-funded Welfare conditionality: sanctions, support and behaviour change project held a major international conference on welfare conditionality in June 2018.
Watch videos of our final findings presentations and responses from the international expert panel recorded live on the first day.
And see our new WelCond International page for more news.
Here you will find all of the presentations from our conference that the authors have given permission for us to publish. They are listed alphabetically by author.
For details of the Welfare Conditionality Project final findings report, presented on the first day of the conference, see our findings page.
Professor Jane Millar Women, work and welfare: conditionality and choice
Professor Rik Van Berkel From policy to practice: a street level perspective of welfare-to-work
Our final findings report is out today. It includes all the key findings and recommendations from our research, plus a section on methods, collected into a single volume. Read the report here
The first book from the Welfare Conditionality project has now been published. Welfare Conditionality by project team members Dr Beth Watts and Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick charts the rise of behavioural conditionality in welfare systems across the globe, its appeal to politicians of right and left, and its application to a growing range of social problems. Crucially it explores why, in the context of widespread use of conditional approaches as well as apparently strong public support, both the efficacy and the ethics of welfare conditionality remain so controversial. As such, Welfare Conditionality is essential reading for students, researchers, and commentators in social and public policy, as well as those designing and implementing welfare policies.
The book will be officially launched at the evening drinks reception at the Welfare Conditionality: Principles, Practices and Perspectives conference on 26 June, 6.30pm, York Castle Museum. Entry to the reception is free to conference delegates – there is still time to book your place before the closing date on 11 June. Click here to book your place.
The programme for our international conference on 26-28 June is now available. With more than 80 papers, plus top plenary speakers Professors Rik van Berkel and Jane Millar – and our WelCond research findings – this is a must-attend event. The first in a series of books based on WelCond research, Welfare Conditionality by Beth Watts and Suzanne Fitzpatrick, will also be launched at the conference.
Book your place now (closing date 11 June)
12 March: the deadline for abstracts has now passed. Many thanks to everyone who has sent an abstract: it promises to be an excellent event.
We’ve become aware that some academic colleagues may have had difficulty meeting our conference abstracts deadline of 28 February, because of the current industrial action. So we’ve extended the deadline to 5pm on Friday 9 March. Find full details of our call for papers here. Send your abstracts to the conference email address firstname.lastname@example.org. The dates for the international conference are 26-28 June 2018.
Our project has extended the deadline for abstracts to our international welfare conference until Wednesday 28 February. Please send us your abstract by the end of that day for inclusion. The conference email address is email@example.com
The conference is being held on 26-28 June, 2018, at the University of York. Full details of suggested topics for conference papers are here.
Delegates to our international conference next year can get a bargain by booking early. The early bird rate will now be available until Wednesday 7 February, giving plenty of time to send in abstracts for papers first. The conference runs from 26 to 28 June 2018 and delegates attending the full three days can save more than £30 with an early bird booking. Read More
We welcome proposals for papers from those working within and beyond the social sciences on any aspects of welfare conditionality and associated debates
An early bird discount applies to bookings made before 7 February 2018. Read More