Financial dimensions of well-being in older age
Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council
The aim of this project is to generate new knowledge and understanding of the financial dimensions of well-being among older people in the UK. We will be analysing seven quantitative and two qualitative datasets and synthesising our findings to provide a complete view of financial well-being among older people. This will be complemented by survey data analysis of the longitudinal and cross-country influences on older people's financial well-being and quality of life.
Hard times: the financial wellbeing of low and middle earners - an analysis using the 2008-10 Wealth and Assets Survey
Funded by the Trades Union Congress (TUC)
Recent years have seen household incomes in Britain squeezed due, not only to the increased cost of living, but also to the impact of the economic crisis and the subsequent recession on workers’ job security, pay and working hours. With this in mind, the TUC commissioned this work in order to better understand patterns of saving, retirement saving and indebtedness among low and middle earners in Great Britain.
Helping vulnerable private sector tenants achieve financial inclusion
Funded by the Nationwide Foundation and the Nationwide Building Society
The aim of the proposed project is to understand the nature and characteristics of financially excluded private tenants, explore the specific barriers they face in accessing and using financial services, and develop effective solutions to reduce exclusion among this hard-to-reach group.
Understanding the financial impacts of cancer
Funded by Macmillan Cancer Support
The main aims of this mixed-methods study are to quantify the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis on individuals and their households and to understand the nature, causes and consequences of these impacts and who is most affected.
The financialisation of social welfare: the role of credit and counselling for social inclusion and exclusion
Funded by the Norwegian Research Council (via SIFO - Statens institutt for forbruksforskning)