State-funded nursery schools now fill significant gaps in welfare provision in England.
PODCAST: The fourth part of a series from The Anthill Podcast on how the world has recovered from past crises examines the aftermath of the second world war in the UK.
States have stepped in after past crises. but they don't always stick around.
EU migrant households are actually a net benefit on the public purse in much of Europe.
Long before Chasten Buttigieg became a 'not-so-secret weapon' in his husband Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, another same-sex couple profoundly reshaped American social policy.
Its extremely common, everywhere, for large numbers of people to pay no net tax. It tells us nothing about the size of the welfare state or about whether it bribes people to keep tax high.
Self-help books can help us get through difficult times by telling us we have the agency to take control. But this method can also ignore structural inequities and negatively influence public policy.
Lots of things have happened in a century, but poverty has proven persistently hard to treat.
An April 2017 survey explored Americans’ opinions about government intervention and welfare policies. It found that on average, they want more from their government, but are highly polarised.
From the 20th-century process of policy trial and error, the nations that married the strengths of markets and government came out ahead.
New research on the future of the welfare state found people lack confidence in the whole system of government, rather than individual politicians.
From a certain perspective, we're already on the road to practicing a 'progressive eugenics' not a million miles away from what was imagined historically.
Thousands queued to buy the report by William Beveridge that would lay the foundations for Britain's modern welfare state.
It was meant to provide a more streamlined and coherent system – but it isn't working.
The rollout of the new benefit system will not be paused – but it is causing real hardship.
New research on implicit attitudes to people who receive benefits shows how pervasive hostility towards them is.
This problem masks a greater threat to the welfare state than it first appears.
Labour's pro-NHS, anti-cuts message appealed to both Leavers and Remainers.
One policy above all others will haunt the Tory election campaign to the bitter end.
Governments have come to realise that no one sector acting alone has the capacity or capability to solve complex social policy problems.