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Child poverty in the UK

CARL PARSONS: Policymakers are letting disadvantaged, low-income families down by side-lining child poverty and switching attention to social mobility.

Tackling social inequality

We read with interest Jon Lawrence’s critique of Family & Kinship in East London - the oft-cited seminal ethnographic study of working class life in Bethnal Green authored by our founder Michael Young and Peter Willmott.

Slow progress

Local government is still not working well enough for women
Media coverage after the general election celebrated the fact, that for the first time, more than 200 women were elected as MPs. It was a milestone, although given that it only...

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