This project aims to conduct independent and high quality research located at the forefront of international debates on the theory and practice of welfare conditionality. It will explore two key questions linked to the effectiveness and the ethics of welfare conditionality:
In order to answer these questions the research team will be conducting interviews with three important groups:
This will enable the project to compare and contrast the perspectives of policy-makers, managers/front-line workers and service users who are experiencing conditional welfare in it various forms. The fieldwork is being carried out in the following areas: Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Peterborough and Sheffield.
The project runs for five years (2013-2018).
Partners: This research project brings together teams of researchers working in six English and Scottish Universities i.e. University of Glasgow, Heriot-Watt University, University of Salford, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Sheffield and the University of York, which acts as the central hub for this collaborative partnership.
University of Salford Investigators: Dr Lisa Scullion and Katy Jones
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded under the Centres and Large Grants Scheme.
Further information: http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk