LSE Research Briefings

Recent research from LSE 

A selection of the latest research on policy priorites across the social sciences

 

Party Conferences 2019

UK Regions and Their Pathways To Prosperity 

LSE research looking at how regions across the UK can best thrive and grow.

Education

Science funding and Social Science Research

A briefing for a House of Lords debate on science funding that makes the case for the importance of social sciences, and includes a summary of LSE social science research into issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Early Education Inequalities  

Inequalities experienced in early education, which could have life-long ramifications for children experiencing them, are explored. 

Future of Academy Schools

Academy schools have varying governance structures that make it difficult to hold such schools to account on issues such as financial responsibility and the curriculum being taught in classes. 

SEN and Life-long Mental Health

Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) have been found to suffer mental health concerns throughout all stages of their life, including an increased level of loneliness. 

Media and Culture

Truth Trust and Technology Commission Recommendations 

The UK’s news media landscape is changing quickly, and long-held tenets of independence, verification and accountability have been undermined by the variety of new ways of accessing information. The Commission makes recommendations to improve our understanding of the current media landscape. 

Work and Pensions 

COVID Effects on the Self-Employed

New research shows how badly the self-employed have been hit by the pandemic, looking at their finances, fears for their health, and need for support from the Government.

Two Decades of Changing Inequalities in the UK

A nuanced picture of two decades of inequalities data from across the UK, from 1995/96 to 2015/16 with findings broken down by by age, ethnicity, region, housing tenure, and disability status showing some winners and losers of the last twenty years. 

Brexit Social Policy Implications

Predicting the effects on delivery of social policy objectives across the country following the UK leaving the single market and ending free movement of workers.  

How People Understand and Spend Benefits Received

Opportunities to improve the design and delivery of working-age social security benefits, including Universal Credit following research on how benefits claimants understand and use their money. 

Health 

Ending New Transmission of HIV Transmission 

Exploring the provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to those at high risk of contracting HIV and public perceptions of such provision.