Posts by Ruth Cain

Ruth Cain, Senior Lecturer in the Kent Law School at the University of Kent

Rethinking Recovery III

Ruth Cain

The gendered impact of Universal Credit As part of the Conservative Government’s welfare reform, Universal Credit (UC) is now being rolled out across the UK.  UC negatively and disproportionately impacts women and low-paid families.  Not only does it do little to address the social crises sparked by austerity, it also enacts punitive sanctions on to individuals unable to amass sufficient … Continue reading

17 June 2015 by Ruth Cain
Categories: Austerity, Politics and policy, Rethinking Recovery, Social science, SPERI Comment, Welfare Tags: ,