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  Truly transformative? Critically appraising the ‘voice of lived experience’ in anti-poverty strategy and policy in Scotland.
  Prof J McKendrick, Prof S Sinclair, Dr R Lightbody
Application Deadline: 13 May 2019
Project reference number. GSBS-2019-123. The lived experience of poverty in Scotland has been conveyed for a wide range of population groups, in a diverse range of places, and with regards to a broad range of issues.
  Tackling poverty through “inclusive finance”- a case study of a Chinese rural village
  Dr Y Li
Application Deadline: 30 April 2019
The promotion of “financial inclusion” as an approach to poverty alleviation, was recently officially proposed by the Chinese government, with the intention…
  People, Places and Pockets: Appraising The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 as an Effective Anti-poverty Intervention for Rural Scotland.
  Prof J McKendrick, Prof S Sinclair, Dr M Kettle
Application Deadline: 13 May 2019
Project Reference Number. GSBS-2019-121. The Carers (Scotland) Support Act 2016 was introduced in 2018 with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of carers by supporting them to deliver their caring role.
  Development Engagement Lab PhD Studentship – Understanding Public Engagement with Global Poverty
  Prof D Hudson
Application Deadline: 30 May 2019
This four-year studentship is part of the Development Engagement Lab (DEL) project led by Professor David Hudson (University of Birmingham) and Professor Jennifer Hudson (UCL), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  Transformative sport? Appraising the impact of sporting interventions in the Pupil Equity Fund
  Prof E Tulle, Prof J McKendrick, Dr J Bowness
Application Deadline: 13 May 2019
Project reference number. GSBS-2019-129. The Pupil Equity Fund was introduced in 2016 as part of a £750 million commitment over the current parliamentary term to close the poverty related attainment gap in Scotland.
  Using child maintenance as a tool to enhance the circumstances, outcomes and wellbeing of lone mothers and children.
  Research Group: Institute for Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research
  Prof G Bramley
Application Deadline: 29 April 2019
When lone-mothers receive child maintenance the risk of poverty reduces and the poverty gap closes by 30% in the UK. Child maintenance is where a non-resident parent regularly gives money to the parent with whom the child lives most of the time as a contribution towards the costs of raising a child.
  Social Security and Income Maintenance in Scotland: Experience and Gender Equality Impact
  Prof S Cantillon, Prof S Sinclair, Dr A O'Hagan
Application Deadline: 13 May 2019
Project Reference number. GSBS-2019-125. The Scotland Act 2016 devolved significant new social security powers - conferring approximately 15% of total spending on welfare benefits - to the Scottish Parliament and Government.
  Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth Century Scotland: History, Politics and Policy
  Dr J Greenlees, Prof S Sinclair, Dr R Lightbody
Application Deadline: 13 May 2019
Project reference number. GSBS-2019-104. Overview. The conventional story about unmarried mothers has been one of shame. Mothers and their illegitimate children were neglected, abandoned by society and, for much of the twentieth century, also by their families.
  Optimising the Refurbishment of Post-War Housing for Energy Efficiency & Improved Indoor Environment
  Prof A Klemm, Dr P Baker, Dr D McCormick
Application Deadline: 28 April 2019
SCEBE-19-006. The Scottish House Condition Survey 2016 reported that 42% of the housing stock had un-insulated walls and approximately 25% of households suffer from fuel poverty.
  A quantifiable model of a Global Basic Income and Cash Transfer Programmes
  Prof S Ghosal, Dr T Koutmeridis
Application Deadline: 30 April 2019
The use of cash transfer schemes (CTPs) as a tool for addressing poverty, inequality as well as other socially desirable behavioural, educational, health, intergenerational, environmental outcomes has become increasingly widespread in practice and prominent in policy debates in LMICs (as well as in OECD countries).
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