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2011 Housing benefit reform was a false economy, researchers find

Government reforms to housing benefit introduced in 2011 were intended to save the public purse hundreds of millions. Research from University of Warwick economists has found that, far from saving money, the change in policy simply shifted burdens to local councils: for every pound central government saved in housing benefit, local authority spending on temporary housing costs went up by 53p.


Researchers look for better ways to help young people in care become independent adults

Better ways to support young people as they leave the care system and become independent adults are at the heart of a major new research project led by the Monash Warwick Alliance and supported by £2m grant from the Economic and Social Research Council.


Left vs Right is dead – politics is about anarchists vs centrists, new CAGE study shows

Politics should no longer be divided between “left-wing” and “right-wing” because the vital dividing line between groups of voters is now between “anarchists” and “centrists”, a new study from the Centre for Competitive Global Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) shows today.


What factors influence the ways people access and use antibiotics in low-and-middle-income countries?

It is often assumed that people use antibiotics inappropriately because they don’t understand enough about the spread of drug resistant superbugs. A new study published in the medical journal BMJ Open and led by Warwick researcher Marco J Haenssgen reveals that in fact basic understanding of drug resistance is widespread in Southeast Asia - and that higher levels of awareness are actually linked to higher antibiotic use in the general population.


Warwick Law researcher responds to Independent Commission for Countering Extremism call for “national conversation on extremism.”

Dr Alison Struthers (Warwick Law) is co-author of one of eight peer-reviewed academic papers published today (31) by the Independent Commission for Countering Extremism. Dr Struthers reviews the effectiveness of teaching Fundamental British Values in schools and proposes an alternative framework for values education.


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