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Dr Emma Wincup makes the case for social security at the House of Lords

25 January 2017 | Rebekah Bradley

Dr Emma Wincup makes the case for social security at the House of Lords

Dr Emma Wincup co-organised a roundtable event at the House of Lords on 13 December 2016, on the theme ‘Making the case for social security in an era of welfare state myths and stigma’. The event was organised to launch a special issue of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice. The issue, which came out in October 2016 (volume 24, no. 3), was co-edited by Dr Wincup (University of Leeds), Dr Ruth Patrick (University of Liverpool) and Professor John Hudson (University of York) and was on the theme “Exploring ‘welfare’ attitudes and experiences.”

The event was hosted by Baroness Lister of Burtersett and was funded by the Social Policy Association. Child Poverty Action Group was also present as an organiser of the event.

A wide range of participants were in attendance including MP, and Chair of the School of Law’s advisory board, Lord Colin Low. 

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