Welfare conditionality: Sanctions, support and behaviour change?

22 March 2017, 2.00 PM - 22 March 2017, 3.30 PM

Professor Peter Dwyer

School for Policy Studies, Room 10G4/5, 10 Woodland Road, Clifton, BS8 1TZ

This event is hosted by the Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice

Event overview: Based on analysis of data generated in 480 interviews conducted in a repeat qualitative longitudinal panel study this presentation will consider the impact of welfare conditionality on the lives of welfare service users. It will also offer some early insights into the effectiveness of welfare conditionality in bringing about behaviour change among those who are subject to conditional welfare initiatives/interventions. This work is funded by ESRC grant ES/K002163/2. This event is part of the School for Policy Studies lecture series 2017.

Peter Dwyer is Professor of Social Policy and Director of Research in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York. His teaching and research focuses on issues related to citizenship, welfare conditionality and migration. Professor Dwyer currently leads a large five year, collaborative ESRC funded project exploring the efficacy and ethics of welfare conditionality - www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk

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