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Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University CRSP’s research has four main themes: poverty and social exclusion; work and welfare trajectories; policy evaluation; and the administration and delivery of welfare services.
Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex It specialises in the production and analysis of longitudinal data - evidence which tracks changes in the lives of the same individuals over time. The key advantage of longitudinal data over snapshot or ‘single moment in time’ information is that it allows researchers to analyse the dynamic links between individuals’ life events, living and employment conditions, behaviour and values over the lifecycle.
Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of York The Unit has an international reputation for excellence in research in key areas of social policy, including health and social care, and social security and employment.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York The Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York contains three research units, all of which are also part of the Institute for Research Into the Social Sciences (IRISS) within the University: The Social Policy Research Unit; The Centre for Housing Policy; The Social Work Research and Development Unit.
Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath The research is divided into three main areas:
Work, family and welfare: new social divisions and social exclusion
The transformation of the welfare state: delivering services in new welfare states
European and Global Social Policy
Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge  

Department of Policy Studies, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

At undergraduate level it provides the subjects of Criminology, International Relations, Politics and Social Policy; it provides taught postgraduate courses in Citizenship, Housing, Criminology and Social Policy and supervision for MPhil and PhD research degrees in its subjects.

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