Category Archives: Societies

Routes out of poverty: education and social mobility

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Education and social mobility can alleviate child poverty, but not in the way the government supposes, i.e. by improving future educational outcomes of poor children in order that they do not become poor adults. Rather, child poverty in the here and now can be alleviated if we allow low-income parents free access to further and   …Continue Reading


Developing an evidence service for the children and families workforce

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Karen Seditas shares learning from the Evidence Request Bank – a one year pilot development project which aimed to open up the evidence base for delivering public and third sector services to children and families in Scotland. Read in full via the CRFR Blog.


The poor and their health needs: hard-to-reach, still?

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In early September, I attended a three-day Zimbabwe all stakeholder conference on health in Victoria Falls, as part of the ‘innovative spending in health’ project. This event revealed, among other challenges, that just over 10% of Zimbabwe’s 15 million population has medical aid cover. This means that the majority of the country’s urban and rural   …Continue Reading


Teenage parents: moral problem, social problem or no problem at all?

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Dr Sally Brown from Durham University recently visited CRFR to present a seminar on her qualitative research with teenage mothers and mothers-to-be. She recounts her findings in this blog. Read in full via CRFR Blog


What does transformative participation mean for children and young people?

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“Children and young people’s participation in decision-making is increasingly promoted in countries across the world and internationally. Yet such participation continues to face remarkably similar challenges across contexts and countries: challenges such as tokenistic involvement, lack of impact, short-term and unsustainable activities, and concerns about who is included and excluded in such activities. How can   …Continue Reading


Presenting Feminist Institutionalist Perspectives

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“Rowman & Littlefield International have launched a new series – Feminist Institutionalist Perspectives – which seeks to publish cutting-edge work on gender and political institutions. Edited by Fiona Mackay, Elin Bjarnegard and Meryl Kenny – and launched in partnership with the Feminism and Institutionalism International Network (FIIN) – this series represents the ‘next stage’ of development of   …Continue Reading


Understanding K* and what it means for knowledge exchange in Scotland

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“The CRFR KE reading group focus in August 2014 was to explore ideas of knowledge exchange through reading Expanding our understanding of K* – a concept paper emerging from the K* conference held in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, April 2012, that CRFR Co-Director Sarah Morton had attended. We wanted to explore how K* concepts relate to   …Continue Reading


Improving care for older people – together

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“The recently published special issue of the Journal of Integrated Care features articles from practitioners involved in the collaborative PROP – Practitioner-research: Older people project. In this blog, Catherine-Rose Stocks-Rankin celebrates the aims and outcomes of practitioner-research.”   Read in full at CRFR Blog


Scottish Government Yearbooks 1976-92

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“The Institute of Governance has provided open online access to the full text of the full run of Scottish Government Yearbooks (1976-92).”   Read in full via Nationalism Studies.


What future for childcare?

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“One of the questions not raised in the Referendum debate on the 5th of August was what the result might mean for childcare. Professor Bronwen Cohen asks what future for childcare beyond the referendum.”   Read in full at  Scotland’s Referendum: Informing the Debate.


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