REF 2021

Submission receives highest score

Our Impact Case Studies best illustrate our mission to provide world leading research and to influence policy, practice, legislation and public understanding.

The 2021 REF (Research Excellence Framework) exercise graded the LSE's Department of Social Policy with the highest possible scores for research impact and environment.



Improving the lives of disadvantaged people through better measurement of poverty and inequality

Tania Burchardt, John Hills, Abigail McKnight, Kitty Stewart, Polly Vizard

Research by LSE’s Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion on poverty and inequalities has influenced how critical social problems are measured and understood.  

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Giving social housing tenants a voice

Anne Power, Bert Provan, Laura Lane, Eleanor Benton

Research has shaped social housing policy among professionals and in government and helped residents living in high-rise buildings to take action.

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Better measurement of income inequality levels and trends

Professor Stephen Jenkins

Research has provided a better measure of income inequality in the UK, which has changed how official data are produced by the Office for National Statistics.

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